Repeal 4A, Make Official Language Act Inviolable: Language Activists of Orissa Demand

News Syndicate
Language activists associated with the silent black-flag campaign (Bhasha Andolan) for governance of Orissa in Oriya, in a State Level Conference held here in the auditorium of Lohia Academy on July 17, have unanimously adopted a series of resolutions urging upon the Government to amend the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 and the Orisha Official Language Rules, 2016 accordingly, in order to ensure that the people Orissa get all official services in their mother tongue, a necessity for which this first linguistic province of Orissa was created in 1936 at the summit of a linguistic nationalist movement of the members of the Oriya race that had commenced in 1870.

Founder of Bhasha Andolan Subhas Chandra Pattanayak presented deeply researched details of how the Government have ruined the very purpose of creation of the State of Orissa by wrongful amendment of the Orissa Official Language Act and by hiding the Rules he had prescribed in the Ministerial Committee, created for working of the Act, under a specific Code in 2015.

Chaired by eminent scientist Dr. Asok Misra, the conference heard the President of Lok Shakti Abhiyan Prafulla Samantary, Prof. Kamala Praasad Mohapatra, Prof. Biswaranjan, Freelance Columnist Tusharakanta, CPM leader Pradipta Nayak, Journalist and social activist Ashok Parida, Journalist Bhubanmohan Mohanty, Social activist RamShankar, Journalist Deviprasanna Nayak, Agro-journalist Kamalalochan Nayak, Advocate Girijakant Mishra,Sarada Mohapatra, and Lingaraj Swain – all of whom have participated in the black-flag-campaign and adopted the following resolutions unanimously. They were moved by Kamalalochan Nayak, Member of the Presidium of Bhasha Andolan and seconded by another member of the Presidium Girijakant Mishra. Here are the Resolutions adopted in Oriya.

ଭାଷା ଆଂଦୋଳନର ଏହି ପ୍ରଥମ ରାଜ୍ୟସ୍ତରୀୟ ମାତୃଭାଷାପ୍ରେମୀ ସମ୍ମିଳନୀ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାରଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ଦେଉଛି କି,
୧। ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସରକାରୀ ଭାଷା ଆଇନରେ ଅନଧିକୃତ ଭାବେ ଖଞ୍ଜା ଯାଇଥିବା ଧାରା ୪ କୁ ରଦ୍ଦ କରାଯାଉ ;

୨। ରାଜ୍ୟ ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀମଣ୍ଡଳର ୧୪.୩.୨୦୧୮ ତାରିଖର ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତିକୁ ଲୁଚାଇ ରଖି ୨୬.୧୨.୨୦୧୭ ତାରିଖର ଅତିକ୍ରାନ୍ତ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ସହ ଯୋଡ଼ାଯାଇ ଯେଉଁ ୪କ ଧାରା ତିଆରି କରାଯାଇଛି ତଦ୍ଦ୍ଵାରା ମୂଳ ଭାଷା ଆଇନର ସୀମା ସଂକୋଚନ ହୋଇଥିବା ହେତୁ ଓ ତାହା ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପ୍ରଦେଶ ସୃଷ୍ଟିର ଉଦ୍ଦେଶ୍ୟ ପଣ୍ଡ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଉଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ଥିବା ହେତୁ ତାହାକୁ ବିଲୋପ କରାଯାଇ ମୂଳ ଭାଷା ଆଇନର ଧାରା ୧ର ଉପଧାରା (୨) ଓ ଧାରା ୨ର ଉପଧାରା (୧)କୁ ଶକ୍ତିଶାଳୀ ଓ ଅଲଙ୍ଘ୍ୟା କରିବା ପାଇଁ ନୂତନ ଧାରା ପ୍ରଣୀତ ହେଉ;

