President Pratibha Patil Sunday asked people not to get deterred by terror acts and said the country will march forward even more confidently after incidents like the Delhi serial blasts.
"Such blasts cannot disturb us. We will march forward more confidently. This is a work of cowards and we will fight this courageously," Patil said referring to Saturday's serial blast in the national capital, which had so far claimed 24 lives.
The President was speaking at a function here on the occasion of 'Hindi Diwas'.
Patil said foreign companies which have set up their businesses in the country have recognised the importance of Hindi for carrying out their trade activities.
"Due to the liberal trade policies in the country, multi-national and other foreign companies have recognised the importance of Hindi. The advertisements of these companies are now visible in the national language," she said.
Favouring the use of Hindi in high-class, useful and meaningful literature, Patil said once this could be achieved, everyone would readily accept the language.
Congratulating winners of various Ministries, Department and Public Sector Units for their excellent performance in uses of Hindi language in their respective organisations, the President asked them to continuously strive for the language's betterment.
"I wish that you would continuously strive for the betterment and spread of Hindi," she said.
Patil asked the concerned authorities to ensure that different Indian and foreign literature be translated into Hindi and vice-versa.
In his address, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil said the government would try its best to make Hindi as one of the official languages of the United Nations.
The Constituent Assembly on this day accorded Hindi the status of the official language.