Hindi Diwas Pics: President Pranab Mukherjee presents 'Rajbhasha Awards'

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New Delhi, Sep 14: National Hindi Diwas is annually observed on September 14 in India to promote the 'Matra Bhasha'- the mother tongue.

The fortnight event on Hindi Diwas focuses to lay emphasis on the importance of the language in India.

Hindi stands as a symbol of national spirit, unity, integrity and mutual harmony among our people.

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged.

Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said: "The constitution provides that Hindi should be developed in such a way that it should reflect India's composite culture. Hindi has therefore been entrusted with a very important role.

"For democracy to be progressive, the use of Hindi language and regional languages will have to be increased.

"The use of Hindi in internet and mobile services has increased manifold and this would be helpful in providing efficient administration to the public," he added.

The President said language was helpful in enabling government policies and schemes to reach the people.

Mukherjee presented the Rajbhasha awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag in the home ministry to recognize the contribution of ministries, departments and nationalized banks in the field of Hindi.

Here are some pics of the occasion:

In Pics: President gives away awards on Hindi Diwas Samaroh

President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh during the "Hindi Divas Samaroh" and awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag of Ministry of Home Affairs at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium in New Delhi on Sunday.

In Pics: President gives away awards on Hindi Diwas Samaroh

President Pranab Mukherjee today appealed for popularisation of Hindi, saying it has a special place among all languages in the country.

In Pics: President gives away awards on Hindi Diwas Samaroh

Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the President said efforts should be made to use simple words while transacting official business in the language for the benefit of common people.

In Pics: President gives away awards on Hindi Diwas Samaroh

"I appeal to everyone to give more emphasise on expansion and popularisation of Hindi, the official language of the country. Hindi has special place among all 21 scheduled languages in India," he said.

In Pics: President gives away awards on Hindi Diwas Samaroh

Quoting Rabindranath Tagore, the President said the nobel laureate had described all Indian languages as rivers and Hindi as a sea. Mukherjee said he was please to know that the Official Language Department, which organised the event, will soon come out with Hindi website of all Central Ministries and Departments.

In Pics: President gives away awards on Hindi Diwas Samaroh

The President said the websites must have simple words and parlance while providing information on government programmes and projects so that common people are benefited from it.

 

Mukherjee said through this initiative of using Hindi, the government can reach to maximum number of people and help them avail development programmes.

The President presented Rajbhasa awards in various categories on the occasion of Hindi Divas. He noted that the Constitution provides that Hindi language should be developed in such a way that it should reflect India's composite culture.

Hindi has therefore, been entrusted with a very important role. For democracy to be progressive, the use of Hindi language and regional languages will have to be increased, he said.

The President further said that the use of Hindi in Internet and mobile services has increased manifold and this would be helpful in providing efficient administration to the public.

OneIndia News 

(With agency inputs)

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