୩। ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସରକାରୀ ଭାଷା ଆଇନର ନିଖୁଣ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକାରୀତା ପାଇଁ ଭାଷା ଆଂଦୋଳନର ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାତା ଶ୍ରୀ ସୁଭାଷ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀସ୍ତରୀୟ କମିଟିରେ ଦେଇଥିବା ନିୟମାବଳୀକୁ ବିଧିକ ରୂପ ଦିଆଯାଉ ଓ ତଦନୁଯାୟୀ, ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷାରେ ସେବା ନ ଦେବା କର୍ମଚାରୀ ଓ କର୍ତ୍ତୃପକ୍ଷଙ୍କୁ ଦଣ୍ଡବିଧାନ ପାଇଁ ଆପତ୍ତି ଉଠାଇବାର ଓ ମକଦ୍ଦମା କରିବାର ଅଧିକାର ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଜାତିର ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ସଦସ୍ୟଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରଦତ୍ତ ହେଉ;

୪। ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସରକାରୀ ଭାଷା ଆଇନର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକାରୀତା ତନଖିବା ଓ ନିଜର ଅଭିମତ ଓ/ବା ଆପତ୍ତି ଅଭିଯୋଗ ରଖିବା ପାଇଁ ଏକ ମଞ୍ଚ ଭାବେ ଯେଉଁ ସ୍ଵତନ୍ତ୍ର ୱେବ୍ ସାଇଟ୍ ନିର୍ମିତ ହୋଇଥିଲା ତାହାକୁ ନିଷିଦ୍ଧ ରଖାନଯାଇ ସାର୍ବଜନୀନ କରାଯାଉ ।


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
The crime in the name of Oriya Language Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak has committed, despite having been exposed by me in media with documentary evidences, has not yet been subjected to prosecution, because he has been using the State Secretariat as his sanctuary. Role of the Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary and of the Secretary, Culture in giving him asylum from legal action mock at the manner essential for responsible administration.

This presentation is aimed at a particular instance involving a particular Government house numbering 3R-9 in the BJB College area, allotted to Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak by name for use in a particular work, i.e. preparation of Language Policy, to which the Ministerial Committee on working of Orissa Official Language Act had agreed under Resolution No.4 in its meeting on 25.4.2016, being urged upon by the then Principal Secretary to Government in the Department of General Administration (GAD), G.V.V.Sharma.

When Sharma was under direct control of the the Chief Secretary who heads the GAD, the CM is the Minister of this Department. Sharma had obtained approval of the Chief Secretary for allotment of a Type V Government quarter in favor of Sri Pattanayak on 21.4.2016 vide noting No.46. The CM was to approve the allotment. Lest he queries on what ground the quarter should be allotted, the ground prepared in the Ministerial Committee was used as aforesaid. Sharma, a non-Oriya officer, blatantly against enforcement of Oriya as Official Language, was using Dr. Pattanayak and his team in the Institute of Odia Studies and Research to foil my endeavor to ensure the Act’s implementation through legislation I had proposed. He had, to please the Institute, in Noting 45, attempted to allot the qurs to the said NGO. But the CS had said, the same should be allotted to Dr. Pattanayak, Chairman of the NGO, personally “in his name” to which, after the Ministerial Committee agreed on 25.4.2016, the CM had agreed. The CM had agreed to allot the qrs after being convinced that Dr. Pattanayak is sincerely carrying out his desire to denigrate me in public eyes by condemning the Bhasha Andolan I have founded in support of governance of Orissa in Oriya.

After the CM thus approved the allotment of the qrs in the name of Dr. Pattanayak for preparation of Language Policy, Pattanayak and his NGO (Institute of Odia Studies & Research), by corrupting the Additional Director of Estates, generated the allotment order, which severely tampered with the recommendation (Noting 46/21.4.2016) and the CM’s Order (Noting 47/25.10.2016)to vest the said NGO with the right to pay the rent and to renew the occupation for unending time.

Then, while binding Dr. Pattanayak to agreement over the quarter, the Rent Officer succumbed to corruption and manipulated the fraudulent order of allotment (GAD-CA1-AS-0017-2014 No.23135/CA, Bhubaneswar, dated the 3rd Nov.2016) and made an absolutely unauthorized mention in the body of the agreement that, the said government house allotted by the CM for official use of Dr. Pattanayak to prepare the Language Policy, would be used as “residential office of the Institute of Odia Studies and Research.”

