Penal Code in matter of the Mother Tongue is a must necessity: Dr.Arup Kumar Jena

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Penal provision, as proposed by Bhasha Andolan, is a must necessity to ensure that the people of Orissa are not debarred from their fundamental right to have all the Official and non-official services in their mother tongue Oriya, said eminent journalist and media scholar Dr. Arup Kumar Jena in a live speech from the digital platform of the Andolan in social media Facebook on October 19, the 1650th day of the unique Black-Flag-Campaign that espouses the people’s demand for governance of Orissa in Oriya.

Here is his speech taken from the Facebook page BHASHA MAAPAIN PADE to YouTube:

We know tit for tat, don’t try to destroy our Mother Tongue: Devi Prasanna Nayak

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If you don’t abstain from destroying our mother tongue by atrophying the Official Language Act, we will let you know in time how proficiently we can play tit for tat, dear Chief Minister.

Eminent journalist Devi Prasanna Nayak has warned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with such words while speaking live in the Facebook platform of Bhasha Andolan from a dedicated page styled Bhasha Maapain Pade (A few Words for the Mother Tongue) last Monday.

A great movement by the Oriya speaking people spanning from 1870 to 1936 had fetched for them a separate province in the British days and after the Republic of India was formed, the first Government of Orissa created under the Constitution of India, had enacted the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954, which had, in consonance with the purpose of creation of Orissa State, enforced Oriya as the official language for all or any purpose in the province of Orissa. This Foundation Law has not yet been implemented, as a result of which there is no informed participation of the people in democracy and anarchy sic passim the administration. Bhasha Andolan has been insisting upon provision of punishment to whosoever contravenes the Language Act. Its founder Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, as a member in the Ministerial Committee on working of the Act, has given a set of draft legislation to make the Act inviolable. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, by birth a non-resident Oriya imported by followers of his father to lead them, is perhaps too deficient in IQ to learn the language of the land and therefore, he is not able to work in Oriya. He is afraid of getting punished if Subhasbabu’s proposed legislation gets enacted. Therefore, perhaps he has inserted Section 4A in the Act to render it inconsequential, while retaining Section 3A that has de facto made English the ruling language in Orissa and when Bhasha Andolan had refused to be hoodwinked by the wrongful amendment, he has used crevice-craft to weaken the movement, said Sri Nayak.

A journalist who sticks to norms of the profession and leads the Newspaper Employees in their industrial rights, Sri Nayak expressed deep anguish and shock over the media being managed to put the most magnificent and principled movement of the people in the matter of their mother tongue to total blackout. Avaricious owners of media houses are hand-in-glove with the Chief Minister to keep the general public in dark about this great movement, which he termed the second movement of the people for their emancipation. If there is an iota of honesty and professionalism in Orissa’s media sector, it should ask the Chief Minister as to why he has inserted Section 4A in the Language Act while retaining Section 3A and, if the same is helpful to implement the Act, why there is no work in Oriya in any Office, he roared.

Sri Nayak’s well documented live speech is reproduced here through YouTube:

Devastation in Bhubaneswar due to Indian Oil: Penal Action pending inquiry essential

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

I am staying near official residence of the Governor of Orissa. The area has been devastated by a severe explosion in the Indian Oil petrol station, situated opposite the Governor’s house. I am yet to overcome the shock, as my nephew has narrowly escaped the worst possible peril the IOCL had kept in stock. He was about entering into the filling station when the explosion took place at about 1.10pm. Turning instantly back to an apparently safe place, he took this and some such pictures.

This filling station was closed for a few years due to marked laxity in safety.

The IOCL should now reveal the details of how the closed station was allowed to reopen and what were the specific safety threats that were removed to permit its fresh operation.

IOCL has not put before the public the steps it takes to ensure safe operation of its pumps. People do not know if the tanks are made of proper metals and materials and the periods they would stay safe. They know nothing on their maintenance protocol and not sure of safety as they enter into these stations.

As per eyewitness accounts, the LPG tank that exploded was repaired yesterday. Who of IOCL had inspected that repairing?

The official website of IOCl has not yet put any information on this explosion; and this shows how negligent is its approach to safety of the people working in and living around its filling stations.

We insist that the devastation be immediately put in official website in its entirety including human casualties over and above the cause of the blast and the safety measures in use there till its explosion.

Government must end its lackadaisical approach to safety of the people. All the filling stations, notwithstanding their locations, public or private, need be forced to create their respective websites and place the details of metal and ingredients used in the tanks vis-a-vis the standard fixed including identity and responsibilities of persons in charge of safety of the filling station.

Petroleum Minister has breathed an inquiry into the matter. We stress that, pending the contemplated inquiry, penal action be immediately taken against supplier of the tank that exploded and against whosoever has any contribution to this explosion.

