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The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Rajbhasha Awards on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on September 14, 2017. Aims to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values.

Map of Number of Hindi Speakers

Map of Number of Hindi Speakers

Map of Number of Hindi Speakers

About National Hindi Divas (हिंदी दिवस)

  • Marks adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14 September 1949.

  • Under the Article 343 of Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagri script was adopted as the official language. But presently, there are 2 official languages: Hindi and English

  • The National Hindi Divas (हिंदी दिवस) is an annual literary-day observed on 14 September in Hindi speaking regions of India and other countries

  • Seeks to promote Hindi and show its importance in country and world.

  • Day is also celebrated in schools, colleges, offices, organizations and other enterprises with unique programs and competitions

About Rajbhasha Awards

Rajbhasha awards instituted by Department of Official Language of Union Home Ministry to recognize excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments, and Nationalized Banks in field of Hindi.

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The Hindi Belt

  • The Hindi Belt or Hindi Heartland is a loosely defined linguistic region in north-central India where varieties of Hindi are spoken.

  • Includes Indian states whose official language is Hindi- Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

History of Hindi

  • In the narrow sense, Hindi can be equated with the Central Zone Indic languages- conventionally divided into Western Hindi and Eastern Hindi.

  • Modern Standard Hindi or Manak Hindi, is standardised register of Hindustani, one of the varieties of Western Hindi.

  • Standardised Hindustani including both Manak Hindi and Urdu—is historically based on the Khariboli dialect of 17th century Delhi

- Published/Last Modified on: October 3, 2017


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