Dharmendra welcomes decision to set up Odia Language University

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Heritage Cabinet decided to establish an Odia Language University at Satyabadi in Puri, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today welcomed the decision, though describing the move ‘much-delayed.’

In a social media post, Pradhan said the State government has taken a decision after a very long period.

“But still, the Government of India and I will lend all kinds of support for the establishment of the Odia language varsity,” wrote the Union Minister in his post.

Citing that the Centre has proposed a Paika Rebellion memorial in the State and a request has been made to the State for allotment of land on the foothills of Barunei in Khurda, Pradhan expressed hope that the Heritage Cabinet will take a decision on land allotment and the State would cooperate in executing the decision.

No comments from the State government have been received yet.