Hindi has always been, is, and will be India's pride. No other language can raise the honor of the country. This is the reason former prime minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru gave the status of official language to Hindi in 1949. Since 1953, 14 September is celebrated as Hindi Diwas every year.
Source:- Indian Express
Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world. The Hindi language is the official language of India and a recognized minority language in the United Arab Emirates. It is the first language of about 425 million people and the second language of 120 million. Hindi derives its name from the Persian word “hind” which means the “land of the Indus River.” Apart from India, Hindi is also spoken in other countries including Mauritius, Suriname, Nepal, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, and South Africa.
In India, over 45 Crore people speak Hindi as their first or second language. It is the main language of the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and the capital city Delhi. It is also spoken in Jharkhand and Bihar in the eastern part of the country, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh in central India, and Rajasthan in the western part of India.
The main objective of celebrating Hindi Diwas is to make people take pride in their own language rather than entertaining the use of any other foreign language. It's like being proud of borrowed clothes. It is extremely shameful for the country that today's youth counts Hindi speaking as a low-key job. But they should know that being proud of a borrowed language doesn't make them superior, anyway.
The domination of the English language is slowly threatening the existence of Hindi. It is very important for all of us to understand that we will have to make efforts to give Hindi an essential place or watch it die within some years. With continuous practice of Hindi with pride, we can give it the honor which is needed and save it from extinction.