Let us know Durga is not the Durga we worship

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Worshipers of Durga ought to know how Durga evolved and what is the real mission of Durga instead of staying trapped under provisions of rituals contrived by modern Mahishasuras to keep people away from the class consciousness, the concept of Durga calls for.

Several years ago, I had discussed the concept of Durga in Dharitri, one of Orissa’s mainstream dailies. I prefer to post it here again in public interest as the present time is also suffering to its core with modern Mahishasuras – looters and rapists – ruling the roost. Here is that article:

Difference of Durga from Durga

Odia Univ : Sacrilegious assault on the Aura of Satyavadi Era by Orissa CM

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The splendor of the Bakulaban at Satyavadi needs be preserved in situ , if the State Government is too much an eunuch to recover the thousands of crores of rupees from the Servants of the People Society that has, by forging the Will of Pt. Gopabandhu Das, illegally looted the money and pushed the pride of Orissa – the Satyabadi Bana Bidyalaya – to starvation death.

It is sad that, in the guise of establishing an University, styled Odia University, the Chief Minister of Orissa Mr. Naveen Patnaik has jeopardized this splendor and sans any qualms made a sacrilegious assault on the sacred aura of Satyabadi era.

As established in my book “The Samaja in Maze of Forgery” and the website https://savethesamaja.wordpress.com , the Servants of the People Society had forged the Will of Utkalmani Gopabandhu through his press manager Radhanatha Rath and protege Lingaraj Mishra (both of whom had become editors of Samaja and Education Ministers of Orissa) and taken into illegal possession ‘The Samaja’, which the people of Orissa had built up through Utkalmani to the best of their ability. They have looted the entire profit of the paper amounting to several thousands of crores of rupees, the details of which the State Government should have determined and recovered after we established the forgery. It has not been done, because the society leadership immediately offered the CM media partnership in his political propaganda.

President of Utkalmani Newspaper Employees Association Deviprasanna Nayak has been prosecuting the Society on the basis of the exposed illegality. Instead of espousing the dispute raised by the employees, the State Government is enjoying the media partnership the Society has offered it.

What would happen if Sri Nayak wins the case? Thousands of crores of rupees would be recovered from the society and the Satyavadi Bana Bidyalaya would be restored to its lost glory as a seat of learning in the lap of nature. To preempt this revival, this shrewd plan to establish Odia University in Bakulabana, the original seat of the Bana-Bidyalaya has been cooked up and carried out.

When the conspiracy was on the anvil, we in these pages had warned the Government against the evil design and had stressed that the wrong be not proceeded with. We had located and shown how a vast stretch of government acquired land was available in the heart of Bhubaneswar where the Univ could be established.

Instead of heeding to this just advice, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has laid on October 9 the foundation stone of Odia University in the Bakulabana. This is a highly deplorable sacrilegious assault on the sacred aura of the Satyabadi era.

My book and the website mentioned supra carry details of the offenses perpetrated against Pt. Gopabandhu Das and his friends, each one of whom is regarded and revered as epitome of sacrifice for the people and the motherland.

All of them were highly educated persons and their mission was success of the freedom movement and transformation of our people into a brilliant nation. Therefore, instead of joining lucrative official positions, they had established the Bana Bidyalaya at Satyabadi in the pattern of Gurukula which had become an academic model in whole of India. To meet the expenses, Gopabandhu was gifted with a Press by his colleague Pt. Nilakantha Das and with the same aim the team was also publishing the Samaja as a weekly to which people of Orissa were contributing with zeal and generosity. It had become the paper of the people.

But the freedom movement became so calling at that time that, the five friends were getting less time to concentrate on business of the Press to generate funds for managing the School as they had planned.

Pt. Gopabandhu had appointed Radhanath Rath as a manager of Satyabadi Press. He was torturing him for higher salary beyond the agreed amount. And, lastly, had pushed him to premature death without any proper medical care at the summit of a period of starvation as deduced from a letter of Utkalmani to Rath dated 11.6.1928, five days before his death.

Gopabandhu had joined the Servants of the People Society and had become the topmost leader, next only to its founder Lala Lajpat Rai. So, he had made up his mind to handover the Satyabadi Press to the said society so that it can manage and improve its business to generate enough profit for perfect running of the School. Therefore, before passing away in a very pathetic condition, he had dictated his will mentioning therein why he was handing over the Press to Servants of the People Society. His Press manager Radhanath Rath and protege Lingaraj Mishra later forged his Will and hijacked the Samaja for the Society knowing well that the would be the major fetcher of profit, besides being the sure way to fulfill their political ambition. They continued to fetch profit and neglected the School that could no more run in the Bakula Bana.

