New Delhi, Sep 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers, including Amit Shah, on Thursday greeted the countrymen on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.
"Best wishes to all my family members on the occasion of Hindi Diwas. I wish that Hindi language will continue to strengthen the thread of national unity and goodwill," the Prime Minister wrote on X (formerly twitter).
Extending his warm wishes, Home Minister Shah in a message said, "India has been a country of diverse languages. Hindi unites the diversity of languages in the world's largest democracy. Hindi has been a democratic language. It has honoured different Indian languages and dialects as well as many global languages and adopted their vocabularies, sentences and grammar rules."
He said the Hindi language played an unprecedented role in uniting the country during the difficult days of Independence movement, adding it instilled a feeling of unity in a country divided into many languages and dialects.
"Hindi, as a language of communication, played an important role in carrying forward the freedom struggle from East to West and North to South in the country," Shah added.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wrote on X, "My best wishes on Hindi Diwas. Apart from being a medium to strengthen emotional unity and mutual harmony, Hindi is also a popular communication language.
"The popularity of Hindi has increased not only in India but in many countries of the world," he said.
BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda also took to X and wrote, "Hearty greetings to all on the occasion of Hindi Diwas. Let us take a pledge for the progress of all the languages."