Do you know, how many human languages are there in the world? The Ethnologue catalog of world languages, which is known to be one of the best linguistic resources, currently lists 6909 living languages. No wonder, the more languages we learn, the more benefits it gives us for the cognitive development and beyond. Among which, Hindi is known to be the official language of India. It is also known as the mother tongue or the Matrubhasha of India. Let’s delve deeper into how the Hindi language became our official language.
Did you know Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world? Did you know, it is the first language of nearly 430 million people? The word ‘Hindi’ has been derived from Persian word ‘Hind’, which means ‘land of the Indus River’. The language help embracing the culture of Hindi with exotic Indian poetry, literature, wisdom, belief system, and philosophy. Hindi is based on Sanskrit which shares common ancestry with many other languages around the world. They say Hindi Language is also spoken in Mauritius, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Nepal, and Suriname.
When looking back to the history, it is said that in the year 1918, during a conference on Hindi literature, Mahatma Gandhi asked Hindi to be made the national language of India. After a lot of protests and demonstrations for this language to be recognized, Hindi, along with English, was accepted as the official language of India by Constituent Assembly on 14th September 1949. Since then, the Hindi Diwas came to be celebrated annually on the same date to promote the use of this language.
It is, therefore, various institutions including schools celebrate Hindi Diwas with a whole lot of gusto and enthusiasm by the people. It witnesses a number of great activities as well as celebrations to commemorate the memorable day. To develop the cognitive skills and put the Hindi language into practice, Oakridge celebrates Hindi Diwas every year on September 14.