Hindi: the Official-National Language

Hindi written in Devanagari script is the Official Language of the Indian republic. Hindi was adopted as the Official Languge on September 14 1949 by the Constituent Assebly incharge of drafting the Constitution of India. Later on when India accepted the new constitution on 26 January 1950, Hindi became the Official Languge of the Indian federation through constitutional provisions (343). In 1955, the official language commiss -- the 'Rajbhasha Ayog' -- was established to help and aid the Government of India in its official language policy.

Hindi has, over the period of time has acquired the status of the linguag-franca of the south Asian region. Projected as a national symbol during India's fight against the British rule, Hindi soon became the symbol of national pride. The Indian National Congress in its Kanpur convention in 1925 adopted a resolution