New Delhi [India], September 14
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the occasion of Hindi Diwas urged the people of the country to take a pledge to use Hindi along with their mother tongue.”On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, I urge all the countrymen to take a pledge to progressively use Hindi which is one of the official languages along with their mother tongue in basic works. The progress of India is contained in the coordination of mother tongue and official language. Wishing you all a very Happy Hindi Diwas,” Shah’s tweet, roughly translated from Hindi, said.Shah added that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership the government is committed to the parallel development of Hindi and other Indian languages,”Language is the most powerful medium to express emotion. Other than being the base of our cultural consciousness and national unity, Hindi also serves as a bridge between ancient civilization and modernity and progress. Under the leadership of Modi ji, we are continuously creating a strong identity for itself on the global stage,” PM Modi’s tweet, roughly translated from Hindi, said.
The Hindi language was first adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India as the official language of the Republic of India on September 14, 1949.The decision of using Hindi as an official language of India was legalised by the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950.Spoken as a native language by 258 million people, Hindi is recognised as the fourth most spoken language in the world.
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