Result is: instead of being the office of Dr. Pattanayak for preparation of Language Policy, the government quarter has become the residence of Subrat Prusty, partner of Dr. Pattanayak in stealing of the well documented Govt. thesis prepared to argue for Classical status of Oriya Language; and a hooligan having expertise in use of obnoxious words sans qualms.

I will continue to expose the crime. My mail in the matter to the CS has, as yet, generated no answer. The controversial allotment has been cancelled. But its residential use by Subrat Prusty is continuing. The CM has patronized hooliganism against Bhasha Andolan by having agreed to paper-transfer the quarter to the name of the NGO of which the hereditary supremo is Subrat.

Now the question is: who committed the fraud: Dr.Debi Prasanna Pattanayak or the Institute of Odia Studies & Research?

A former Ambassador raises serious allegation against former Director of CIIL: Govt must clarify

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Abasar Beuria, a former Ambassador,has informed the Chief Secretary, Orissa that Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, a former Director of Central Institute of Indian Languages, has committed irregularities and has misused the Government quarter that was allotted to him in his name.

In his numberless and dateless letter to Chief secretary A. P. Padhi, which Sri Padhi has received on May 29, Beuria has claimed to have “received complaints” against Dr. Pattanayak in the capacity of being his successor in IOSR, a non-government organisation the State Government has profusely patronized in contravention of all administrative norms.

The government quarter in question is also the epicenter of various irregularities in the Government. I have informed the CS how his as well as the Chief Minister’s orders over this quarter were tampered with by the Additional Director of Estates and the Rent Officer to suit the nefarious design of the NGO.

This single instance may be taken as a classic example of how top officials are working as tamed animals of corrupt fellows and how are these fellows patronized if an iota of feeling is generated in the Government that they are against Bhasha Andolan.

With further discussion, I will publish the mail tomorrow.


Bellow is the copy of the mail I have sent to the Chief Secretary, Orissa, to which, he has not replied.

The Chief Secretary, Orissa

Sub: Wrongful use of Govt Qrs No.3R-9, BJB Area, Bhubaneswar by tampering with YOUR ORDER dt. 21.4.2016 as well as the CM’S ORDER dated 25.10.2016 in Notings for File No.GAD-CA-AS-0017-2014

Ref. Office Order No. 23135/GA, Bhubaneswar, dated 3rd Nov.2016 allotting Qrs N.3R-9 BJB Area to Dr. Devi Prasanna Pattanayak read with Resolution 4 , dated 25.4.2016 of the Ministerial Committee on working of Orissa Official Language Act,1954. AND with Dr. Pattanayak’s application FOR A SITTING SPACE dated 3.7.2015 vide Dy -19450/GAD/ dt 6.7.2015, FURTHER read with Dr. Pattanayak’s e-mail to Chief Secretary, Odisha dt.27 May 2019


The Chief Minister of Orissa, in Noting 47 dated 25.10.2016 for File No.GAD-CA-AS-0017-2014 approved your proposal under Noting 46 dated 21.4.2016 that read, “Keeping in view the stature of Dr. Pattanayak, the quarters may be allotted in his name as Chairman, Institute of Odia Studies and Research.”

In making this order, you had rejected the proposal of G.V.V.Sharma, Principal Secretary, GAD to allot a type V Qrs to the NGO called Institute of Odia Studies and Research.

Noting 45 dt 21.4.2019 of Sri Sharma may please be perused. He had linked Sri Pattanayak’s request for “A sitting space” and said, “We tried to examine possibility of providing office space in CMGI, as ordered by the then Chief Secretary at Noting 38. But it is seen that this is not feasible. We may therefore consider allotting a type V quarters to this NGO for a period of five years.”

You had rejected this proposal to allot the govt. qrs. to this NGO (Institute of Odia Studies and Research) and instead of that, you had proposed that, the qrs may be allotted to Dr. Pattanayak “in his name” and the Chief Minister had APPROVED YOUR PROPOSAL.

