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President Mukherjee presents Rajbhasha awards

Updated: Sep 14, 2016 15:01 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday presented the Rajbhasha awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.

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 as the Constituent Assembly of the country adopted Hindi language as the official language of India on this day in 1949.

This day is being celebrated in schools, colleges, offices, organizations and other enterprises and unique programs and competitions are being held. (ANI)