Orissa Governor moved to take action against the Chief Minister for legislative misconduct

Founder of Bhasha Andolan Subhas Chandra Pattanayak has moved Orissa Governor to take action against the Chief Minister for his legislative misconduct, which has led to wrongful amendments to the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954. The Amendments were created through forgery, treachery, and fabrication and the Governor was misguided by false ‘Legal Certificates’ and ‘Administrative Certificates, to give assent to the Bills in question without knowing that those were products of fraudulence, he has alleged in his well-documented complaint.

Below is the copy of the complaint of Sri Pattanayak:

SCP to Orissa Governor

Yet another deathblow of Naveen Patnaik to the State Language: Students denied Oriya (Hons) in Model Colleges

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

it is sad that the academic community, students and their unions, politicians and the press find no reason to resent against denial of honors-courses in Oriya in the Model Degree Colleges at Malkangiri, Nuapada, Nawarangpur, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur,Rayagada,and Deogarh since 2016. It is yet another deathblow of Naveen Patnaik to the Language of the State.

All the above colleges situated in educationally backward districts offer Honors-Courses in Economics, Political Science, Education, Sociology and Anthropology in Arts stream; but no Oriya.

Order No. 14355 of the Higher Education department, issued on June 03, 2016 shows that teachers from the College Branch were posted to these Colleges as Principals-in-charge. The position is yet the same, which shows that the State government had no intention to make these Colleges “Model”. But, these “model Colleges”, with no Honors-Courses in Oriya were designed to deny majority of the students the dignity of becoming graduates with honors.

Malkangiri, Nuapada, Nawarangpur, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur,Rayagada,and Deogarh are all backward areas where natural language of the secondary and higher secondary students is Oriya. In the degree colleges, they could have easily excelled in Oriya honors and the above districts could have given the State larger numbers of degree holders with honors.

Naveen Patnaik is so much averse to Oriya language that in the month of May,2016 when the Law department had created the Draft Bill to amend the Orissa Official language Act in tune with what this reporter had proposed as a member of the Ministerial Committee on implementation of the Act, he had clandestinely changed the same draft with an unauthorized one, in order to keep Oriya disused in administration. Earlier when scholars working with Oriya Bhasha Pratisthan had created the documented report of claim for Classical Status to Oriya Language, he had restricted its print to only 100 copies in order to debar people of Orissa from knowing why their language is classical and had protected the thieves of this document even after being informed of the offence. More disturbing was the fact that the alleged offenders were sumptuously helped by the government with money and many amenities. This mentality of the CM had encouraged anti-Oriya elements in administration to issue orders No. 17097/HE dated June 25, 2016 that denied Oriya Honors to students of these Colleges branded as “model”, which other Colleges are supposed to follow.

Naveen had not heeded to our demand for dismissal from his cabinet the higher education minister Samir De, who had ordered for jettisoning Oriya as a subject in all eminent degree colleges. Had this reporter not exposed De’s design, Oriya might have been wiped out from study courses in all eminent colleges. Similarly, his government ordered that Oriya text books shall be printed in English and Oriya language shall be taught in English. Naveen was forced to do away with this mischief after ORISSAMATTERS discussed the matter.

in yet another assault on Oriya language, there was order to recruit Lecturers in various subjects except Oriya, which this reporter had exposed in bhashaandolan.com. This has forced the Naveen Government to invite applications for 278 posts of lecturer in Oriya, under advertisement No.006/2022 dated SSB, April 11, 2022.

These are a few instances of how Naveen Raj is full of conspiracy against Oriya Language in the academic level. Non-available of Honors Courses in the above mentioned “Model Degree Colleges” is a part of this conspiracy.

If Sri Naveen Patnaik gets qualms of conscience. his government in the department of Higher Education should issue immediate orders for Honors Courses in Oriya in all the degree Colleges, particularly the Model Degree Colleges subjected to academic trauma under Order No.17097/HE. dated June 25, 2016.

PM should have no wall between him and the people

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Indian democracy is in disarray. Situation is so precarious that the Prime Minister is afraid of his people. The Supreme Court is probing the issue of his security lapse on a flyover on way to Punjab. Sans any prejudice, I feel, the predicament over a PM’s fear for the people calls for immediate application of collective mind by WE THE PEOPLE.

Whether or not political, Prime Minister Modi’s public outburst delivering a message to the provincial government through the Punjab Police that they should convey to the State Government that he was going back alive to New Delhi, makes it clear that the PM is afraid of the people. He assumed that, the agitating farmers might have killed him had he not come back quickly.This is sad.

Mr. Modi could have served democracy better, had he walked to the farmers on the flyover.If they were angry with him, as is the wont of Indians, particularly the farmers, he might have gained over their hearts and the emotional conflict between him and they, if any, might have ended. He didn’t do that. India lost an opportunity to see her Prime Minister remove the wall between him and the people.

Our Constitution that has made us a Republic, doesn’t provide for a wall between us and our Prime Minister under the guise of his security. Fellows that work in the executive wing have created this artificial barrier to distance the leader from the people, so that he shall do, what they decide to be done.