After the CM agreed to YOUR PROPOSAL in Noting 47, Ganeswar Jena, Addl. Director of Estates, GAD, in his Noting 50 dated 1.11.2016 put up the proposal for Orders that read, “Qrs No.3R-9, BJB Area may be allotted in favor of Dr. Debiprasanna Pattanayak, Chairman, Institute of Odia Studies and Research, Bhubaneswar for a period of five years.” You approved this in your Noting 52, dated 1.11.2016 with the observation that the said allotment proposal was “in line with” the CM’s order, although neither Dr. Pattanayak had applied for five years nor had you suggested that the allotment should be made for five years.

Neither there were any orders for residential use of the same and renewal of the allotment after the term of five years nor there was any order for payment of the rent by Chairman of the NGO named above. But, all these provisions were inserted into the Memo No. 23136/CA, dt.03.11.2016 and into the Agreement dt.5.12.2016.

On the other hand, Sir, allotment of a government qrs to Dr. Pattanayak to be used as a workplace for preparation of Language Policy was mooted in the Ministerial Committee, which was being coordinated by the then Principal Secy., GAD, Sri Sharma, who had suggested for the allotment in favor of the NGO,which, as shown supra, you had rejected.

The mooting in the Ministerial Committee had gone off-the-record, generating resentment in Dr. Pattanayak. He was not satisfied with Sharma’s revelation in the meeting that his request for a “sitting space” was being seriously considered and the CM had been moved to approve the same. Dr. Pattanayak had insisted that to help him finalize the language policy, not only a govt. building for office should be given to him, but also the same should be equipped with other amenities like Computers, data entry operators etc. That was taken into records as a Resolution, which was worded as follows:

“ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀସ୍ତରୀୟ କମିଟି ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତି କ୍ରମେ ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଭାଷାତତ୍ତ୍ଵବିତ୍ ପଦ୍ମଶ୍ରୀ ଡଃ ଦେବୀ ପ୍ରସନ୍ନ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକଙ୍କୁ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ନୀତି ପ୍ରଣୟନ ନିମନ୍ତେ କ୍ଷମତାର୍ପିତ କରାଯାଇଛି । ଏଥି ନିମିତ୍ତ ସର୍ବନିମ୍ନ ଅସୁସଙ୍ଗିକ ସରକାରୀ ଭିତ୍ତିଭୂମି (ଅଫିସ ଗୃହ ,କମ୍ପୁଟର , ଡାଟା ଏଣ୍ଟ୍ରି ଅପରେଟର ପ୍ରଭୃତି ) ଯୋଗାଇଦେବା ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ସାଧାରଣ ପ୍ରଶାସନ ବିଭାଗ ବିଚାର କରିବେ (ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସରକାରୀ ଭାଷା ଅଧିନିୟମ, ୧୯୫୪ର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକାରୀତା ଓ ଅଗ୍ରଗତି ସମ୍ବନ୍ଧରେ ତା ୨୫.୦୪.୨୦୧୬ରିଖ ଅପରାହ୍ନ ୫.୩୦ ଘଟିକା ସମୟରେ OCAC ସମ୍ମିଳନୀ କକ୍ଷରେ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠିତ ହୋଇଥିବା ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀସ୍ତରୀୟ ବୈଠକର ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ -୪ ) ।

Thus, the allotment of qrs No.3R-9 BJB Area to Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak “in his name” was meant only to be used as a sitting space/ an office for preparation of the Language Policy by Dr. Pattanayak and for no other purpose.

This allotment was co-terminus with preparation of the Language Policy. It was never meant for any NGO work and hence, rejecting the suggestion by the Principal Secretary GAD, G.V.V.Sharma (Noting No. 45) to allot the govt.qrs. to the NGO (Institute of Odia Studies and Research) for five years, you had noted that the qrs be allotted to Dr. Pattanayak IN HIS NAME with his designation “Chairman, Institute of Odia Studies and Research. AND the CM, much after the above quoted resolution of the Ministerial Committee, had approved your suggestion for allotment of the qrs to Dr. Pattanayak in his name, while ignoring the extra recommendations of the Committee for equipping the said qrs with computers and data entry operators etc.

