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IREDA is observing Hindi Pakhwada 2019

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New Delhi: ‘Hindi Pakhwada 2019’ is being celebrated in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) as 'Hindi Utsav' from September 14 to 29. During 'Hindi Pakhwada' celebration the activities like Hindi workshop, travelogue writing, news reading, poem recitation and letter writing completions will be organised among the employees to promote the usage of Hindi.

Why Hindi Utsav is celebrated?

Hindi Divas is celebrated every year on 14 September, to commemorate the adoption of Hindi written in Devanagari script as one of the two official languages of the Republic of India by the constituent assembly of India. To this end, several people rallied and lobbied pan-India in favor of Hindi, 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 14 September 1949, the efforts came to fruition following the adoption of Hindi as an official language.

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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 the official language. In all, there are 22 scheduled languages of India, of which, two are officially used at Union government of India level: Hindi and English. Hindi is spoken by 250 million people as the original language.

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

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 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 with the motto: “Energy for Ever.”

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