When India became independent, efforts were made by the government to broaden the language's reach. But earlier, at its Karachi session in 1925, the Indian National Congress decided to make Hindustani - a mixture of Hindi and Urdu - the language of independent India.
However, this proposal was later revised, and with the coming of the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, it was suggested that Hindi alone be made the national language.
As a language, Hindi not only commands respect but is widely spoken; Its popularity was sustained by the Hindi cinema. We celebrate Hindi Day as we acknowledge the importance of the language spoken by 43.6 percent of speakers in India, who recognize Hindi as their mother tongue - according to the 2011 census.
There are also other forms of language, such as Awadhi, Braj, and Khadi Boli.
National Hindi Day or Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 14 September in India to promote Hindi in India. The day is a celebration of the Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values among people at home and abroad.
Various Hindi literary festivals, Hindi poetry sessions, Hindi essay writing competitions, and speech competitions are organized all over the country and to celebrate Hindi Day.
The Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi as the official language of the country on 14 September 1949 under Article 343. It became celebrated as Hindi Day after veterans like Behar Rajendra Simha, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt, and Seth.
Govind Das worked hard for this. Hindi as the native language is spoken by 250 million people and is the fourth language in the world.Hindi Day is celebrated every year on 14 September as it is the day when Hindi was adopted as the official language of the Republic of India in 1949 in the Devanagari script.
Few facts about Hindi Diwas:-
1. 14 September 1949 was the 50th birthday of Hindi scholar and stalwart Behar Rajendra Simha, whose continuation helped to adopt Hindi as the official language of India out of a total of 22 languages in the country.
2. The word 'Hindi' is derived from the Persian word 'Hind' which means 'land of Indus river'. In 1981, Bihar became the first state in India to replace Hindi as its official language.
3. The first Hindi typewriter was created in the 1930s.
4. Hindi is considered an easy language, as it is phonetic which means that you pronounce what you read. Unlike most other languages including English, Hindi has a direct correspondence between symbols and sounds.
5. It is possible to write any possible sound in the world in the Hindi language which is not in the most popular languages like English.