When in my professional capacity I legitimately perused the details of this allotment, to my shock I found that yours as well as the Chief Ministers orders at Noting at 46 and 47 have been tampered with in the order of allotment shrewdly putting ingredients to do away with the distinctive character of the allotment to an individual “in his name” and to make it hazy enough to accommodate the NGO in his place.

I had apprised you of this mischief in my letter dated 15.2.2017 and requested you therein to cancel the allotment immediately for the fraudulent tactics used to misuse a government property by a NGO of dubious character. But no action was taken against the Addl. Director of Estates as well as the Rent Officer where the tampering on the Govt. Order was carried out.

Because of these lacunae in dealing sternly with the offenders, the said Govt. qrs was blatantly misused.

Letter of the ADM, Bhubaneswar, bearing No.407 dt. 02.02.2018 addressed to the Rent Officer GAD is evidential in this regard. Departmental enquiry came out with evidences of flagrant misuse of this qrs in stark contravention of the orders the CM had made on your recommendation.

On being thus exposed by the departmental enquiries, Dr. Pattanayak has sent you the following mail on May 27, 2019 at 12.25 PM. I am giving here a relevant extract thereof for your ready reference: It reads, “Qrs. No. 3R9, BJB Nagar had been allotted to me by name, Dr. D.P.Pattanayak, Chairman, IOSR for official use. I had given in writing to the Trustees that I shall surrender the house to the Government, if not vacated for official use. The Trustees decided to maintain the statusquo. As I have resigned as chairman, I am therefore informing the govt. through you so that you may take action as you deem fit.”

In Noting 3 dated 29 May 2019 for File No. GAD-RCOM-RPP-0003-2019, the Director of Estates affirmed the offense in the following words:

“The enquiry report interalia reveals that a major portion of the quarters has been occupied by Dr. Prusty, the Secretary of the Institute and residing there with his family. Only a small room is being used as the office of the above Institute.”

He submitted, “As this is breach of terms and conditions of the lease deed, a show cause notice may be issued to the allottee for cancellation of the lease agreement and allotment of qrs.”

In Noting 5, Dt.31 May 2019 you were pleased to approve the proposed action.

The allottee being Dr. Pattanayak in his name, as per your order at Noting 5, the Rent Officer had issued notice No.3224/Rent dt.7.6.19 to Dr. Pattanayak to show cause as to why the allotment of the qrs in his name should not be cancelled for admitted and evidenced misuse and why should he not be evicted. But, surprisingly, the same Rent Officer resorted to a new mischief by preferring the Chairman of the above named NGO letter No. 3225/Rent on the same day calling for why the same action suggested to Dr. Pattanayak should not be taken against him. This is a trick to give legitimacy to the said NGO keepink the quarter under its possession, although the qrs was never allotted to this NGO.

Now, the said NGO is playing tricks to transfer the same qrs to its name through its new Chairman, which, if approved, will violate the Orders of the Chief Minister dated 25.10.2016.

Conscious as I am that Dr. Pattanayak was rewarded with allotment of the said qrs for his and his associates’ obnoxious wordy attacks on the Bhasha Andolan, I am making this representation to you not to fall in the trap laid by Sri Pattanayak and to take principled steps to cancel the allotment of qrs No.3R-9, BJB Area standing in name of Dr. Pattanayak who has already intimated you by name about surrendering of the quarter and to please subject him to penal rent from the date of his occupation of the qrs for having sublet the house to Subrat Prusty on the very same day the qrs was handed over to him after registration of the deed of agreement on 5.12.2016.


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Founder of Bhasha Andolan.


The Budget should have followed a Pre-Budget Session

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Forcing upon the people of Orissa a debt burden that may exceed Rs.1.06 Lakh Crores, the Budget placed before the Assembly on Friday is what the bureaucracy has wanted the political leadership to approve. Its total outlay is Rs.1, 39000 Crores.

The inefficient political leadership, dancing to the tune of bureaucracy, has pushed the State into such hopeless straits that this budget earmarks an amount for payment of interest that exceeds the total amount proposed for two most important sectors, viz. food security and drinking water. When the amount for food security stands at Rs.1000 crores and for drinking water is Rs.5000 crores, the amount Orissa is to pay towards the interest on the outstanding loans is Rs. 6,500 crores.

