RULING ON ORISSA’S NATIONAL SONG

OM Bureau

Bhubaneswar
Whosoever shows any disrespect to Orissa’s National Song “Vande Utkala Janani” shall face penal action, ruled Speaker Mr. Sarat Kumar Kar in the Orissa Legislative Assembly, on December 19,2002. The song, composed by Late Laxmikanta Mohapatra, revered as ‘Kanta Kabi’ was first sung on the dais of the Utkala Sammilani at Balasore during its unique movement for formation of a new Orissa on the basis of its language, and the movement having succeeded, it has been sung on every socio-political and cultural events of the State. From the Chair itself the Ruling having been issued by the Speaker, the State Government is now bound to frame and enforce a Law in this regard.

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