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Hindi Diwas being celebrated throughout country today

Updated: Sep 14, 2016 08:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14 (ANI): Hindi Diwas is being celebrated throughout the country today.

President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Rajbhasha awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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.

Hindi Diwas is celebrated on September 14 every year because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of the country adopted Hindi language as the official language of the Republic of India.

It serves to promote and propagate the Hindi language. The day is celebrated in the schools, colleges, offices, organizations and other enterprises as a Hindi Diwas with the unique programs and competitions organized related to Hindi poems, story recitations and vocabulary quizzes. (ANI)