Inform everything to the people Mr. Prime Minister

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

By putting the people in brutal doldrums, with demonetization being the proof of how RBI danced to the tune of Modi’s maniac flute,the controlling bank of Indian economy has completely breached the trust the people of India had placed on it.

But the anti-people aptitude of this last resort of economic offenders is seemingly very hot in its own contradictions.

“In recent times, seldom have economic conditions and the outlook warranted substantial monetary policy easing”, has alleged its chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian.

Prime Minister Modi should immediately elaborately explain the position to the people in writing sans the nuisance of his oratory.

Padmashree Debi Prasanna Pattanayak Perverts the Truth, Repeats Lie before TV Camera

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Only those Indians, whom the Central Government views as paragons of virtues, are decorated with civilian awards like Padmashree. Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayk is decorated with Padmashree.

In a recent post in these pages, I had written,

“Like most people of Orissa I had also believed that linguist Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak and his protégé Subrat Kumar Prusti, with Congress leader Rama Chandra Khuntia have fetched for us the “classical status” of our mother tongue Oriya.
But, as I peruse the official records, I am convinced that both Pattanayak and Prusti have committed gross irregularity and serious impropriety, which may land them in the jail if investigated into by an outside agency like the CBI”.

Orissa’s highly popular news channel – News7 – interviewed me on the topic I had depicted in my portal – orissamatters.com – and wanted Dr. Pattanayak’s views thereon. It has thus posted the interview :

Dr. Pattanayak has asserted here that, he was approached by the Minister as well as the Secretary of the Department of Culture, Govt. of Orissa to help the Oriya Bhasha Pratisthan in producing a convincing paper to claim classical status for Oriya language. To this request of both the top authorities of the department, Dr. Pattanayak said, he had responded with a revelation that he had already authored the required paper and if they agree to adopt the same for this purpose, then only he may help.

Let me, at this point, make a personal statement that, I stoutly reject the wrong notion of this channel that Dr. Pattanayak and I, once a team under the banner of Bhasa Sangram Samiti, are now in rivalry in pursuit of credit for governance of Orissa in Oriya, if it becomes a reality. With due respect to my friend who conducted the interview and the channel desk that editorialized it, I would like to say that I had never, and have no such thirst for fame. I have, all through my life, rendered selfless service to my motherland and stood unperturbed on my ground in espousing a public cause. The Government run by fellows of anglicized aptitude and mentality has dragged my majestic mother tongue into atrophy and exactly as I could have done in my mother’s case, I have been trying to stand with my mother tongue. No personal rivalry, no personal motive, at least on my part.

Thus saying, let me say that, on watching the clarification Dr. Pattanayak has given to the NEWS7, I tried to verify the fact from the person that was then the Minister of Culture. But for reasons to be stated later, the idea was abandoned. The then Secretary also remained beyond my reach.

Dr. Harihar Kanungo was at that time the Director of Odia Bhasha Pratisthan. He had initiated the project. So, I asked him to tell if Dr. Pattanayak was telling the truth.

He told, “The statement made by Dr. D. P Pattnayak is fabricated and afterthought. When he joined as Language Expert in the Odia Bhasa Pratisthan at that time, no Secretary or Minister in School & Mass Education Department was involved in this context”.

Dr. Kanungo has no prejudice against Dr. Pattanayak, as his version is full of praise for him. “During my tenure at Odia Bhasa Pratisthan, his involvement and activities were very nice & fruitful”, he has said.
When thus, he has no prejudice against Dr. Pattanayak, his unambiguous statement that Dr. Pattanayak’s statement to NEWS7 “is fabricated and afterthought” makes the point clear that Dr. Pattanayak has not told the truth to the TV channel, which is mostly the preferred channel of conscious viewers.

This is no virtue. The Padmashree holder ought to understand this.

The way a gang of language-mafia has given birth to a new climate of exploitation of Orissa’s properties such as official buildings, land and funds for personal benefit in the name of Oriya Language, Dr. D. P. Pattanayak’s conduct in the instant case needs be investigated into by competent sleuths with penal action in mind, because only that may save our mother tongue from the quagmire she has been thrown into by anti-Oriya administrators.

After 400 Days of Black Flag Campaign, Orissa CM Invites Bhasha Andolan to Discussion

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

If the Chief Minister is sincere in his approach, one may call it the first positive step towards governance of Orissa in Oriya; as on being invited by the Chief Minister, Bhasha Andolan leadership comprising Subhas Chandra Pattanayak (Chairman), Pradyumna Satapathy (President) and Pabitra Maharatha (Convener), met him in an exclusive discussion in his Secretariat chamber at 6.30 pm on Friday.

Former Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, who, as Chairman of the Ministerial Committee, had the greatest role in making the Government accept the first part of the advice, which SCP had given as a member of that Committee and in, consequent upon that, in inserting section 4 in the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954, paving thereby the way for formation of Rules to drive the Act ahead under the new section, facilitated the discussion. Minister Prafulla Samal and Spokesman of the ruling party, MP (Rajyasabha) Pratap Dev were present.

