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.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the importance of Hindi was accepted by the constitution makers and it has now been accepted by the whole world. He was addressing the Hindi Diwas event in New Delhi today.
Mr Naidu said, hundreds of foreign universities are teaching Hindi as a subject and many fundamental books of knowledge and science are being written in Hindi.
The Vice President said, he believes that with the expansion of Hindi in education, knowledge science, information technology and commerce, the young generation will get better opportunities. Mr Naidu said, linguistic unity will be helpful in promoting Indian languages and official languages.
The Vice President said, in a vast democratic country like India, the language is of utmost importance for the benefit of schemes being run by the central government to reach the last person of the country.
The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also gave away the Rajbhasha Awards to chiefs of various departments, Ministries and offices for their outstanding performances in promoting the language.
Speaking on the occasion Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Hindi connects the nation. He added that there is a special attraction towards Hindi all over the world and that it is a matter of happiness that Google, Facebook and others are promoting Hindi.