Bhasha Andolan on Day 1775 // Celebrated Black Flag Campaign resumed

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The celebrated ‘Silent Black Flag Campaign’ espousing the demand for governance of Orissa in Oriya resumed on the International Mother Tongue Day on February 21 in various nerve centers of the State, as the campaign reached the 1775th day.

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Orissa CS called upon to say if Bhasha Andolan allegations against the CM are incorrect

Founder of Bhasha Andolan Subhas Chandra Pattanayak in a mail to the State’s Chief Secretary has called upon him to say if the allegations he has made against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in matter of forgery and scam used in insertion of Section 4 and Section 4A in Orissa Official Language Act are incorrect.

On the first day of the new year, Pattanayak had informed the CS of the offences committed by the CM in causing wrongful amendment to the Act. With his keeping mum, as the Government is not working in Oriya as per the Language Law, Sri Pattanayak has sent the CS the following mail:

Dear Chief Secretary,
Government of Orissa,
In forwarding my mail dated 1st January, I regret to say that your august office has not yet informed me what action has been taken on the same.

I believe, I have apprised you of all the illegalities adopted in the 3 amendments to the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954, with ulterior motive to debar our people from their right to be governed in their mother tongue, for which the Province was created and to which the Act has given them entitlement.

I stress that the Government has no right to indulge in forgery and scams to atrophy our Language Act. If my allegations are incorrect, the correct position may please be informed to me.
Subhas Chandra Pattanayak,
Founder, Bhasha Andolan, Orissa.

Bhasha Andolan// Janardan Pati calls upon Authors & Intelligentsia to shun silence

Eminent left-wing author, trade-unionist and leader of CPM, Orissa Mr. Janardan Pati has called upon the State’s men of letters and intelligentsia to shun their silence on the demands for inviolable governance of Orissa in Oriya language, espoused by Bhasha Andolan, founded by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak sans any delay.

He has also called upon the Government to ensure rule of Orissa in Oriya language by this year’s Utkal Divas on 1st of April.

His speech was ‘live’ on January 24 from the Facebook page “Bhasha Maapain Pade”, which is the digital platform of the movement during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Prof. Prakash Chandra Pattanaik lauds the National Education Policy 2020

Prof. Prakash Chandra Pattnaik. Professor and Head of the Department of Modern Indian Languages & Literary Studies, University of Delhi lauded the National Education Policy, because of its utmost emphasis on learning in the mother tongue.

He addressed Orissa ‘Live’from the digital platform of Bhasha Andolan on January 17.

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?

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 →