The scheming bureaucracy has created this unconstitutional barrier between the political executive and the people in the name of security, as a result of which, what has happened was once best described by the them Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. He was honest enough to admit in 1985 that merely 15% of fund allocation reaches the people, with 85% swindled in transit. This famous confession stands so valid that the Supreme Court bench comprising justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan had to rely upon it in its verdict on Aadhaar in June 2017. The scenario has not changed despite Aadhaar cards and raids. Benefits do not reach the people, goes to members of the executive.

On the other hand, because of the security wall, compradores in the attires of political leaders of this country have ruined our democracy. Plutocracy has taken over. The country is being looted by private operators, with the judicial system serving the Law in protecting private properties in the guise of protecting fundamental rights of the private property-owners, when fundamental rights of the people have been kept out of judicial jurisdiction in the style of “Directive Principles”.

If the scenario is to change, the security wall of the Prime Minister (and the Chief Ministers) should be done away with.

Illegitimate Health Cards : Create a Law dear CM

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

This is the hoarding of Biju Smart Health Card. The Chief minister is orally allotting thousands of crores of Rupees in its favor in cultivated meetings to propagate himself that to him,”every life is precious…”

The web upload informs that the “State Government will bear full cost of all health services delivered to all patients (irrespective of income, status or residence) in all State Government health care facilities starting from Sub centre level to District Head Quarter and Government Medical College Hospital and Blood Bank level.”

It also informs that the “State Government will bear the cost of healthcare provided in empanelled private hospitals for over 96.5 lakh economically vulnerable families in the State, amounting to Annual Health coverage of Rs. 5 lakh per family and additional Rs. 5lakh for the women members of the family after exhaust of initial limit.”

In all the government health institutions up to Government Medical College Hospital level, for all persons, all health services charges are borne by the State Government, including those for drugs, diagnostics, dialysis, Cancer chemotherapy, OT, I.C.U, in-patient admission blood bank services etc.,this web upload says, while declaring that, “families having BSKY Smart Health Card can avail cashless treatment at any empanelled private hospital under BSKY within or outside the State. They can also avail facilities such as registration, consultation, medical tests, pathologies, treatment, IPD and follow-up consultation under BSKY at any empanelled private hospitals, for which State Government will bear the cost upto the annual coverage amount.”

But the entire scheme is unauthorized. Its impact on the State’s exchequer that thrives on loan and distress sale of natural resources has never been studied. The State cabinet has never approved this package of expenditure. Finance Department has never concurred it. No Law has been created to administer the scheme and to control the accountability of the State.

The Card is nothing but a virus called Biju designed to infest democratic wisdom of the people, as, without that the CM cannot stay in power even for a day.

When people are not vigilant, miscreants are smart enough to dazzle them with such smart cards to bag their votes in elections and this has happened in Orissa.

But we may expect, the media in Orissa would act responsible and harp on the need to have a perfect Law to govern this Smart Health Card.

Health of democracy is under severe threat in this State where a “supremo” rules the roost and uses his whims like a prince to squander away the tax-payers’ money sans any respect for democratic accountability.

The fourth pillar of democracy has, therefore, a burden to shoulder.

“I would have worked for the spread of Communism”

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

I was interviewed by the Telegraph in September 2017 in the matter of our movement for governance of Orissa in Oriya Language, which is our State Language. The esteemed paper had given the interview an apt caption “I AM FIGHTING FOR ODIA PEOPLE & PRIDE”.

This interview is relevant to scholars that keep in mind the history of the fight of the “Fine Race of the Oriyas” to achieve its language-right.

We the people of Orissa had been fighting for a separate State where administration and business would run in Oriya, our mother tongue.

In whole of India, we the Oriyas alone had overwhelmed the invader British to such extent that they had to admit in the words of W. Forrester that the “nature of the Country and the disposition of the inhabitants will always present formidable obstacles to their suppression either by military or police”

They had, therefore, under the power of advanced war weapons, divided Oriya speaking tracts to four parts and by clubbing the divided parts to neighboring provinces of rival tongues had reduced us to linguistic minorities in those envious soils.

Gandhiji, in Young India had written on 18 February 1920, “This fine race cannot possibly make the natural advance which is its due, if it is split up into four divisions for no sound reason.”

We were not to remain silent. We raised our voice for amalgamation of all the Oriya speaking areas. In the world’s first peaceful movement, we forced the same British to bow down to our demand that allowed Orissa to emerge in 1936.

But, despite that, and despite a law having made our language the State language in 1954, we are yet to achieve our language-right.

The interview is of utmost relevance to how have we been dealing with the issue.

As I revisit the Telegraph page, the last question dear ace reporter Subhashish Mohanty had asked me, calls to note. He had asked, “What would you have been, had you not been in journalism?”

And, my instant answer was: I would have worked for the spread of Communism.

Now, friends, I feel, that would remain my last dream!

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 →