PM, Shah extend greetings on Hindi Diwas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the occasion of Hindi Diwas, extended greetings to people and lauded those who contribute towards the progress of Hindi language.

“Best wishes to everyone on Hindi Diwas. My heartiest congratulations to all the linguists who contributed to the development of Hindi (language) on this occasion,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

Meanwhile, extending wishes on the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to the people to use the Hindi language along with their mother tongue.

“A country is identified by its border and geography, but its biggest identity is its language. The various languages and dialects of India are its strength as well as a symbol of its unity. In India, which is full of cultural and linguistic diversity, ‘Hindi’ has been working to unify the whole country for centuries,” Shah tweeted in Hindi.

“Hindi is an unbreakable part of India’s culture. During Independence struggle, the Hindi language was one of the biggest medium to unite people,” he added.

Modi government’s new National Education Policy will help the development of Hindi and other languages as well, Shah asserted.

On September 14, 1949, the Hindi language was first adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India as the official language of the Republic of India. Later, the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950 decided that Hindi will be used as an official language of India.

Hindi is spoken as a native language by 258 million people and is acknowledged as the fourth most spoken language in the world.