HQ Northern Command celebrates Hindi Divas

As part of an annual literary day , HQ Northern Command celebrated Hindi Divas today. It serves to propagate the Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values. Its importance is demonstrated by feasts, events, competitions and other services held on this day.
During Hindi pakhwara, competitions such as, Hindi noting and drafting, Hindi essay, Hindi typing, through computer and Hindi debate were conducted in which all the units and establishments in the station participated. Sub Mahender Singh Rathore of 123 Infantry Battalion (TA), L Nk Mahender Singh of 152 AD Regiment, Shri Gurudev Balia of 1 FOD and Hav SN Singh of 121 FHO won first prizes respectively. On this auspicious occasion, Brig Sanjay Rai, Brig Training, HQ Northern Command awarded prizes to the winners.
He said that, on this day in 1949, the constituent assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India.
The decision of using Hindi as the official language was ratified by the Constitution of India that came into effect on 26 January 1950.
Under the Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagari script was adopted as the official language.
Col Devesh Gaur, Colonel (Education) and Chairman Official Language Committee HQ Northern Command also emphasized the audience about the importance of the Official Language in day to day work through Official correspondence in the offices of HQ Northern Command.
He has also emphasized the place of Hindi in the Indian Constitution and expected that all must contribute in promotion of our National Language in right spirit, especially in the Armed Forces where multi-lingual people join and perform their job together in a common language Hindi.

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