We have exposed with irrefutable evidences the forgery by way of which the Society has aggrandized thousands of crores of rupees from the institutions that in fact belong to the School.

Instead of acting on the exposure we have made, and instead of honoring the Utkalmani and his colleagues by restoring the Bana Bidyalaya in the lap of Bakulabana, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has extended shrewd protection to the looters of the Satyabadi funds by laying the foundation stone of Odia University, a step that destroys the possibility of revival of the Panchasakha’s Bana Bidyalaya in the Bakula Bana. Only a very ungrateful nation can play this nasty trick on the sacred aura of the founders of the Satyabadi era.

In doing this, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also violated the Odia University Act, 2017 that in Sub-Section (3) of Section 3 has made Bhubaneswar the seat of this University. Bhubaneswar is not Satyabadi. It is intriguing that, neither the department in its introduction nor the Chief Minister in his speech has made any justification of this deviation.

When the Bill was being considered by the Assembly, Mr. Pradip Purohit of BJP had moved an amendment to establish this University at Sambalpur instead of Bhubaneswar. The Government opposed his amendment and the Assembly decided to establish it at Bhubaneswar.

Now the question is where from the chief minister got a carte blanche to change the location of the University in blatant contravention of the Act?

The Odia University Act has not been amended to establish it in Satyabadi instead of Bhubaneswar. Hence laying of the foundation stone of this University is illegal.

It has other complications too. Odia University was conceived by Sri Gajanan Mishra , the epoch making fighter for official use of Oriya in Orissa. He had registered a Trust to establish Odia University. The same was supported through a private member’s Bill in the Assembly, which was withdrawn with the Government agreeing to bring an Act for the purpose. Thus, whatever be the colour, Misra’s endeavor for Odia University at Bangomunda of Bolangir had formed the base of whatever legislative mind was invested in the matter. And, that name is registered.

When the Ministerial Committee was constituted to suggest how the Official Language Act should work, as a member thereof, I had submitted a set of Rules to drive the Act ahead. Rule 8 of this proposed Rules is as bellow:

It was published by the Government in an official website created for the purpose under the caption: ଓଡ଼ିଆରେ ଶାସନ the related intro being as under:

Hence, in consonance with my suggestion the proposed University was “university of Odia Language and Literature” and the Bill was named “The University of Odia Language and Literature Bill, 2017.

But, when the Assembly took up the Bill, the Government changed it to Odia University Bill and the Assembly agreed.

The Government resorted to this name-change mischief with perhaps an ill motive to derail Gajanan Mishra’s registered endeavor to establish Odia University at Bangomunda of Bolangir, as it is he, who forced the anti-Oriya government to pay attention to Oriya Language. This revengeful action of the Government can also be challenged by Gajanan Babu whose registered Trust is valid to establish an University namely Odia University, because the Trust is registered to establish an University in this name much much before the Government changed the name of the Govt. University from “University of Odia Language and Literature” to “Odia University”.

Thus, viewed from any angle, the Odia University, for which the foundation stone is laid by the Chief Minister in Bakuaala Ban is a mischief that should be withdrawn. It should be established in Bangomunda after taking due permission from Sri Gajanan Mishra and with due respect to the people of Bangomunda, who have pledged land for the University if it is established there.

If it is so done, the sacred Bakula Bana can be freed from the eclipse of the illegal establishment of the Odia University and can be preserved in situ for the Bana Bidyalaya to revive.

Founder of Bhasha Andolan requests Orissa Governor to refuse assent to OOL Act amendment

Roving Reporter
Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, founder of Bhasha Andolan that has been espousing his demand for strict implementation of the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 since 13 April 2016, has requested the State Governor to refuse assent to its second amendment, as the first amendment, on which this second amendment is based, is nothing but a legislative blunder that absolutely arbitrarily diminishes the scope of the Act and is designed to refuse the people of Orissa their right to have administrative services in their mother tongue, for which the State was formed in 1936.

When the first amendment was passed in the Assembly on 1st May 2018, Sri Pattanayak had requested the Governor to return the same to the Assembly for reasons elaborated in his letter. Had the Governor paid heed to his plea, this notorious repetition of legislative blunder would not have hit the State.

If the second amendment is given assent, it would perpetuate the damage done to the Act and would be absolutely detrimental to the right of the people of Orissa to get official services in their mother tongue.

