New Delhi: Hindi Diwas is being celebrated across the country today. It was on this day in 1949 that the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the country. Today, Hindi is one of the widely spoken languages in the world and the first language of more than 520 million people.

Union Government has taken several steps to promote the Rajbhasha and at the international forums, Hindi is being well received. The pioneer was the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose address to the UN General Assembly is still recalled by one and all.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has grreted people on Hindi Diwas. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said, on 14th September 1949, the Constituent Assembly accepted Hindi as the official language and called upon people to remember the ideals and harmony of the Constituent Assembly on Hindi Diwas which gave respect to Hindi and Indian languages in the Constitution. He said, our languages have been the source of cultural unity of the country. Mr Naidu urged people to learn Indian languages and increase linguistic harmony.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address Hindi Divas event in New Delhi today.

Greeting people this morning on Hindi Diwas, in a tweet Mr Shah urged countrymen to take a pledge to use Rajbhasha Hindi along with their mother tongue in basic works. He said, language is the most powerful medium to express emotion. Mr Shah said, Hindi is the basis of our cultural consciousness and national unity as well as it is a bridge between the ancient civilization and modern progress. 

The Home Minister said, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Government is committed for the parallel development of Hindi and all Indian languages.

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