National Hindi Divas is observed on September 14 every year in India. The day is observed to promote Hindi as Matra Bhasha (mother tongue) of India and to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values among the people of the country and abroad. People across the nation celebrate the day by organising literary festivals, Hindi poetry sessions, Hindi essay writing competitions, Hindi speech contests and other events.
Historically, 1949, the Hindi language was adopted as the official language of the country by the Constituent Assembly of India. As per the report, two years after the independence, the newly formed administration was reeling under the pressure to bring together the multiple linguistic, cultural and religious groups of the nation.
To this end, several stalwarts rallied and lobbied pan-India in favor of Hindi, most notable person Beohar Rajendra Simha along with Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt and Seth Govind Das who even debated in Parliament on this issue.
It was believed that the unification of the country had to be done along with giving it a unique national flavour. In a country that did not have anyone language giving it a unique national identity. Therefore, there was this language, Hindi, which provided itself as the solution for unification. Inputs, ABP News.