Hindi Divas observed on a grand note in Warangal

Hindi Divas observed on a grand note in Warangal
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Several educational institutions celebrated Hindi Divas (September 14) on a grand note in Warangal on Thursday.

Warangal: Several educational institutions celebrated Hindi Divas (September 14) on a grand note in Warangal on Thursday.

Zilla Parishad High School, Nekkonda organised a special assembly with students, marking Hindi Divas. Competitions like essay writing, quiz, reciting poems, puzzles and the like were conducted for the students purely in Hindi language on the day,

Speaking on the occasion, the School Principal V Ratna Mala said that Mahatma Gandhi used this language to unite the entire India during freedom struggle. Hindi is the ‘language of unity’, she added. The single Hindi word ‘Swadeshi’ spoken by Gandhi brought revolution and inspired many Indians to fight against the British rule and its entry into the Oxford dictionary marks its importance in world history, she added.

Poosa Kishore, the Hindi Pandit of the School, said according to statistics, Hindi is the second most spoken language across the world and is the mother tongue of about 258 million people. But the people in both Telugu speaking states shows less interest to speak in Hindi language and the children are facing difficulty to speak and write in Hindi due to lack of encouragement.

To make them realise the importance of Hindi language, several programmes were being organised for students in schools on the occasion of Hindi Divas, he said. Students were told that September 14 is celebrated as Hindi Divas as it was adopted as the official language of Constituent assembly in 1949 on this day, he added.

Later, prizes were given to students, who performed well in various competitions.

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