Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India on 14 September 2015.
The day was observed to promote Hindi and show its importance as a language in the country and the world at large.
On the occasion of Hindi Divas, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented Rajbhasa awards in various categories at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
These awards were instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag, Ministry of Home Affairs to recognize the excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks and others in the field of Hindi.
Interestingly, Hindi has been recognised as one of the official languages in Fiji. The Constitution of Fiji recognises 3 official languages, namely English, Fijian, and Hindi. However, the dialect of Hindi spoken in Fiji is known as Fiji Baat or Fiji Hindi.
Official Language policy of the Union has been explained in detail under Article 120 (Part-5), Article 210 (Part-6), Article 343, 344 and from 348 to 351.
In Part – 17 (Article 343 to 351) of the Constitution, the Official Language of the Union and States has been prescribed.