Don’t kill our Language, work in Oriya: Dr.Tamasarani DasMohapatra in Bhasha Andolan Live

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Don’t kill our language; work in Oriya – roared Dr. Tamasarani DasMohapatra, former Director of the State Government’s Institute of Oriya Language (Oriya Bhasha Pratisthan) on October 5, coming live on BHASHA MAA PA’N PADE, the digital platform of virtual Black-Flag-Campaign of Bhasha Andolan in Facebook. She came down heavily upon the State Government over its questionable conduct in implementation of Orissa Official Language Act.

The audience got in her speech the echo of the Bhasha Andolan voice that our people would not have been ruined beyond repair, had all the health advice and official guidelines been made available to them in Oriya instead of English.

She mentioned of how the Institute under her had imparted training to bureaucrats from 22 departments to work in Oriya in the offices. Had they been used by the Government, all the COVID19 guidelines could have been produced in Oriya and people could have escaped the danger to their life. That didn’t happen, because there is no language policy to work in Oriya language.

THE LANGUAGE POLICY she had formulated as Director of Bhasha Pratisthan was lost to oblivion in the Headquarters of the Government, as therein punishment against disuse of Oriya (as proposed by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak in the Ministerial Committee) was emphasized, she disclosed.

The anti-Oriya attitude of administration would kill the Oriya language, she said. Those that are pooh-poohing the fear that disuse of Oriya language in administration would kill it, are the worst enemy of Oriya Language. They do not know what death of a language means. The people’s language starts dying firstly when different organs of the administration and business transaction do not use it and secondly, when its use in social and academic life shrinks. These two most harmful factors are overwhelmingly severe in Orissa, she rued.

She called upon the Government to clarify whether Oriya language is to live on its own independent magnificence or under the shadow of a foreign language.

She advanced a set of advice on the basis of her administrative experience on language, which, if accepted by the government, may he helpful to governance of Orissa in Oriya.

Updated with posting in YouTube:

Forgery in The Samaja: Onus lies on the CM to prove his innocence

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has escaped a criminal inquiry because of his power and position as the ultimate political ruler of the State.

A retired IAS officer Dandanirodh Mishra has put it on records that, a program was “scheduled” for secret transaction of a sum of Rs.50 lakhs between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the then chief of the Servants of People Society Manubhai Patel at Puri on 15 November 2006. On intelligence report that the transaction may be captured in camera, he had informed the CM, which could save him from the exposure.

Why Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was to give Manubhai Patel a sum of Rs.50 lakhs (Samaja letter No. 253/GM/2007 – 25.7.2007) SECRETLY on the scheduled day?

The Chief Minister owes an answer on this; because he has kept mum even though I had exposed it in ORISSA MATTERS on 07 July 2013. However, this secret pact between the Servants of People Society and Naveen Patnaik has debarred senior journalist Pitambar Mishra from getting justice in his case against the mental and financial turmoil he was subjected to by this gang.

I have exposed, with exemplary cooperation of the employees of the newspaper organisation led by journalist Deviprasanna Nayak, all the treacheries committed against Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das by his trusted employee Radhanath Rath and forgeries perpetrated by him and Gopabandhu’s known protege Lingaraj Mishra in matter of The Samaja, which was founded by the Satyabadi Bana Bidyalaya group, but controlled by Gopabandhu till he breathed his last under a sort of enforced death sans any money to get medical care, the villain being Rath, whom India has decorated with the 2nd highest Civilian Honor – Padma Bibhusan.

But the forgery resorted to by Rath’s daughter Manoramaa Mohapatra is so villainous that, Rath, were he alive, would have found his Guru in his daughter. My documented article on Manorama’s crime was published on 24.11.2014.

Naveen Patnaik’s government has been giving protection to this forger for about 10 years, first through the Police that did not register the complaint filed on 20 July 2011 by the victim of this forgery; and then through the government advocate (APP) within whose knowledge the case is lying without any proceeding since 24 March 2015 in the Court of the SDJM, Cuttack.

The victim, journalist Pitambar Mishra is now bedridden and possibly because of Naveen Patnaik’s misrule, the culprit Manorama will never be punished within the lifetime of Mishra, despite her offense established by the State Forensic Lab in 2011.

Bijayashree Routray, then Labour Minister, had told me about how he was forced by the CMO to transfer the District Labour Officer, Cuttack, when he had initiated an inquiry against the Management of the Samaja in the matter of dispute raised by the employees.

So, if Manorama Mohapatra is not arrested and justice to Pitambar Mishra is further delayed, onus would lie on Naveen Patnaik to show that he is not involved with the protection given so far to Mohapatra.

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 →