Whose Republic? Whither India?

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

I am sad to say, “We the people” do not have our Republic today, though our police and military power in display in State parades forces us to accept that this is our Republic Day.

The farmers, who have given us the maximum numbers of martyrs to establish our Republic, on this day, instead of staying merged in the protocol of its celebration, have given vent to their stark disappointment in an unprecedented tractor rally in the nation’s capital, which they have been forced to conduct against the Republic’s legislative terror. This Republic has made Laws that would ruin the farmers, they say. Yet, the Government of the people-for the people-by the people, as the definition of Democratic Republic calls upon us to believe, is not paying an iota of heed to the greatest grievance of the greatest segment of the population. This governmental imprudence has its roots in the game the biggest billionaires are playing in India.

The latest OXFAM report, released when the World Economic Forum’s ‘Davos Dialogues’ commenced on January 25, shows that, when we the people were perishing under “The mass exodus on foot triggered by the sudden lockdown and the inhuman beating, disinfection and quarantine conditions” during the COVID-19 pandemic, “India’s 100 billionaires have seen their fortunes increase by ₹12,97,822 crores, which is enough to give every one of the 138 million poorest Indians a cheque for ₹94,045 each.”

Our Republic is lost to us.

It is serving only 11 Indians so devotedly that, the wealth they grabbed during the pandemic “could sustain the rural job scheme MGNREGA for 10 years”, the report has revealed. One of them, Mukesh Ambani , the report says, could fetch per hour so much income during this period of pandemic that, it would take an unskilled worker 10,000 years to make, and three years to make what he made in a second.

When we the people, constituting about 60% of India’s population have been living in a room with the family, if the same could be called a room, the wealth of Indian billionaires has increased by 35 per cent during the lockdown and by 90 per cent since 2009.

Nehru to Modi: the same modus operandi

Long back in 1955, the first Chief Minister of Orissa after we had become the Republic, late lamented Nabakrushna Chowdhury had warned the first Prime Minister of our Republic , Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, that, unless the politicians that rule stay away from collecting funds from big private industries and business houses, the country shall go astray, as those who give the funds use the politicians to amass wealth by denuding the country of its assets. In his famous speech on the occasion of the inaugural function of Gandhi Tattva Prachar Kendra at Balasore on 17 July 1963, he had named Nehru, Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, Bidhan Chandra Roy, Morarjee Deshai and some others, which he said, was not heeded to.

The modus operandi he had exposed then is the modus operandi in practice now. In result, our Republic has failed us, It belongs to Ambani and his likes that lord over this Republic, in this regime of Modi.

Whither India?

Tribal Orissa needs administration in Oriya: Prof. Bibhutibhusan Acharjya

Prof. Dr. Bibhutibhusan Acharjya has called upon the government to run administration in Oriya so that the tribal communities, almost entirely illiterate, can have the opportunity of knowing how their State is functioning.

There are 62 tribal communities ଇନ ଓରିସା, whose mother tongues have enriched the great river of Oriya language as its tributaries. So, each one of these tribes find their own language in Oriya. They are most disadvantaged, because the State of Orissa is not being managed in Oriya Language.

When there is a Law to use Oriya in administration of all kinds all over Orissa and the Government is required to honor its own Law, whosoever doesn’t work in Oriya should be viewed as tormentors of the tribes and to discipline such fellows the Orissa Official Language Act needs be equipped with rigorous penal provisions, he said.

He spoke live from the digital platform of Bhasha Andolan in face book on January 23, 2021. We have brought the same to records for Oriyas of the world.

New Chief Secretary confronted with the Bhasha Andolan demands


The new Chief Secretary of Orissa has been confronted with the demands of Bhsha Andolan by its founder Subhas Chandra Pattanayak.

Informing him that, Section 4 and Section 4A, inserted into the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954, were created fraudulently with criminal intention to keep the people of Orissa debarred from their right to governance in their mother tongue, Sri Pattanayak has demanded for repeal of these two sections and an investigation into the Cabinet scam involving the later Section i.e.Section 4A. His mail to the CS is kept on records below:

The Chief Secretary,
Government of Odisha, Lok Seva Bhaban, Bhubaneswar

Sub: An ultimatum requesting the repeal of Section 4 and Section 4A from Odisha Official Language Act, 1954 and quashing of all official action based on the same two illegal Sections; and an investigation into the scam committed on Cabinet decision dated 14.3.2018 and other illegalities.

Ref: Resolution under GAD-code-cords-0013-2015-18715/GA dated 31.07.2015 read with http://odia.odisha.gov.in/upload_files/pdf/notification/Draft%20Odia%20Rule.pdf

As per Resolution under reference, I was a member in the Ministerial Committee on working of Odisha Official Language Act, 1954, hereinafter called the Act.

