India celebrates 'Hindi Diwas' on Sep 14

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{image-Pratibha+Patil1_14092008.jpg}New Delhi, Sep 14: India is celebrating 'Hindi Diwas on Sunday, Sep 14. The Department of Official Language in the Ministry of Home Affairs will organise a function where President Pratibha Patil will be the chief guest.

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil will preside over the function, while Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed will also be present at the function. A total of 45 prizes and awards in the form of shield or cash will be given away on this occasion to Hindi litterateurs.

The awards to be given away include the Rajiv Gandhi National Award for original book writing on Gyan Vigyan, the Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award for original book writing in Hindi and also for excellent work done in Hindi in Central Government Offices.


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