Good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Hindi Diwas’.
‘Diwas’ in Hindi refers to ‘Day’. Thus, Hindi Diwas refers to National Hindi Day, which is celebrated annually in India on the 14th of September.
According to Wikipedia, “Hindi Day is celebrated in India to commemorate the date 14 September 1949 on which a compromise was reached—during the drafting of the Constitution of India—on the languages that were to have official status in the Republic of India.” Thus, from this date onwards, Hindi has been recognized as one of the two official languages of India.
This is a festival that predominantly pertains to North India. This day is thus observed to be a national holiday with the government offices being closed in the spirit of celebrating this Hindi Diwas.
On this day various speech and writing competitions are conducted based on Hindi. The President of India also presents an award of appreciation to individuals who have contributed to Hindi.