Linguist Debi Prasanna Pattanayak should say if he approves his associate’s language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

I write, because the people have the right to be informed. Suppression of information of public importance is a crime on part of a scribe. We withheld, if exposure of information would damage the society. Otherwise the people have the right to know.

Linguist Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak has attracted suspicion for having stolen the document prepared by the Government of Orissa in support of its demand for classical status to Oriya in a design to fetch recognition for a private trust styled Institute of Odia Studies and Research that needs the recognition for earning eligibility for establishing a private University in Oriya. A very immensely valuable stretch of land measuring 84 acres in near proximity to the capital city of the State has already been earmarked for the said UNIV. But the government guidelines stipulates that permission to a private institute can only be granted if the said institute has proven contributions to and excellence in conductance of research. Dr. Pattanayak’s Institute is a mere tutorial body that severely lacks in any research experience. This is the cause that possibly instigated Dr. Pattanayak and his protege Subrat Prusty to engineer the theft of the researched document of the government by manipulating the corrupt official machinery and with that, to project the same as the product of the above institute.

When documentary evidences suggested that this theft has taken place, I had to inform the people in my writings in Oriya newspapers. Dr. Pattanayak’s partner in the suspected crime, Subrat Prusty has hurled the filthiest most obnoxious words at me in social media over this exposure. The words he has used indicate to what low breed he belongs. But, despite being notified of the same, Dr. Pattanayak, former Director of Central Institute of Indian Languages, has kept mum, evenas his protege continues his vitriols in social media.

His silence is a silent indication of his involvement. He being a noted linguist, decorated with a coveted civilian award ‘Padma Shri’ and therefore supposed to be a paragon of civilian virtues, should shun silence and say, if he approves the obnoxious language his closest associate has hurled at me, when as a man in the profession of informing the people of matters that affect them, I discussed the issue of official activities in the matter of classical status of Oriya Language.

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  1. Let Debi Babu speaks and clarify the matter for the sake of Odia language and Odisha state. we, the people of Odisha have every right to know the truth, as a part and parcel of the language and the state. Be truthful Debi babu! Be honest!

  2. Dear Mr S. C. P.
    You are so naive, I am surprised. OR
    May be RamRajya is here that i am not aware of it yet ……. that your article points to a situation as it is told in Orissa, ” Chhor ku Chhori Karichhu ki Nahin Pachhariba ” and you are expecting an affirmative answer possibly .
    I will be waiting for the answer/reaction, from the other side too.

  3. Mahodaya,

    We appreciate your effort/contribution/fight for the Odia language.
    Odia language has received classical language tag in year 2014 but till date State govt/Central govt/Odia people are not successful in opening a Odia language University,Central Institute of classical Odia &Odisha council of historical research etc.In between this we have almost lost the battle of Mahanadi,Polavaram,Brahmani river,Udayapur beach(Baleswar),Rasagola and many more things which require no description.People who want to open a private university in Odia must understand that as soon as all the people fighting for Odia language and it’s use in administration/judiciary/employment etc will get united it will bring a good fortune for Odia language and Odisha. Fragmentation/egoism etc only favors the outsiders/leaders/bureaucrats of Odisha. Each Odia should believe each other first.Fellow feeling must be their.No Odia should cheat his fellow Odia. Now LOKA CHARITRA of Odia people have lost many things therefore we are suffering.Is it possible(suppose) that if Naveen Pattnaik & his bureaucrats who do not know Bengali language and want to rule over West Bengal,can be tolerated by Bengali people?Till date many people doing politics over Odia language are not successful in making Odia compulsory up to graduation level(BA/Bcom/Bsc/B Tech etc).In Maharashtra a student can study Bcom,LLB etc in Marathi language & appear their local competitive exams in Marathi,then why it’s not possible in Odisha?Because on the issue Maharashtra,Marathi language,Chatrapati Shivaji everyone is united irrespective party politics. Odia people should stop in fighting for the sake of Odisha and Odia language.



  4. Filthy languages used by Sri Prusty in social media should be dealt with sternly.
    Dr Pattanayak should come forward to counter such allegations.

  5. Sir,

    We Odia people are always complaining about bureaucrats that “they did this or that” etc.But in New Delhi/Maharashtra/UP/Bihar no one cares about these bureaucrats.In Delhi, administration&Bureaucrats are always conscious about the people’s reaction.

    Whatever the genuine demand of the people that must be fulfilled.

    In Odisha bureaucrats/political leaders do not listen us because they know that Odia’s are not united,usually they apply the divide & rule policy in every sphere of life.The same thing happening in case of Odia language.
    The issue of Odia language University,Central Institute classical Odia,Odisha council of historical research,making Odia compulsory up to graduation level,mandatory use of Odia in all the courts of Odisha,conducting competitive exams in Odia language,giving importance to Odia in our education system/administration bears prime importance then anything else and if Odisha govt wants they can fulfill these demands within a fortnight or so.But our voice is not so powerful & it’s fragmented.

    If block grant people can achieve their own objective by coming to the street,why the people who love Odia language and Odisha can not achieve their greater objective?



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