Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Writers, teachers hail Hindi on its day

Hindi Diwas reminds citizens that they should have full regards for their mother tongue, said Hindi writer and Padmshree awardee Giriraj Kishore, while talking to TOI on Wednesday, which was celebrated as Hindi Diwas. He added that languages cannot be made 'alive' by using techniques or methods as they reside in people's heart and soul.

Kishore, also a former IIT registrar, added, "No other language in this world, except Hindi, has a day attributed to it. So Indian must pay their tributes to this language on Hindi Diwas."

On September 14, 1949, Hindi in Devnagari script was adopted as the official language of the country.

Renowned Hindi author Badri Narain Tiwari said, " Ban Ki Moon had said that Hindi is a language of harmony and understanding during the 8th World Hindi Conference on Hindi at United Nation headquarters in New York. He had surprised many by inaugurating the ceremony with 'namaste! kya hal chal hai'. Moreover, except Atal Bihari Vajpayee, no other Indian leader ever used Hindi while representing India, internationally. I want to ask why?"

Full report here Times of India

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