The OAS aspirants are a confused lot. Their confusion is related to the availability of study materials in Odia language.
As per the delegation, Andhra administration seems to be more active in the area than the Koraput district administration and hence the impact of the neighbouring state’s language and culture is more on the local people.
Odisha is the first state, which has been declared as a separate province on linguistic basis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]