Hindi Heading towards a new direction…

Expansion of Hindi in independent India is increasing day by day. Various ministries, departments of the Indian Government are working tooth and nail to use Hindi as much as possible. Hindi Advisory Committee is the apex body in providing directives in policy making and for the coordination of various programmes.

Of course, the value and fame of Hindi language has increased manifold, thanks to the encouragement of this language by different institutions of the Government of India.

In our country, the development of Hindi has proved to be extremely instrumental in spreading the awareness towards the national language at government and non-governmental organization. Even in the artists from Hindi film industry manage to earn handsomely, due to the pan-India penetration of this language.

Now the awareness of Hindi has increased in the country. This is the language that has got the distinction of having powerful presentations in print media, electronic media, etc. and people of this country unanimously feel that Hindi is root of the development of the nation.

Even though Mahatma Gandhi was a Gujarati, nevertheless he had spread his national and social reforms through Hindi that later spread throughout the country. Bal Gangadhar Tilak also gave a speech in Hindi in Benaras(1920). He said, “In my understanding, Hindi should be the medium of communication in India. When the people of one province meets  with the people of another province,  the medium of interaction should be in Hindi itself.
Today, the successful writing, reading, and teaching of Hindi in all the four states of the South is also very much due to the large contributions made by the organizations like  “Dakshin Prachar Bhasha” and “Rashtra Bhasha Prachar Samiti Vardha” established by Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation. Similarly, in Orissa, Assam, and Meghalaya, the widespread publicity and spread of Hindi is reflected.

Awareness for learning Hindi language has increased considerably in South Indian states. Dakshin Bhartiya Pracharini Sabha has played a pivotal role in creating a sense of awareness for reading and writing in Hindi in South Indian states. Apart from the authors and gernalists from south Indian states, many from the north are also associated with the Dakshin Bhartiya Pracharini Sabha. Doctor Mangal Prasad is editing a prestigious magazine “Bhasha Spandan”  through Hindi Academy whereas the essays of  very learned Gyan Chand Marmagya are taught in various courses of Bangalore University.

 Due to international recognition, they can hear the leaders present there in their own language. In the foreign countries, the language of communication is catching its roots. Hindi language has gained popularity and practicality in the political arena; Administration and parliamentary field, the foreign leader who is an Indian MP, the speech given by them is done in Hindi with the working executives of the Central Translation Bureau.

As a result of this, today Hindi is spoken with honor in whole of India. Today Hindi is our national language. There is no such corner in the whole country where Hindi is regarded as an alien language. Not only this language is spoken in all the small cities from west to west, but is also learned and taught. Hindi is compulsory in all schools of India. Without this, there is no scope for passing any examination. Today, in any state of India, we can go there and earn a livelihood out of the knowledge of Hindi language.  There is no any local language problem now.

  It is true that Hindi is the language of the world's largest democracy. It is the third mostly spoken language in the world. Today, awareness for Hindi language has increased exponentially. In the countries where the people of Indian origin are living in large numbers, the mode of communication in Hindi language has spread rapidly.        The preachers who went to promote the Arya Samaj abroad, took  “Satyarth Prakash” as their emblem.

It is basically in Hindi. The preachers of that time established Arya Samaj in those countries of the world and spread the word of Hindi. In order to read and write Hindi, those people have prepared a book in that language too. The Arya Samaj is also credited with sending Hindi abroad. The World Hindu Council is also promoting Hindi in foreign countries. Many organizations promoting Indian culture went abroad and they used to recite Saint, Mahatma, Bhajan and Kirtan in Hindi. These recitals are a medium of Hindi language and represent the spiritual perceptions of intellectuals of Hindi language.

In essence, Hindi is the constitutional form of India's first official language and it is India's most spoken and understood language but it has its own national language which is Hindi. On 14th September 1947 the Hindi language was declared the national language of India. India made its constitution on January 26, 1950 and Hindi was given the status of official language.

                                    Most of Fiji, Suriname, Mauritius,  Malaysia and some people in Nepal speak Hindi. Crossing the barriers of the nation language, the official language, the language of the native language, the language of communication, Hindi is moving forward to become a world language.
                                                                ---Ranjana Jha

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