Facts you need to know about ‘Hindi Diwas’
FACTS | Sept 14, 2020:
#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 as the official language of the country.
#Hindi is one of the widely spoken languages in the world and the first language of more than 520 million people.
#Coincidently, the day Hindi was adopted as India's official language it was also the 50th birthday of Beohar Rajendra Simha, who is known for the illustrations in the original final manuscript of the Indian constitution. The decision was then accepted, and it became a part of the Indian constitution on January 26, 1950.
#Hindi is one of our official languages of the Union government- English being the second and it is one of the 22 scheduled languages of the country.
#Due to the efforts of Beohar Rajendra Simha, along with Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt, and Seth Govind Das, Hindi was accepted and recognized as one of the two official languages.