New Delhi: Announcing that 'Hindi Diwas' will be celebrated publicly from 2020, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that Hindi would achieve new heights by the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Shah also appealed to people to at least talk to their children in Hindi, saying any language will remain lively till the people speak it with pride.
He also informed how the number of official files put in front of him in Hindi has increased from 20 to 60 per cent since he took charge as Home Minister in May after the Lok Sabha polls.
"This Hindi Diwas came just after I took charge as Home Minister. I assure that Hindi would have achieved new heights when we would contest the next Lok Sabha election in 2024," Shah said on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.
The minister, however, clarified that other languages of the country would not be suppressed for the growth of Hindi.
"Hindi has always moved forward with everybody's support and it would grow following a similar route. We would try to make it first with everybody's acceptance and with honouring each language."
Shah said it would be the responsibility of the Department of Official Languages under the Home Ministry to let the Hindi language reach every sector.
He said people in northeastern states take tutions to learn Hindi, adding that the Centre would further facilitate them to learn the language.
On the occasion, Shah also inaugurated "E-Saral Hindi Vakya Kosh" and E-Mahashabdkosh Mobile App", and distributed awards to different departments and individuals for helping in taking Hindi forward.