The Bhasha Andolan leadership was amused to watch that the CM had nothing to say, even though the meeting was convened as per his invitation.

However, as the CM wanted to hear from the visiting activists, Bhasha Andolan Chairman Subhas Chandra Pattanayak apprised the CM of how it is the responsibility of the Government to save its own law from being contravened by its functionaries and how the Orissa Official Language Act is being contravened in absence of punitive measures in the Act. He further showed that the new section 4 inserted through Ordinance on May 21, 2016 made assize in due course in the Assembly, addressing the first part of the advice noted above, was also deficient and defective because of its total silence on punishment and ambiguity in structure. In a written suggestion submitted to the CM on the table, Bhasha Andolan demanded that the contents of the said section 4 be replaced with their draft through a further amendment, so that the purpose of the Rules created for working of the Act would not be lost. Bhasha Andolan suggestion that wants replacement of the contents of Section 4 with, is:

“The State Government may, in such manner and by such authority, as may be prescribed in the Rules made under this Act, receive complaints from general public of Orissa in matter of contravention of the Act, and over and above such complaints, suo motto review and monitor whether the directions contained in the Notification under Sub-Section (2) of Section 2 are contravened and subject the contravener to punishment stipulated in the Rules”.

According to Bhasha Andolan, the Orissa Official Language Rules, 2016, created on basis of the new Section-4 is of no consequence inasmuch as working of the Act is left therein to the mercy of the habitual contraveners of the Act. In their written memorandum, given on the table to the CM, its leadership emphasized that, it “insists upon adoption of all the proposals made in the draft Rules as submitted by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak in the Ministerial Committee and published in the specific official website”.

Bhasha Andolan shall continue with its Black Flag Campaign till punitive provisions are made in the OOL Act and its Rules, the leadership decided.

Investigation Against Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak Essential In State Interest

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Like most people of Orissa I had also believed that linguist Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak and his protégé Subrat Kumar Prusti, with Congress leader Rama Chandra Khuntia have fetched for us the “classical status” of our mother tongue Oriya.

But, as I peruse the official records, I am convinced that both Pattanayak and Prusti have committed gross irregularity and serious impropriety, which may land them in the jail if investigated into by an outside agency like the CBI.

Department of Culture, Government of Orissa prepared a documented compilation to support its claim for classical status of Oriya Language, styled “Report on Classical Status of Odia Language” to be “submitted to Ministry of Culture, Government of India”.

Odia Bhasha Pratisthan was asked for preparation of a documented “Report”, which the State Government should submit before the Central Ministry of Culture. It appointed a team of assumed experts to prepare this documented Report against remunerative wages along with TA and DA for the days when meetings are held.

Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak was made a member thereof. He prevailed upon Dr. Harihar Kanungo, then the Director of the Bhasha Pratisthan, to “co-opt” Subrat Kumar Prusti to the Committee. The attached picture would show that Bhasa Pratisthan was paying them the TA and DA on the days of the meetings of this Committee.

I am not going into details of expenditure the State Government had to bear on this head, except saying at this moment that, the “Report” prepared by the said Committee was finalized in the Committee on 31.5.2013. In approving the “Report”, all the members of the Committee had put their signature at the end of the same. Below are their signatures of approval.

But, surprisingly the same “Report” was surreptitiously grabbed by the duo and submitted to Government of India through RajyaSabha MP, Rama Chandra Khuntia .

Following news in media that on behalf of Orissa Lekhak Samukhy, its President Satakadi Hota had written to the Central Government to grant classical status to Oriya Language, Khuntia had used the floor of the House in this regard several times and had been taking up the matter with the concerned central minister. Pattanayak and Prusti thought of using him as their instrument, whereas he and his colleague in the Congress Party Matlub Ali were also interested in using the classical status campaign to their political advantage.

The Report of the Government of Orissa was prepared with input from as many as 16 scholars of the State; analyzed, evaluated, edited and compiled into the reported form by authorized members of the Committee and finalized, as said supra, under collective wisdom of all the members on 31.5.2013. The “Document” submitted by Khuntia was the hijacked copy this “Report” , claimed to be having the input from Khuntia’s pet organizations numbering 10 including the above mentioned Institute of Pattanayak and Prusti.

It is quite interesting to note that Pattanayak and Prusti have signed on the body of the document prepared by the Bhasha Pratisthan on 31. 5. 2013. The same document has been submitted by Khuntia to government of India on 10. 6. 2013.

This strongly suggests that Pattanayak and Prusti have secretly acquired the copy of the official document and have handed it over to Khuntia for use by him. Khuntia has given them both the credit of its compilation.