I had found that the Act was not working due to two congenital defects. I had advised the Government to remove those defects by amending the Act and by promulgating Rules, as depicted in the link to be read with the Resolution. No further Resolution is created to dissolve the Committee.

After abandoning the Committee for reasons best known to the Government, my advice under reference was adopted in Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 in the shape of Section 5.

But in and since the same Ordinance, many illegalities have been given the form of Law, which severely affect the right of the people of Odisha to be governed in the Language of their land, besides being unlawful Laws. I mention them below for your kind perusal and prompt action.

1. Section 4 created in Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Oridinance, 2016 – transformed into Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Act, 2016 – is an act of forgery clandestinely inserted into the Ordinance. This Section was created by tampering with the draft vetted and concurred by the Department of Law on 20.5.2016. Any official action taken by using this forged Section is illegal and calls for quashing.

2. Section 4A has been inserted into the Act again fraudulently in its amendment, 2018 and the forgery has been reinforced in the 2nd amendment the same year. This Section has no legal sanction and its existence defeats the very purpose of the Act. Therefore, despite this amendment, no functionary works in Odia language. I elaborate the crime against our people:

(a) The Act was amended on 1.5.2018 based on Cabinet Decision dated, Puri, 26.12.2017. This decision was not in existence by this day. Moreover, the Puri Cabinet was held in contravention of Rules of Business, behind the back of the Governor. There was no memorandum concurred by the Law Department in this regard and no approval from the Department of Finance. The government knew that its action was illegal. Yet, to hoodwink the people of Odisha who had been campaigning in support of my advice in the Ministerial Committee since 13.4.2016, the Puri Cabinet had been shepherded into adopting this unauthorized Resolution. It was designed against official use of Odia as provided for in the Act original. Exposed, the government had abandoned the Resolution to die the death it deserved.

(b) The Cabinet met on 14.3.2018 again to take a fresh decision, after ascertaining that there was no contravention of the Rules of Business. The Memorandum was prepared and was concurred by the Department of Law in due time and the Cabinet had approved it. It was based almost on what I had proposed in the matter of punishment to whosoever contravenes the Act. It was resolved to place the approved amendment of the Act “immediately” before the Assembly for legislation. And the Bill was submitted to the Assembly on 31.3.2018 in accordance with the Resolution dated 14.3.2018. But surprisingly the Bill moved in the Assembly and adopted on 1.5.2018 was not the same. So the amendment dated 1.5.2018 is questionable. Section 4A created by the questionable amendment dated 1.5.2018 is therefore blatantly illegal.

(c) There is no limit to forgery; it seems, in this matter. Whosoever has committed this crime of replacing the Bill based on Cabinet decision dated 14.3.2018 with Resolution dated 26.12.2017 has also tampered with the said Resolution in his anxiety to kill the entire spirit and the very purpose of the Act.

(d) The second amendment caused on 19.9.2018 is an amendment of the illegally created Section 4A. Naturally, it has no legality.

I, therefore, request you to please take prompt and immediate steps to remove/repeal Section 4 and Section 4A on the grounds of illegality elaborated above and to ensure that Odisha Official Language Act, 1954 is properly amended with provisions for penal action in the manner I had advised the Government in the Ministerial Committee. These two sections were deliberately created to keep Odia language disused in management of Odisha and are products of a crime designed against our people.

I also request you to please investigate into this crime including the Cabinet scam noted above and to take action against the crime of tampering with Cabinet decisions, as stated supra.

I assure you that, if you need any assistance from me in the investigation, or any clarification over the points I have raised, I will be glad to cooperate with the investigating machinery with all the honesty within my command.

Kind Regards,

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak,
Founder of Bhsha Andolan.
January 01,2021

Use Law to make use of Oriya a must: Prof. Dr. Pradyumna Kumar Mishra

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Speaking on the 1719th day of the silent Black Flag Campaign for governance of Orissa in Oriya, Prof. Dr. Pradyumna Kumar Mishra has asked the State Government to use Law to enforce use of Oriya language in administration of people’s affairs. It is essential for survival of the Oriya race, he has stressed.

He was live in the Facebook page – BHASHAMAAPAIN PADE – (A few words for the mother tongue), of Bhasha Andolan this Sunday morning from Patnagarh in Bolangir.

Here is what he said in the social media:

Bhasha Andolan//Nitidin editor helps the pets of CM to mislead people


As top intellectuals of Orissa support Bhasha Andolan in social media, the fellows of avarice that had sabotaged the movement on 16.7.2018, their palms being greased by the Chief Minister, as circumstances strongly suggest, have renewed their mischief to mislead the people.

Sad that, the editor of Nitidin, a vernacular daily, has no qualms in helping them in their nefarious mission.

Founder of the movement, Subhas Chandra Pattanayak has reminded the editor of his responsibility to the profession as well as to the people of Orissa.

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 →