September 14 marks 'Hindi Day' as our Raj Bhasha

New Delhi, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 Binita Tiwari

Hindi is a language of harmony and understanding said Ban Ki Moon during the 8th World Hindi Conference on Hindi at United Nation headquarter in New York and surprised many by inaugurating the ceremony with Namaste! Kya Hal Chal hai?

September 14 is celebrated as Hindi Day and was adopted as the official language of Constituent assembly in 1949 on this day. The Constitution of India adopted Hindi in Devanagri Script as the official language of the union under Article (343) in 1950.

It was envisioned that Hindi would become the sole working language of the central government by 1965, and state government will function in their own choice. But it did not happen and English is also used along with Hindi.

This decision of using Hindi met a widespread anti Hindi agitation by the non native speaker of Hindi. As a result the Official Language Act of 1963 was passed and English continued to be use as official language for indefinite period.

Hindi has a history behind; it belongs to Indo–Aryan branch of indo European language family. The word ‘Hindi’ itself is a gift of Persian, Mughals added to its flavour, Amir Khusro was first to write Hindi Poem.

Though it evolved from Sanskrit but many of its words originated from Arabic or Persian language.

This is also called as a ‘link language’, as it has united the vast Indian Diaspora and also minimized the gap between South and North India.

This language has travelled a long distance to make its presence felt in the World. It is spoken in many parts of the world and its one of the main language in Mauritius, Surinam, Trinidad and many others including US, South Africa, New Zealand etc.

If it is the mother tongue of 180 million people then it is also the second language of 300 million people.

Gandhi used this language to unite the whole India and used this language as ‘language of unity’. The word Swadeshi revolutionise the freedom struggle, and its entry into the Oxford dictionary marks its importance in world history.

Statistics are available which tells that Hindi is the second most spoken language of the world.

This entry in the world scenario was not a smooth ride. It faced lots of criticism and politics was played in its name.

Now its importance are realised, George Bush proposed a budget of $ 114 million to make Hindi a part of curriculum, to be taught from Kindergarten to graduate level. India too mooted a strategy to make Hindi as one of the official language of United Nation.

Hundreds of word has made an entry into the prestigious Oxford dictionary and others. Pundit, Guru, Nirvana, Adda, Roti are very much accepted in the whole world.

The wave of change can be seen everywhere, the same South India which was always divided on accepting Hindi as a national language. Deve Gawda in 1997 talked of promoting Hindi, then Karunanidhi recited a Hindi verse during a political campaign, and Jayalalitha against the anti-Hindi lobby campaigned in Hindi.

Hindi being a live language is gaining popularity and on the way to become a global language. But Hindi is harmed by its own people from the narrow mindedness of the Hindi speaking people; they do not accept the other language that is a part of Indian Culture. The rigidity has to be shrugged of and it should be kept away from the politics, and it should not be imposed on anybody.

Let it be accepted by the free wills of people. Somebody said Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.



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sohan

November 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM

hi wat dng

Karuna Kar Kalindi

September 14, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Angrejo ke saasan kaal me aajadi ka alakh jagane ke liye ek sambadh bhasa ki aawshyata thee jise " Hindi " ne bakhubi pura kiya. Iiske biprit, aaj angrejiyat ka chalan aam aadmi ke beech badhta jaa raha hai. Pratyek din angreji vidyalayon ki sankhya me vridhi ho rahi hai aur hindi bhasa ka prayog "Hindi Pakhwaare " par hi dekhne ko miltee hai jise dur karne ki aawshyakta hai. AAm admi ki dincharya me hindi hi mahatwapurna hai par ham angrejiyat ka chaadar se covered hona chahte hai jise dur karne ki aawshyakta hai aur sarkaari kaamkaaj me to hindi fully laagu ho then only hamaari maryaada vishwa ke sikhar par hogi.

Karuna Kar Kalindi

September 14, 2012 at 8:32 PM

In the pre independence era hindi was the only language which enlighten the people to convey their massage through out the country to achieve the goal of making india free from British . Today, when the country has just celebrated its 66th Independence day, english is dominating India. English medium schools are opening in every corner of the country instead of using hindi in all occasion. Today, "Hindi Fortnight " is the only period when the government administration pressurising its officials to use hindi in their office work. Fully Implementation of hindi in all offical work must be ensured, then only we will be able to keep the counrty ahead at the top.

RAJ

September 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM

this HINDI has given rich heritage to v Indians in the form of depiction of Art be it soulful Lyrics,nerve wrking Diagalou of Bollyood and none other than PREM KI BHASHA...SIDHE POINT PAY AAOVANA vS aGAR TUM GHUMA PHIRA KE KAHTE TO...

