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Home Minister Amit Shah presents an award to Sarita Sharma during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949. Hindi Divas was first observed in 1953.

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Winners of 'Rajbhasa Kirti Puruskar' during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949. Hindi Divas was first observed in 1953.

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Home Minister Amit Shah presents 'Rajbhasa Kirti Puruskar' to Financial Services Department, Rajiv Kumar during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949. Hindi Divas was first observed in 1953.

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Home Minister Amit Shah presents an award to author Ashok Chakradhar during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949. Hindi Divas was first observed in 1953.

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Home Minister Amit Shah looks on during the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi. Hindi Divas is observed to mark the decision of the Constituent Assembly to extend official language status to Hindi on this day in 1949. Hindi Divas was first observed in 1953.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at Vishwa Hindi Diwas function, in New Delhi.

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Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu (R) presents Atal Sanman to veteran Hindi News Paper Editor Achhutanand Mishra during a function in Mumbai on Friday night 25, 2015.

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Harsh Vardhan during valedictory function of the 10th World Hindi Conference in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Union Minster for Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan is surrounded with students during 10th World HIndi Conference in Bhopal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the inauguration ceremony of 10th World Hindi Conference at Lal Parade Ground.

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Artists from Jammu & Kashmir perform during the 10th World Hindi Conference, in Bhopal, MP.

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Artists from Kashmir during a rehearsal for the 10th World Hindi Conference, in Bhopal.

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Preparations underway for the 10th World Hindi Conference, in Bhopal.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Shivraj Singh Chouhan visiting an exhibition 'Hindi-Kal, Aaj aur Kal' at the venue of 10th World Hindi Conference.

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President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh during the "Hindi Divas Samaroh" and awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag of Ministry of Home Affairs at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium in New Delhi.

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Hindi poet and now the 2013 Jnanpith Award winner Kedarnath Singh at his residence in Saket on September 13, 2009.

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Hindi poet and now the 2013 Jnanpith Award winner Kedarnath Singh at his residence in Saket on September 13, 2009.

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Hindi poet and now the 2013 Jnanpith Award winner Kedarnath Singh at his residence in Saket on September 13, 2009.

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President Pranab Mukherjee and HRD Minister Smriti Irani with awardees during Hindi Sewa Samaan Yojana Awards for the year 2010-2011 function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Poet Kedarnath Singh, 80, is the 2013 Jnanpith winner, the 10th Hindi writer to get the award. Abhi Bilkul Abhi and Yahan Se Dekho are major works. Akal Mein Saras won the 1989 Sahitya Akademi award.

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A protester gets his beard and hair shaved as a mark of protest as he joins in demanding that Hindi be declared as national language in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee laying the foundation stone of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University in Bhopal.

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Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs, honours Peter Gerald Friendland of Australia at closing ceremony of 9th World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Delegates stand near a bust of Pandit Nardevji Vedalankar unveiled at the 9th World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Delegates attend second day of the 9th World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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President Pranab Mukherjee honours Additional Secretary Rita Teotia at a function on the occasion of 'Hindi Day' in New Delhi. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is looks on.

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The latest cartoon that is causing a controversy in Tamil Nadu is from a class XII Political Science text book of the NCERT, and drawn by R.K. Laxman. It relates to the anti-Hindi agitation of 1965 in Tamil Nadu and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK)'s general secretary Vaiko has written to Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Kabil Sibal, saying the cartoon was a total distortion of history and hurt the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu and maligned the Dravidian Movement.

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File photo of the Associate editor of Outlook Hindi magazine Ravindra Shah who was killed in a road accident. Shah was on his way to Bhopal from Indore, when the vehicle, in which he was travelling, overturned near Jatakheda village around 4 pm. Shah was accompanying Madhya Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation vice-chairman Govind Malu in the latter's official car. Malu, his daughter Surabhi and the car driver Rishi were injured in the accident.

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Hindi writers AMAR KANT (Inhin Hatyaron Se)and SHRILAL SHUKLA (Raag Darbari) win the Jnanpith for 2009. The 2010 award goes to CHANDRASEKHAR KAMBAR (right), the Kannada litterateur.

Hindi authors Suredra Sharma (L) and Ashok Chakradhar at a function organised to celebrate Hindi Day and present Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009- 10 in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a function for celebrating Hindi Day and presenting Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009-10 in New Delhi.

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President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a function for celebrating Hindi Day and presenting Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009-10 in New Delh.

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President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during a function for celebrating Hindi Day and presenting Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2009-10 in New Delhi.

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A voice heard A BBC Hindi radio club in Asthan Village, near Kunda town, UP

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Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari presenting a trophy to an awardee during a function organised by Department of Official Languages (Ministry of Home Affairs) to celebrate Hindi Day at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram and the MoS for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran look on.

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MNS activists smashed the glass doors of airtel's office because the company's welcome message was in Hindi and not in Marathi.

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