‘Hindi Diwas’ is being celebrated across the country on September 14, 2013 to commemorate the historic occasion, as Hindi was adopted as the official language of Constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949.
It was on September 14, 1949 when the Constitution-makers of the country decided to accord the status of Official Language of the Union to Hindi. To commemorate the historic occasion, Hindi Diwas is observed every year this day.
The language is one of the oldest languages and derives much of its academic vocabulary from the Sanskrit language and is written in Devanagari script. The history of Hindi belongs to Indo-Aryan branch of Indo-European language family. The Persian and the Mughals added their own flavour to the Hindi language.
Hindi is spoken in many parts of the world and is one of the main languages in Mauritius, Surinam, Trinidad and few other countries. It is the mother tongue of 258 million people and is the fifth largest language in the world.