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Tag: Odia Language

Odia Language
Odia language experts oppose imposition of Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states

Odisha is the first state, which has been declared as a separate province on linguistic basis

Odia School In Bhetia, WB
Utkal Diwas: Odia Speaking Areas In Neighbouring States Cry Neglect

Be it the sheer negligence on part of the Odisha government or better facilities at schools in their home states, Odia speaking population in the bordering states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are witnessing the disappearance of Odia medium schools and unavailability of Odia teachers to educate the next generation in their mother tongue.

Google Still Not Offered In Odia Language
Utkal Diwas: Google Service Still Not Offered In Odia, Know Why

Odia is one of the most notable Indian languages that has not been recognised by the search engine giant Google. On Utkal Diwas, we ponder over the probable reasons for the regional deprivation.

Union Minister Pradhan Writes To AP, Jharkhand CMs Over Odia Language-Based Education
Union Minister Pradhan Writes To AP, Jharkhand CMs Over Odia Language-Based Education

Pradhan wrote letters to CMs, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Hemant Soren, seeking their support and intervention for bringing a resolution ensuring the welfare of Odia students residing in the bordering areas of both states who are interested to learn in Odia language. 

 Odisha Minister Writes To Jharkhand Govt Over Withdrawal Of Odia Language From Teachers’ Training C
Odisha Minister Writes To Jharkhand Govt Over Withdrawal Of Odia Language From Teachers’ Training Course

The Odisha government is also funding nearly 160 teachers through Utkal Samilani to impart education in Odia in the Odia speaking tracts like Sadheikala, Kharasuan and Singh Bhoom. Apart from this, around 35 Odia schools are running in Jharkhand.

NEET PG 2021 Exam Postponed
NEET UG 2021 To Be Conducted In Odia Including Other Languages

Ministry of Education has approved 13 languages including Odia in which the NEET UG 2021 will be conducted on September 12, 2021

Odia singages
Signages In Odia Mandatory In Khordha From Today

Khordha: With Odisha marking the 85th year of its formation as an independent State on Thursday, the district administration of Khordha announced to make Odia language mandatory on all signboards at all commercial establishments and shops from today. It was decided at a preparatory meeting for Utkal Divas. “We have decided to make the Odia […]

Odisha To Provide All Requisites For Border Area Students, Says Minister Samir Dash

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha School and Mass Education minister, Samir Dash on Monday said that the State Government will provide every kind of help needed for the study of Odia students residing in districts bordering of Andhra Pradesh. After an important meeting with the Andhra Pradesh house committee which visited Odisha Capital on Monday, Dash said […]

SOSC Exam Conducted In Evening Due To Delay In Arrival Of Question Papers

Mayurbhanj: Revealing serious lapses in the conduct of matriculation examinations, the State Open School Certificate (SOSC) examination at Bijatala High School centre in Mayurbhanj was reportedly conducted in the evening hours on Wednesday following delay in arrival of question papers. The SOSC examination is conducted by Board of Secondary Education(BSE) in Odisha. As per reports, […]

Violation of directive on Odia language fuels protests on Utkala Dibasa

Puri/Rourkela: Amid the celebratory mood across the state on Utkala Dibasa, which marked Odisha’s 80th birthday today; inadequate usage of Odia language fuelled protests across the State. Odisha Assembly has made it mandatory to use Odia language on signboards after passing the amendment bill on May 1, 2018. But, many have failed to comply with […]

No progress in establishment of Odia Language University

Puri: It’s been four months since the Odisha government announced the proposal to set up State’s first Odia language university in Puri district, but work on the project is yet to begin. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the birth anniversary of Utkalmani Gopabandhu on October 9 last year had laid the foundation stone for the […]

Shops, establishments get 15-day deadline for Odia signboards

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has directed shops and commercial establishments to display their signboards in Odia language within next 15 days. A high-level meeting regarding this was held under the chairmanship of Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan in the state capital on Tuesday. The Odisha Assembly in May this year passed the Odisha Shops and Commercial […]

