Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday expressed his wishes on the occasion of “Hindi Diwas” calling the language “an unbreakable part of Indian culture”, adding that Hindi is working on ” unify the whole country “for centuries.
“A country is identified by its border and geography, but its greatest identity is its language. The different languages and dialects of India are its strength as well as a symbol of its unity. In India, which is teeming with cultural and linguistic diversity, ‘Hindi’ has been working to unify the whole country for centuries, “Shah tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).
“Hindi is an unbreakable part of Indian culture. It is an effective and powerful means of national unity and identity since the struggle for freedom. Hindi’s greatest strength is its science, its originality and its simplicity, ”he added.
The Union Home Minister further said that with the recent implementation of the national education policy, along with Hindi, other regional languages will also develop at the same level. “With the new education policy of the Modi government, there will be a parallel development of Hindi and other Indian languages,” Shah tweeted.
Home Secretary is due to deliver message to compatriots on Hindi Diwas today.
“Union Home Minister Amit Shah will deliver a message to compatriots on the occasion of Hindi Diwas (September 14, 2020), which will air on the Doordarshan national channel at 10:30 am,” a press release from the Ministry of the Interior.
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 to use Hindi as the official language of India was legalized by the Indian Constitution on January 26, 1950.
Hindi is spoken as a mother tongue by 258 million people and is recognized as the fourth most spoken language in the world.
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