New Delhi: ‘Hindi Pakhwada’ is being celebrated in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) from September 14 to 28, in a virtual mode due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. On the occasion of Hindi Diwas (September 14), IREDA’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Pradip Kumar Das along with Director (Technical) Chintan Shah released the bi-annual issue of E-magazine ‘Akshay Kranti’. In his address, CMD motivated the employees for maximum use of Rajbhasha Hindi. In order to promote Hindi, Kavi Sammelan, workshops and competitions will be organised during the Hindi Pakhwada.
To commemorate the adoption of Hindi in Devanagari script as one of the official languages in different Hindi speaking states of India, "Hindi Diwas" is celebrated on September 14. Hindi was adopted as one of the two official languages of the Republic of India by Constituent Assembly of India due to the efforts of Beohar Rajendra Simha along with Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt and Seth Govind Das. As such, on the 50th birthday of Beohar Rajendra Simha on September 14, 1949, the efforts resulted in the adoption of Hindi as an official language. This decision was ratified by the Constitution of India that came into effect on January 26, 1950. Under Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagari script was adopted as one of the official languages. In all, there are 22 Scheduled languages of India.
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) is a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It was established as a non-banking financial institution in 1987. IREDA is engaged in promoting, developing and extending financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency and conservation.
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