Here below is the copy of the mail Sri Pattanayak has sent to the Governor:

His Excellency the Governor of Orissa,
Raj Bhavan, Bhubaneswar

Sub: Request for returning the Odisha Official Language (Second Amendment) Bill , 2018

Ref. My Memorandum dated 24.5.2018


The State Government has yet again misled the Assembly to pass the Odisha Official Language (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 by suppressing vital facts, which I had informed you in my Memorandum under reference.

On behalf of Bhasha Andolan, Orissa, I had appealed you to please refuse assent to Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that severely threatened the effectiveness and relevance of the Odisha Official Language Act, 1954 by inserting a mischievously designed notorious Section namely Section 4-A into the Act, on the grounds mentioned therein.

I am sure; Your Excellency didn’t sleep over my demand for repealing the same Section for the illegalities it was based upon.

Sadly, instead of repealing the same, the Government has misled the Assembly again to refurbish the same section by a shrewd amendment that would continue to create further confusion in administration of the Act.

Furthermore, Your Excellency, continuance of the Section 4-A means legalization of the wrongful ‘Statement of Objects and Reasons’ that the illegal Section 4-A was based upon. The administration of anti-Oriya mentality has arbitrarily linked this Section to Cabinet decision dated 26.12.2017 instead of the finally relevant Cabinet decision of 14.03.2018 in order to render inconsequential the real legislative intention the State Cabinet had formulated on this later day by superseding decision of the former day.

I, therefore, request you to please call for the records of the suppressed Cabinet Resolution dated 14.03.2018 on Official Language Act and to please refuse your assent to the Odisha Official Language (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 with advice that the totally illegal Section 4-A be replaced with a fresh amendment keeping intact the scope and applicability of the Act while flawlessly and unambiguously providing for punishment to whosoever functionary violates the Act.

Kind Regards,
Subhas Chandra Pattanayak,
Member, Ministerial Committee on working of Odisha Official Language Act (defunct)
Founder Chairman,Bhasha Andolan , Orissa

Corrupt fellows combine : Bhasha Anolan at the crossroads

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

When I founded Bhasha Andolan, Orissa on my own method of ‘Silent Black Flag March, I had no reason to apprehend that a time would come when the fellow I had trusted most – Pabitra Maharatha – would indulge in financial offenses including forgery and misappropriation as well as criminal breach of trust and would embezzle several lakhs of rupees that the movement had generated for its campaign funds. It was also not foreseen that the other man in the three-member-team of leadership Pradyumna Satpathy would act to cover up the embezzlement.

On coming to know of the serious offense, as the founder of the movement, I wanted Maharatha to disclose details of the accounts, which he avoided. Pradyumna Satpathy came to his rescue. I had to inform the Police about the offense, as the Chairman of the movement. A rising journalist Soumyaranjan Nayak exposed the offence live in Facebook, which some media organisations also carried. The corrupt fellows made a clandestine tryst with a close colleague of the Chief Minister – Finance Minister Shashibhusan Behera – promising him to stop the campaign if Police could be made to stop taking any action on my information. Grapevines spread speculations of huge sums of money used to complete the deal with the duo.

A very well-informed, sharp political analysts and Editor of Chhai in Pratijna TV, Satish Mishra while confirming this, has also observed that BJP had a secret agenda to hijack Bhasha Andolan that had become the most noteworthy movement due to the Black Flag Campaign method.

But the asylum given to them by the finance minister having gone grey due to continuance of the Black Flag Campaign, the two corrupt fellows, in order to create environment to escape my allegation, have started projecting one Chakradhar Mohanta as Chairman of the movement, so that my FIR as the Chairman shall get lost in the labyrinth of counter claim over my status.

Who is this Cakradhar Mohanta and why has he sided with these corrupt fellows?

As I investigate into this murky matter, I find, he is a noted economic offender prosecuted by the State Vigilance Police for offence under clause (e) of sub-section (1) of Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, while holding high public office in the State of Odisha as Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Circle, Berhampur and has been charge-sheeted in Vigilance P.S. Case No. 43, Dt. 22-11-2006; and is being tried by the Special Court established under sub-section (1) of Section 3 of Special Courts Act, 2006. The prosecution is meant to confiscate his properties. As birds of the same feather fly together, he has associated himself with the embezzler of the movement fund. He is reportedly promised with settlement of the case, if he creates a confusion over my status as Chairman of the movement so that the case before the Police may be challenged on the issue of locus standi.