Op-Ed: Adieu Kali Babu! They don't make people like you anymore

He sounded very concerned during his last call. May be he had a premonition of the inevitable. He talked at length about the multiple organisations he had set up and wanted me to find him someone who would take charge of his media related activities. I had assured him that I would help him find […]

Bhasha Andolan postponed after state government’s assurance

Bhubaneswar: The 825-day-long Bhasha Andolan- a silent black flag protest demanding use of Odia language in official communication was postponed on Monday after assurances from the State Government. Members of the protesting body who met senior officials of the government yesterday were assured that steps will be taken to ensure extensive use of Odia language […]

Mann ki Bhasha Transcends Language Barrier

The Opposition attack on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his lack of knowledge of Odia is getting a little too repetitive for comfort. In the 20 years since the formation of the BJD, the supremo has made it abundantly clear that he has absolutely no intention of learning Odia – at least in this lifetime. […]

Propagation of Odia on top of Cabinet approvals

Puri: Policies related to propagation of Odia language dominated the Cabinet meeting today that passed several proposals including formation of Odia language Commission, waiver of fees for pursuing Odia at degree and post graduation levels besides  formation of a heritage cabinet. The meeting which was held under the chairmanship of CM Naveen Patnaik in Puri, […]

BJP criticises CM Naveen for his lack of Odia knowledge; Damodar hits back

Bhubnaeswar: Odisha BJP today launched an attack on the BJD by criticising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his lack of knowledge in Odia language. Addressing a press meet here at the party headquarters, senior BJP leader Biswabhusan Harichandan said, “There is no Chief Minister in the country who does not know the mother tongue and […]

BJD tags Baishnab as 'opportunist', 'habitual party changer'

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD leader and former MP Baishnab Parida criticised party president and CM Naveen Patnaik for not being well versed in Odia language, the BJD today came down on the ex-parliamentarian dubbing him as an ‘opportunist’ and ‘habitual party changer’. “He is an opportunist. He has changed many parties for his own […]

BJD leader Baishnab launches an attack on Naveen for ignoring Odia

Sambalpur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was today criticised by senior BJD leader Baishnab Parida for ruling Odisha without knowing Odia. Parida, a former Rajya Sabha member of the party who is also heading ‘Bhasha Surakhya Sammilani’, an outfit fighting for the protection of Odia language and literature, launched a scathing attack on his party chief […]

Odia Chair in JNU
Odia language chair in name of poet Sarala Das set up in JNU

New Delhi: The Odisha government today approved a grant of Rs 5 crore to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at Delhi to set up an Odia language chair in the name of legendary Odia poet Sarala Das. According to sources, Rs 2 crore will be provided to the University in the first phase while the remaining […]

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
Naveen lacking required knowledge in Odia: Jharkhand CM

Bhubaneswar: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today accused his Odisha counterpart and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik of lacking required knowledge in the Odia language and its culture. “How can Odisha progress when its chief minister does not have knowledge in local language and the state’s culture,” Das told reporters after addressing a […]

Pradhan appeals Nadda to add Odia as medium in NEET

Bhubaneswar: Blaming Odisha government for not facilitating local students to appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in their mother tongue, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today appealed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to reconsider its decision. “In the larger interest of the students of the state I request you to reconsider […]

Patnaik seeks inclusion of Odia language in NEET

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for inclusion of Odia language as a medium of examination in the prestigious National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Patnaik urged to include Odia language in the NEET for the larger interest of […]

BJD MP attacks State govt for failure to use of Odia as official language

BJD Rajya Sabha MP Baishnab Parida on Friday embarrassed the State government yet again alleging that Odia language is being neglected by government functionaries

Odisha to observe March 11 as ‘Shastriya Odia Bhasa Divas’

Bhubaneswar: The state government on Saturday decided to observe March 11 as ‘Shastriya Odia Bhasa Divas’ in order to mark the anniversary of Odia language getting a classical status.

Odia language gets classical tag

New Delhi: Odias have a reason to cheer as Union Cabinet today gave its approval for classifying Odia as classical language. It is the sixth Indian language to get such prestigious tag after Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. Even though the proposal of classical status to Odia language got approved in the National Language […]