Hindi Diwas (14th September) was recently celebrated across the country to commemorate the adoption of Hindi as the official language of the country.
Consider the following statements:
The Constitution provides for Hindi as the official language of both the centre and states.
The Constitution imposes a duty for development of the Hindi language only on Centre.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
Correct Option: B
Statement 1 is incorrect: The Constitution does not specify the official language of different states. Under Article 345, the legislature of a state may adopt any one or more of the languages in use in the state or Hindi as the official language of that state. Until that is done, English is to continue as official language of that state.
The formation of linguistic states has strengthened the cause of Indian unity. Analyze. (250 Words)
Introduce by giving a brief description of States Reorganisation Act, 1956
Discuss the positives of linguistic states in promoting Indian unity