Here below id the gazette notification of his prosecution in the Special Court as per sub-section (1) of Section 5 of Special Courts Act, 2006 (Orissa Act 9 of 2007).

Clearly, the unique movement for governance of Orissa in Oriya is at the crossroads.

Mahe Nikhat & Team multiplied the Khurdha effect, made the Govt. nervous

By gaining over a couple of gullible fellows that were in key role in the Bhasha Andolan, the Government of Orissa was sure of killing the unique ‘Black Flag Campaign’, which has forced the Chief Minister to amend the Orissa Official Language Act twice so far.

The first amendment in 2016 was a part fulfillment of the demand of Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, founder of Bhasha Andolan, as member of the Ministerial Committee on Sept.3, 2015.

The second amendment, passed by the Assembly on May 1, 2018 is in fulfillment of his second demand. But it is so notoriously worded that the amendment acts against the Act proper and, if not repelled, will defeat the very purpose of the Act. Therefore, Sri Pattanayak had urged upon the Governor to return the Bill without assent and , as the Governor succumbed to official tricks, he wrote again to the Chief Minister to bring in a fresh amendment to repel the May 1 amendment and to make the Act flawless with the provisions he had suggested when he had invited him to discuss the issue.

To the Chief Minister as well as to the mandarins of anglicized mentality, it was an anathema. But there was no way to ban the movement or to escape its impact.

Decades ago, in early 1980s, Sri Pattanayak had devised this method of “Silent Black Flag March” to wake up the people against misrule without resorting to any violent manner and acting absolutely within the limits of the Law. He had succeeded in his campaign against the then Chief Minister J.B.Patnaik in his constituency of Athgarh. So this method is a proven method of acting against the ruler without breach of any Rule or Law.

When the campaign for implementation of an existing Law without breach of any law of the land cannot be held illegal, Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, founder of the movement, was too strong for the Government to be subdued. They, therefore, zoomed in on Maharatha and Pradyumna Satapathy. They were picked up and used as contract killers against the campaign.

July 16 was the date fixed for resumption of the third phase of the Black Flag Campaign. In fact the campaign had resumed that day, Sri Pattanayak cerimonially handing over the flags to the bearers. The campaign of the day was completed at the altar of Kula Gourb Madhusudan Das as usual. But, in the evening, the above two persons informed the Press behind back of Sri Pattanayak that the Bhasha Andolan has unanimously decided to postpone the Black Flag Campaign till the next session of the Assembly, as the Finance Minister had told them to bring in the desired amendment in that session.

Whole of Orissa rejected this false and fraudulent assertion and despite initial debacle, as the two fellows did not cooperate, the campaign continued non-stop.

The contract killers failed. The campaign continued with more vigor, making the Govt. realize that its shrewd strategy cannot succeed against the dedicated children of the soil.

A group of eight social activists from Kendrapada and Cuttack led by Ranjan Kumar Das and Jitendra Kumar Sahu hit the Capital on 17th last month covering 87 kms on foot with the celebrated black flags from the birthplace of Kula Gourab Madhusudan Das. This was a slap on the face of the government that had used the above two contract killers to kill the movement. In order to escape, the government announced on 21st August that it was decided to enforce writing in Oriya on the signboards within 15 days.The order is more conspicuous by its breach than noninfringement.

Another group of determined language activists of Khurda District led by Kamal Lochan Nayak and Bibhudendra Bidyadhar dared heavy showers on 5th this month to kick on the citadel of power at Bhubaneswar by the distance from the district headquarters by foot, with the celebrated Black Flags in hand. Assembly in session, the government felt the shock.

As the two contract killers failed to kill the campaign, three young women activists dedicated to the cause of the mother tongue rushed to Bhubaneswar from Cuttack a day later, i.e. on the 7th instant.

Led by Ms. Mahe Nikhat the team comprised also Ms. Rina Behera and Ms.Usha Shukla. At Bhubaneswar two well known language activists – Sanghamitra Jena and Sangita Kishan Joined them.

This multiplied the Khurdha effect, consequent upon which, as the contract killers could not succeed in killing the Black Flag Campaign, in an impromptu meeting of the Cabinet a decision has been adopted to amend the Official Language Act. The Assembly is yet to be given the proposed Bill.

As is the wont of the mandarins, if the cabinet’s approved amendment is not addressed to perfect working of the Act created by the first elected Assembly of Orissa under the stewardship of the first and the most revered Chief Minister Nabakrushna Choudhury, there is possibility of rejection of the same by Bhasha Andolan.

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 →