Hindi Diwas Speech
Good morning respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends. My name is Vidya, Studying in class 7th, welcoming you all to this beautiful event. On this occasion, I would like to thank my teacher for providing this opportunity to speak on this lovely day.
The constitution of India adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the country under Article 343 in January 1950. Hindi Diwas is observed on 14th September each year to commemorate the importance of the language. Many people in history worked hard to make Hindi as the official language.
This day is celebrated by organizing cultural and literary programs to bring out the value and the significance of the language. Through such programs conducted every year, it is a reminder for the younger generation to respect the language and attach utmost importance to it. Moreover, it is a promotion to stay grounded and intact with the roots and continue following their culture, tradition and language.
It is an effort made by the adults to instil patriotic feeling and love among the youth and also encouraging them to run parallel with the English language, which is used globally.
Lastly, I would conclude by thanking everyone who attended today’s program and would incorporate speaking Hindi in their day to day life and inspire others to follow suit. Also, I express my sincere gratitude to the devoted members who contributed to the making of the Hindi language as our official one.
Speech on Hindi Diwas – 14 September 2020
Hindi Diwas is observed every year on 14th September to mark the significance of the Hindi language. It is one of the oldest speaking languages originated from Sanskrit written in Devanagari script. The Hindi language is the official language of India.
History of Hindi Diwas
The standard base of Hindi is based on the Khari-Boli dialect found in the north and east of Delhi. Braj Bhasha, which was an important literary medium from the 15th to 19th century, is often treated as a dialect of Hindi. Furthermore, it was the language used in elementary schools.
Speaking the Hindi language attached more status to people than speaking English. The most interesting fact is that Hindi is a basic language of Persia. The first Hindi poem was written by renowned poet, Amir Khusro. The language also has other variants like Awadhi, Braj and Khadi Boli.
After Independence, to make the Hindi language the official language of the Republic of India several people conducted rallies and campaigns such as Beohar Rajendra Simha, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupta and Seth Govind Das. They laid out the importance of Devanagiri script and stressed on the local population who would comprehend and relate to the Hindi language.
Finally, on 14th September 1949, the efforts came to fruition, and the Hindi language was adopted as the official one. In all, there are twenty-two languages out of which Hindi and English are officially used. About 78% of people speak and understand Hindi.
Celebration on the Hindi Diwas
To showcase the essence of the day and the language, Hindi Diwas is celebrated across schools, colleges, offices and organizations. Literary programs and cultural programs are organized to encourage and promote Hindi language and its importance.
Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan also conducts a function where the President of India addresses people by delivering a speech on its importance and distributes awards to those who have contributed to the language.
Importance of the Hindi language
Gradually, among the youth, the value of the Hindi language is fading as the dominance of the English language surrounds them. They strongly believe that speaking English raises their status and looked up with more respect.
Therefore they are inclined and drawn towards English. A person who speaks Hindi is mocked and considered illiterate and uneducated. They neglect the fact that after Chinese, Spanish and English, Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world.
The reason behind such a drastic change is young minds are getting influenced by celebrities, social media influencers who keep on pounding their heads with achieving success only through English.
Every show, every platform, every other person is seen manifesting their English skills and proudly stating that they cannot speak Hindi.
Everybody who holds pride in speaking English should peek in history where notable personalities delivered a speech in Hindi in a foreign country. Gandhiji also called Hindi as the official language of the public.
In conclusion, it should be kept in mind that no matter where we go, we should always stay intact with our culture, language and values. The success is not defined by only speaking English but by remaining grounded and in-sync with the roots.
Such a program is a reminder for today’s generation that the Hindi language instils patriotic feeling and holds great importance.