Pradeep Pattanayak

In a piece of good news for the Kui and Desia language-speaking students and people of Odisha, a committee has been constituted to prepare learning and teaching materials. 

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) informed about the development through a notification. 

The 10-member committee has been constituted for suggesting and formulating language material for Kui and Desia-speaking Kandha students/people of the Koraput, Gajapati, Malkangiri, and Kandhamal districts.

Prof. B K Panda, Project Director, Center of Excellence for Studies in Classical Odia, Bhubaneswar, has been appointed Chairperson of the committee. The other members are Prof. Amarendra P Behera, Joint Director, CIET-NCERT, New Delhi; Rudrani Mohanty, Asst Professor, CU, Koraput; Kapil Khemandu, Asst Professor, CU Koraput; Dr. Rajendra Padhi; Dr. Gopabandhu Mohanty, Dr. Subrat Prusty, Dr. Mahendra Mishra, Dileshwar Rama, Prof. Prakash Chandra Agrawal, Principal, RIE, Bhubaneswar. Prof. Agrawal is also the convener of the committee. 

As per the notification, the said committee will work in collaboration with the Central University of Odisha in Koraput and develop learning-teaching material to facilitate the learning process of the Kui and Desia-speaking students and people.