"Though all Indian languages, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, originated from Sanskrit, Hindi is the most convenient for most of the population", he said. Then why people hesitate to speak Hindi?
September 14 is celebrated as Hindi day.
The President observed: "The moment a Hindi speaker greets a non-Hindi speaker with "Vanakkam", "Sat Sri Akal" or "Adaab", he establishes a connect at the linguistic and emotional levels".
In fact, India has been lobbying for the support of at least 129 UN member-nations to get Hindi the status of an official language of the world body.
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He said Hindi has the capacity to adopt from other Indian and foreign languages and dialect and this aspect should be taken full advantage of to popularise Hindi language.
Expressing similar sentiments, President Ram Nath Kovind, earlier in the day, urged that continuous efforts are necessary in this direction, so that more employment opportunities can be made available to youth through Hindi language. "We all have the responsibility to give respect to non-Hindi speaking people and regional languages", he said. Hindi Divas is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Beohar Rajendra Simha, who contributed in highlighting the importance of Hindi.
As English was already being used in official matters by the Britishers, the members of the Constituent Assembly then chose to include Hindi written in Devanagari script along with English as the working language, India Today added.