Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, emphasised the value of the Hindi language in “unifying” the country on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on Wednesday. The home minister declared that the Modi administration was dedicated to the advancement of Hindi and all regional Indian languages.
India’s official language, Hindi, ties the nation in a thread of unity,” Shah tweeted on Wednesday morning. “Hindi is the friend of all Indian languages.”
Shah stated in a speech given on the occasion of Hindi Diwas that while every Indian language has a distinctive past, Hindi has a unique space in the public imagination. He explained: “This is because numerous liberation warriors emphasised the significance of Hindi to speed India’s road to independence during the freedom struggle, notably Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Vinoba Bhave, and Jawaharlal Nehru.”
Shah will take part in the All India Official Language Conference in Surat, Gujarat, later on Wednesday.
The Constituent Assembly designated Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, as India’s official language on September 14, 1949. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, proclaimed the day to be Hindi Diwas to commemorate the important occasion.
On January 26, 1950, the Constitution was amended to codify the Constituent Assembly’s decision.