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.

Biju Patnaik was not a Freedom Fighter to many of his contemporaries

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Two decades ago I had exposed the falsity of Biju Patnaik’s self-projecting claim that he had, in close association with Mahatma Gandhi, given the leadership to India’s freedom movement.

On his 20th death anniversary, his son’s government emphatically projected him as a top freedom fighter. High worth advertisements were published in all major dailies, carrying eminent persons’ views on him. To six of eight contemporaries of Biju, he was not a freedom fighter.

As BID is a party of no contribution to emergence of India as a sovereign country and Orissa as a State, and there is no reason for the people to stay grateful to this Party, it has been trying to mislead the people with a false propaganda that projects Biju Patnak as a great Freedom fighter.

This year on April 17, its department of Information and Public Relations issued full front-page multi-color advertisements to all the dailies of the province, on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary.

Why the State exchequer was squandered away in posthumous image-building of a person whom the people had denied mandate when he was alive, is a matter for audit and investigation and a challenge to democratic wisdom of the people.

In this costly advertisement, his contemporaries like V.P.Singh, Jyoti Basu, Rabi Ray, L.K.Advani, Julian Huxley and J.B.Patnaik have been quoted. None of them has mentioned him as a freedom fighter. Only two persons namely A.B.Vajpayee and K.R.Narayan have mentioned him as a freedom fighter. But, they had no personal acquaintance with him when the country was fighting for independence. Obviously, therefore, their views were based on hearsay.

In 1996 Biju had made his own propaganda as a close associate of Gandhiji in freedom movement. I had exposed his falsehood in my column on 8 February 1996. That article is published in a mega-compilation of my column SINGHABALOKANA (Bharata Bharati, Cuttack, 2010). I deem it proper to reproduce the same here with the intention that, whether or not the propaganda that he was a freedom fighter is false, should be investigated into by an authorized team of scholars. History has the right to be corrected and the people have the right to know what is really correct.

Urgent political need

The ruling party in Orissa is named after Biju and almost all of the official projects are named after Biju, when Biju’s son is running the government in the name of Biju’s dream. This is creating such confusion in the minds of the gullible voters that despite blatant failure and corruption, the Biju Janata Dal is in power for last 17 years. This is the worst sort of fraud ever played upon the people of our State. Let it be known.

Here below is my column wrote in Oriya in the top ranking paper ‘Sambad’ on Feb.8, 1996, as extracted from the book mentioned supra, for the purpose of further research, as Orissa is in deep quagmire due to posthumous political use of Biju Patnaik.

Subhas Ch. Pattanayak Exposes Biju's False Claim as Freedom Fighter by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak on Scribd

Modi Versus our Motherland is the case of this moment

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Had there been no Manmohan Singh in India’s Prime Minister Chair, there would never have emerged Mr. Narendra Modi as his successor.

However, despite the country’s vote against Manmohan Singh, Mr. Modi has been following his footsteps to the total destruction of the purpose of our independence and the essence of India.

We believe, our people have the right to know as much as possible on Modi in interest of our motherland; and , therefore, from the global forum of records – YouTube – we present this video to our friends and fellow beings.

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 →