It is further noteworthy that, there was conspiracies to suppress the official document in the concerned Ministry of Culture, so that, credit for the classical status could be claimed only by Pattanayak and Prusti.

And, as we see, they have fetched money-fetching assignments from the government of Orissa, by projecting themselves/ their institute as achiever of the classical status for Oriya.

This is a serious syndrome that needs serious investigation.

SC jails a Judge: Is debarring People from knowing the entire matter justified?

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Supreme Court of India has ordered for imprisonment of Justice C.S.Karnan of Calcutta High Court on its own observation that the latter has committed contempt of the Apex Court. The Orissa High Court had, decades ago, sent a very uncompromising District Judge Baradakant Mishra to jail for contempt and at that time that was viewed as ‘historic’.

If collective wisdom of the highest judiciary of the Country determined that Justice Karnan is guilty of contempt against the Court and deserves imprisonment as an exemplary punishment, the matter is bound to live for ages to come as remarkable in the history of Indian Judiciary. So the issue involved shall never die despite end of the instant litigation with the punishment awarded and executed. In view of this, the people of this country have the right to know how Justice Karnan reacts to the Supreme Court order.

As to us, the Supreme Court is the best judge of itself in the matter, and its judgment is beyond our review, we feel injured when media is debarred from getting and putting on records the version of Justice Karnan. We are constrained to wonder if debarring media from carrying out its duty to the people of this country is justified.

On the other hand, a question hunts us. Justice Karnan has raised serious allegations against some of the judges of top judiciary. He has questioned the correctness of contempt proceedings against a sitting High Court Judge when, if he seems unethical in his conduct, impeachment is the only available constitutional way to deal with that, he has stated; and on records, has send the matter to the Parliament for invocation of the Judges Inquiry Act in this regard. He, as a Judge, should have honored the Apex Court instruction. But, has his order or observation that he put on records by “invoking his inherent powers as a High Court Judge” been quashed? Have the people no right to know the details of these and other tricky points involved in the case?

We have no objection to the order of the Supreme Court against Justice Karnan. But we certainly find it a conundrum when the supreme Judiciary debars the media from discharging its duty to the Republic by fetching for and sharing with the public what Justice Kernan says over the punishment given to him, specifically as he has been alleging that his being a Dalit is at the root of his turmoil in question.

Oriya Language created Orissa and therefore Orissa must be ruled by Oriya Language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to have developed a wrong notion that governance of Orissa in Oriya depends upon his mercy. His press-note of December 17 and full page display advertisement in major broadsheets of today force us to arrive at this apprehension.

In his December 17 press note it was declared that he had held a meeting with the five members of the ministerial committee on that day for the purpose of “strictly implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 in official and non-official level” to facilitate which a website has been floated by the government. In the full page multi-color advertisement in broadsheet dailies today, this is intriguingly missing.

The advertisement is designed to tell the people that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken historical steps to save and develop Oriya language, and has enumerated the steps he has taken. This is blatant lie. Neither he nor his government has executed any single item claimed to be “historical” in the official advertisement. The entire advertisement is nothing but false propaganda. What a shame it is, that, the people of Orissa are taken for granted by their Chief Minister! Read more →

Navakalevara: Legends and reality

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Legends are the most misguiding mischief aimed at superimposing lies on reality so that indigenous people of an occupied land are kept too dazzled to see the dark face of the rulers and the class of exploiters can keep its victims subjugated to its authority, while forcing them to forget the heroic history of evolution of their own philosophy of life, their own splendid spiritual realizations, their own socio-economic uniqueness, their own ancient culture, their own valorous past, their own way of social integration and their own civilization.

We see this mischief galore in the context of Navakalevara of SriJagannatha.

So, here, we are to rip apart the legends and bring the reality of the Navakalevara to light, as thereby alone we can reach the lost uniqueness of the people of Orissa.

We will use Puri Sankaracharya’s self-proclaimed authority over Navakalevara to proceed with our purpose.

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Samaja in Maze of Forgery: Two former Ministers of Orissa – Lingaraj Mishra & Radhanath Rath forged the WILL of Gopabandhu; Both benefitted till their death; SoPS continues to Loot

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Oriya daily SAMAJA founded by late Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, to which, out of their love and reverence for the great humanitarian leader, the people of Orissa had and have been giving their financial and moral support, is in a menacing maze of forgery and loot.

Sadly, two of Gopabandhu’s trusted men – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath – who, because of being known so, had the opportunity of becoming cabinet ministers in Orissa, were the masterminds and/or makers of the forgery from which the paper is yet to be salvaged.

Both of them – Lingaraj and Radhanath – had partnered with each other in forging the last WILL of Gopabandhu to grab the Samaja, which being Gopabandhu’s paper was of superb credibility and the greatest political instrument of the day. They had performed this crime behind the screen of and in nexus with Servants of the People Society (SoPS), of which, while breathing his last, Gopabandhu was the Vice-President. Read more →