Oriya University is the necessity, not an Open University

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
ama bhasa ama rajabhasaLanguage activists of Orissa under the banner of Oriya Bhasa Sangram Samiti have been demanding for a University entirely dedicated to creation Oriya manpower to manage all offices and workplaces and centers of public concerns in and relating to governance of Orissa in Oriya language and to make Oriya Language the language of earning, besides superintending education in Oriya Language in every stage.

Government had agreed. But shockingly, the Chief Minister has tried to divert attention from the Oriya University to an Oriya Open University. The Oriya Bhasa Sangram Samiti is opposed to this drift.

Invitation LetterIn spite of this, the government has proceeded to have a workshop on creation of the Oriya Open University and invited the representatives of the Samiti in the ministerial Committee to participate in the workshop. It would be held at 10 AM on 29th this month.

This is such a serious matter that needs collective wisdom and collective application of minds of the people whose mother tongue is Oriya and who would like not to be hoodwinked by administration.

Oriya University is the necessity, not an Open University. This is what the Government ought to understand.

Under the circumstances, the Samiti urges upon the people of Orissa to deeply cogitate on the issue and to advise the Samiti members as to what should be the crux of their views in the workshop.

The advice should as quickly as possible, be sent to: orissamatters@gmail.com

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  1. I have travelled across the length
    And breadth of India and I have
    Not seen one person who is a beggar,
    Who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen
    in this country, such high moral value,
    People of such calibre, that I do not
    Think we would ever conquer this country,
    Unless we break the very backbone
    Of this nation, which is here spiritual
    And cultural heritage, and, therefore, I
    Propose that we replace her old and ancient
    Education system, her culture, for if
    The Indians think that allthat is foreign
    and English is good and greater than
    Their own, they will loss their self esteem,
    Their native self-cultureand they will become
    What we want them, a truly dominated nation.’
    Statement of Lord Macaulay in 1835. India got independence on 15th August 1947. English left us. We have got our own Constitution of India, we have language acts. English is a language not mention in the 8th Sch of our Constitution. Our vernaculars are the official languages. Hindi is the official language of India. Yet in Odisha we are using always everywhere English. Our CM Mr Naveen Patnaik is not able to read/write Odia. Where are we? I was on fast-unto-death from 1st July to 8th July 2015. Mr Arun Sahu, Hon’ble Law Minister Odisha came to the spot of 8th July 2015 evening and assured to use official language. But he failed to do so. Unlawful, unconsitutional, undemocratic language”English” is being used by the state Govt. In subordinate courts the vernaculars should be used , it was there in 1835 language act. It is there in CPC/Crpc and also in out Constitution. But in subordinate courts we are using English in odisha. Please see my dear friends and say a few words if you so like.
    Let us proceed from 1st April 2016 for a fresh or final bhasha andolana sir, from 1st April 2016 . “Kara ba mara” this govt will not do anything concrete, it is sure.

  2. The secret agenda is very clear . Delayed means denied . What more you can expect from the blackmailers ?

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