Speech on Hindi Diwas

Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14th September every year to commemorate the adoption of Hindi, in Devnagari script as the official language of the Union of India. The day is observed to promote Hindi and encourage its use. I have given here some easy to read essays of varied length on Hindi Diwas for my readers.

Short and Long Speech on Hindi Diwas

Speech 1

Good morning Respected Principal Sir, Dear Guests, teachers, and students. First of all, I would like to thank my class teacher Mr./Mrs.——– for giving me the opportunity to speak to you all on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.

As you all know that we celebrate Hindi Diwas on 14th September to commemorate the adoption of Hindi as the official language of India.

There is a reason why Hindi was adopted as the official language. A total of 490 million people speak Hindi. It is the second most widely spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese.

Despite being a native Indian language and the most popular for that matter; Hindi is losing its popularity to English. Today, English is widely used in offices and institutions as the primary communication language.

We need to change this if we ever want to keep the essence of Hindi alive. There is a need that English to be replaced by Hindi as our primary communication language. A language can only be promoted if more and more people speak and write it. Let’s pledge to do so in our houses, offices, and everywhere.

With this I might wish to end my speech. You all have been a great audience. Thank You!

Speech 2

Good morning everyone! Respected Principal Sir, honored guests and teachers; and very special love to all my friends assembled here. Today is a very special occasion.

It is the day when the nation commemorates the adoption of Hindi as the official language of India. It was on 14th September 1949, that the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi, in Devanagari script, as the official language of the Union of India.

The demand for the same had been raised decades backs my Mahatma Gandhi in a conference of Hindi literature. Beohar Rajendra Singh, a Hindi literary writer made tremendous efforts to give Hindi the status of an official language. He had rallied around the whole country to gather support for Hindi.

His efforts and also the efforts of those who have crusaded for Hindi must not be forgotten. There is an urgent need to promote Hindi and to keep it alive for centuries to come.

As you all know that with English becoming more popular, Hindi seems to take the backseat. The majority of us are using English for oral and written communication. We read English writers, stories, fictional, science, everything in English. Even our school textbooks are in English.

Let us not forget that Hindi is our mother tongue, it is much easier to learn and is way richer in vocabulary and expression. Hindi sentences make clear in objective and there is no confusion about it.

Friends, I know that the government and everyone are doing their part to promote Hindi, but we just need to push a little further. A little more effort from our side is required to give Hindi a global recognition. All we need to do is to use Hindi more and more, not only today but for the whole year.

With this I end my speech. Thank You!

Speech 3

Respected Principal Sir, teachers and dear friends, a very Good Morning to you all and thanks for giving your valuable time. Today is 14th September and the nation is celebrating Hindi Diwas. I am thankful to Respected Principal sir for giving me this opportunity to speak to you all on this significant day.

Before I begin, I would like to congratulate all present here, on the occasion of Hindi Diwas. Hindi is our mother tongue and the widely spoken language in India. Its promotion and development in any way are more than welcome. Hindi Diwas gives us the opportunity to make attempts to promote Hindi so that it didn’t get lost with time.

Yes, friends – sad but it’s true. Hindi is losing its popularity in that very land where it was born and the only reason I could think of for this decline is – the increasing popularity and acceptability of English.

I would like to ask a few questions to all of you – how did we get acquainted with English in the first place? How did the popularity of English supersede that of Hindi, despite the latter being the aboriginal language since the 1st Century CE?

Dear audience, it is very necessary that we find out the answers to these questions. As you all know that English had never been our mother tongue. We started learning English only when the British came to India in the 19th century. We learned it only to secure jobs and livelihoods in the British Raj.

But, gradually, with the passage of time, we started taking English as a status symbol. We started downgrading our own mother tongue and took the knowledge of the English language as a matter of pride and honor. Sadly we carry the same attitude for English even after decades of independence.

Remember – English is not an important language; we only made it so. There is no denying the fact that Hindi is richer and expressive a language as compared to English.

Why are we doing this then? Why are we hell-bent on destroying our own literature and preserving the one that doesn’t belong to us? You need to think! In fact, we all need to think! Think about what could we do to get Hindi back on the track with its full glory.

Believe me friends; it’s not a big deal. All it needs is determination and a collective effort from the people and the government. This is why we celebrate Hindi Diwas.

Let us pledge today that we would be using Hindi often as our primary communication language – in written and oral communication both. The government is doing a commendable job to promote Hindi at several spheres. It has made Hindi a mandatory language of written communication in departments. Awards are being handed out to Hindi writers, poets, and others for their work in promoting the Hindi language.

But, though commendable, all the effort seems to be insufficient unless it involves the masses in large numbers. It is only that the true change will come through the common people of India – people like you and me and billion others like us. When we choose to prefer our mother tongue, Hindi, over any other secondary language, then things will change gradually for good.

Our own Hindi will regain its lost glory and will get global recognition as the English today enjoys. I am not suggesting that we disown English or any other language completely, for that matter. Languages are good and must be learned. What I am saying is that we should consider Hindi as our primary fundamental language in all types of communications.

With this I might wish to end my speech. Thank you!

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