RAM PRANAY GANGOPADHYAY

September 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

NO DOUBT LEARNING MATERIALS`RE THERE,BUT IT`S LIMITATIONS,HISTORICAL BACKGROUND&COMPARISON WITH OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGES IN RESPECT TO INTRIGRITY OF OUR NATION MIGHT BE INCORPORATED.ONE MORE MATTER IS TOO IMPORTANT ie.NO PROMOTIONAL OR MINIMUM INCRIMENTAL BENIFIT IS AWARDED TO THOSE NON-HINDI-SPEAKING(BUT WHO TRIES TO PROMOTE HINDI AS LOVES HINDI) CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES WHICH COULD MAKE HINDI POPULER &TO SOME EXTENT LIMITATION COULD BE REMOVED GRADULLY.

Umadevi.B

September 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Thank you. We got wide information of Hindi language and Hindi day.If it had included with the info of some poets and revolutionist of Hindi it would be more useful.

Aabeda khan

September 9, 2012 at 7:56 PM

it really worthful to gain valuable information of r own national language i would share it wid my students ofcourse

shammi kumar

September 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM

i beg to say something about this page and who maked it. u r doing very good work. and i salute all of u as give as a knowledge about hindi. bcs most of the people have did't knowledge, when we celebrate a hindi day and when hindi was became our mothertoung.thanking u very much for given this type of knowledge....

Akash goutam

September 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

mujhe bhi padne mai achcha laga lekin kash ye hindi mai hota to or bhi maza aata.

Rashmi Mishra

August 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

achchhi jaankari hai.Hindi ke bare me bahut kuchh jaanane ko mila.bas afsos hai ki yah english me likha gaya hai.kya yaha isaka hindi translation nahi mil sakata?

Gopal Kumar

September 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM

This website is really doing a very good jot, but one thing i would like to say that if you use Hindi language inspite of English then it would be more better.

Gopal Kumar

September 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM

This website is doing really very good job but one thing i would like to say that if you can use the Hindi language inspite English, then it would be more better.

Purushotam

September 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM

dear sir
plz send me Hindi Day Sms

praveen

September 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Hindi is our national language and we all have to love it. This is vary problematic that some people of our country didn't like Hindi and our government also produce English. Today after Independence we lost our 63 yrs and unable to do something batter for our National Language.

PRIYA MISHRA

September 11, 2010 at 12:00 AM

hindi is my country language so please 14 september's only use hindi language.

chikku

September 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM

it is a good article will you please translate this to hindi

dhirendra

September 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM

hindi not because of persian language as suggested in ur articles it from khadi boli and who said amir khusro has written first hindi poem

amu

September 5, 2010 at 12:00 AM

next time write in hindi

priya

July 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM

good

dinesh bhandari

September 14, 2009 at 12:00 AM

i want to know.

pawan

September 12, 2009 at 12:00 AM

reason for celebrating hindi day

G.Jeyaprakash

September 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM

worthable day

padmaja

July 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Why not Sanskrit be made national language so that the ancient patents of our country like Haldi can be protected.

JP Dimri

September 12, 2008 at 12:00 AM

I want to know why we are not accepting Hindi in this Hindustan hindi is orphan in this country we have to change all infrastructure to accept Hindi and it should be by order. Please give me some important notes on Hindi that why hindi become our rajbhasa please mail me today

sandeep

September 8, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Oppose this Hindi day. This is another way of imposing Hindi on the rest of India. No Hindi please. We are all tired of it.

Chandan

September 3, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Institutions of the central government follow the undemocratic practice of imposing Hindi on non-Hindi states. The government of India shies away from telling the world the truth that India is a union of linguistic states. Instead, it paints both inside and outside India the wrong picture that all Indians either ought to speak or already do speak Hindi in preference to inferior ?regional languages?.

The result of all this is that Indians, who are basically made up of linguistic peoples such as Kannadigas, Bengalis and Telugus, have been confused to eternity when it comes to understanding themselves and the nature of their relationship with the entity called India.

raj

October 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM

FYI - India doesn't have a nationale language and Hindi is not the national langauge as asumed by the ignorant indians.

Why should rest of india has to pay for promoting a regional language like hindi?

In a country where millions of people are living in povery what is the need to hold the hindi divas in NY?

vineet

September 23, 2007 at 12:00 AM

this is a nice article and after reading ur article i came to know that hindi day. its a brilliant approach to make our language popular at this time when western culture is dominating.well its all necessary but we sud always keep this in our mind that we can express our feelings only in our mother tonuge..
well keep it up.