The highest amount of budgetary provisions in crores goes to Tribal Development at Rs.23,760/- followed by Rural Development (Rs.20,824/-) , Agriculture (Rs.20,714/-), Education and Skill Development (Rs.19,492/-), Infrastructure (Rs.17,809/-) , Irrigation (Rs.9713/-). When Urban Development is proposed with Rs.5,579/-, for Social Security measures the proposed allocation is Rs.4,427/- . As Disaster Management is to be addressed with Rs.4,600/-, Women Empowerment gets Rs.2,442/-. But Industrial investment is limited to Rs.237/- crores only, suggesting that the State would not put priority on its own direct earning.

How the Hon’ble members will react to this budget is no concern for us. We observe that the budget has no application of political wisdom behind it, when political leadership is to stay answerable on its implementation. The basic wrong, which the political leadership is yet to understand, is that, there should have been a pre-budget session of the newly formed Assembly for the people’s representatives to express their respective minds on the necessities of the people and to use their collective wisdom on what should have been the thrust of the Budget to what extent. From this collective political wisdom, the bureaucracy should have proceeded to give shape to the Budget and the proximate session should have become the Budget Session for the people’s representatives to give final shape to the Budget after debate.

As this has not been done, the Budget is a product of bureaucracy; the same bureaucracy that has pushed the State into economic straits, forcing us to spend more than we propose to spend for the two most essential life-saving sectors like food security and drinking water, as noted supra, in payment of interest towards the outstanding loans, failing which, we shall be so discredited that no further loan would be available to implement the Budget.

Serious attention needs be paid to this situation.

Factors behind Naveen’s victory: KALIA from KALAPATAKA and ORIYA from BHASHA ANDOLAN

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Media organisations, massively benefited by official advertisements and their handpicked political analysts are doing a wrong to contemporary history of Orissa by attributing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s victory in Election-2019 to his popularity. In reality, votes were fetched by Sri Patnaik by tactful use only of two words, which the ongoing Bhasha Andolan has made most influential in Orissa: (1) KALIA and (2) ORIYA.

The Black Flag (Kalia Pataka) campaign styled Bhasha Andolan for governance of Orissa in Oriya language has woken up the sleeping people of the State. Sri Patnaik used all the tricks and mischief within his command to suppress or break the movement, but failed.

Orissa and the entire civilized world was embarrassed to the core when his security staff were not allowing his visitors,even during his tours, to seek his audience with black color attires. Even ladies were getting stripped of their black stoles!

But, marking the mass appeal of the Kalia Pataka, Sri Patnaik launched a scheme styled Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation to manipulate its short synonym as KALIA. Everybody knows, how this name KALIA helped his electioneering.

Howsoever effective his electioneering under the cover of KALIA might have been, he was highly apprehensive of people’s rejection, because of the all pervasive public impression that he was averse to Oriya Language. To meet the situation, he jumped into the fray with only Oriya language in his lips.

Had he ever have loved Oriya Language and tried to learn it, he could have conversed with the people in their mother tongue. But, instead of learning Oriya, he uses English alphabets to read out words in Oriya!

Convinced that he cannot win unless he changes the impression that he is averse to Oriya Language, he covered every nook and corner of Orissa uttering almost the same sentences in Oriya taken to memory from drafts made in English alphabets.

All the beneficiaries of his hoodwinking tactics that have got elected, know that they might never have got the votes had he not addressed the people in Oriya. A few samples of his memorized Oriya speech, retrieved from web are put below for instant reference.

Let us look at Daringibadi:

This is at Komana, Nuapada:

This is at Aska

This is at Purunakatak, Boudha:

After the election results were declared, he unfurled his real shape and thanked the people, not in the language he was begging for the votes, but in the language he wants to rule over them. Here is his thanksgiving:

No wonder, the Assembly and the people of Orissa have been forced to get addressed by the Governor in English on the first day of the newly elected 16th Assembly.

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 →