Hindi day is being celebrated across the country today. It was on this day in 1949 that the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the country.
President Ram Nath Kovind will give away Rajbhasha awards for the Year 2016-17 at a function in New Delhi.
The Rajbhasha awards were instituted by the Department of Official Language of Home Ministry to recognize the excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks in the field of Hindi.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has stressed on the need for more and more use of Hindi language in official works. In his address on the occasion of Hindi Divas, Mr Singh appealed to the heads of all the Central Ministries, Departments, Offices and Banks to use Hindi language in their official works as well as in their daily works.