COVID Hospitals be forced to publish details of patients in websites

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The entire State is groping about in dark on what happens to indoor COVID patients, as the family members and /or relations of the patients are never helped with information on condition of their dear ones after admission.

When none but the patient is allowed to enter the ward, and there is ban on personal attendants to look after the patient, the family of the patient has a right to know all updates on his/her condition.

It is therefore necessary to make it mandatory for the COVID hospitals to create websites where details of the indoor patients must be posted with regular updates. No compromise.

State Government determined to kill Oriya Language in Academic Sphere too

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Resolution No.3 of the Ministerial Committee on ‘Working of Orissa Official language Act, 1954’ of which I was a member, in its meeting dated 12 January 2016, had called upon the Higher Education Department to fill up all the posts of Oriya teachers lying vacant in Higher Education sans any delay.

With Bhasha Andolan hitting the heart of Bhubaneswar, its Black-Flag-March roaring silently for unfailing use of Oriya language in every establishment dealing with the people of Orissa, the Chief Minister asked his Secretary (Additional Chief Secretary of Orissa) to look into the matter, consequent upon which a high-level meeting under his chairmanship resolved that within 15 days steps would be taken to recruit Oriya Language Teachers against all the vacant posts in Colleges and Universities (Resolution No. 7, Dated 19.4.2016). It was further resolved to create new posts within 15 days to ensure teaching in Oriya in higher education.

Information obtained by Mr. Pradeep Pradhan, Chief of Soochana Adhikar Abhijan, Orissa, reveal that in almost  all the colleges ,  the  posts  of faculties in Oriya are lying vacant  for  years together.  The  Govt. has not taken any steps to fill up the  vacancies.  Similarly ,  in all  Universities, Post  of  Professors are also lying  vacant. 

To quote Mr. Pradhan,

In the midst  of  continuing   public outrage  and generated   by  Language  Warriors  of Odia Bhasa Andolan (  a frontal organization steering  campaign for  introduction of  and  implementation of Odia language as  official  correspondence    language    in state  administration and  demanding  provision of penalty for  violators)    accusing    State  Govt.  for its  lackadaisical attitude  towards  Odia  Language  and lack of seriousness  of Odisha bureaucracy  to ensure  effective  implementation of use  of Odia  language  as  official corresponding  language  in state administration , Chief  Minister declared  establishment of  Odia  University in 2018  as  show of his commitment  and love for  Odia  Language.  The media   covered and highlighted this declaration portraying   Chief Minister- how he   loves  so much Odia  Language. 

>In fact, RTI Application was filed in the Department of higher Education, Govt. of Odsiha seeking  information about  establishment  of Odia  University.  The information provided by the  Dept. shows  that how  Construction of the  infrastructure  of Odia  University  has not  yet  started , though three  years  passed.

Secondly, RTI application dt. 15.2.21  Was  filed  to  the  Department  of Higher  Education  seeking information  about  situation of  Odia  Professor, lecturer  in different colleges and Universities.  RTI Application was  forwarded to all the  colleges / Universities  to supply  the  information.  within period of two months, 67 Colleges and Universities  have  supplied  the  information.  Barring  few,  almost  all  colleges ,  the  post  of Odia  Lecturer / Professor  is lying vacant  for  years together.  The  Govt. has not taken any steps to fill up the  vacancies.  Similarly ,  in all  Universities, Post  of  Professor  is also lying  vacant. Even  Odia  chair  like  Satyabadi  Chair, Arttabandhu Mohanty  Chair  is lying  Vacant since  1989 and 1998  respectively.  Though Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Chair  was established  in Benaras Hindu University, UP  in 2018  with  sanction of  Rs. 3.8  crore, the  Dept. of  Culture  does not have  information whether  the   any Prof. has  got  appointment.  This  is the  sorry  state  of affairs  of Odia  Language  in Odisha.”

The complete RTI exposure is available at Post of Odia Lecturers lying vacant in Colleges and Universities in Odisha

When the Government has thus failed to appoint Oriya teachers in Government Colleges and Universities, its aversion to educating students of Oriya origin in Oriya Language is discernible in in its drive to fill up vacancies in Non-Government Aided Colleges of Orissa. This aversion is displayed in Advertisement No. 005/2021.

Under this advertisement a total number of 972 lecturers shall be recruited in 18 subjects including English, but, not a single recruitment would be made for the Oriya subject. The position was discussed in on December 17, 2020. Several Corrigendum-Notices have been issued on this Ad. But possibility of recruitment for vacant faculty positions in Oriya is conspicuous by its absence in the Ad.

The State Government led by Naveen Patnaik seems determined to kill Oriya language not only by disuse in Offices, but also in academic sphere too.

Stop posthumous misuse of Manoj Das: Bhasha Andolan to CM of Orissa


In a letter to Chief Minister of Orissa, the founder of Bhasha Andolan Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak has wanted him to stop posthumous misuse of author Manoj Das, in whose memory he has announced an annual International Literary Award worth Rs.10 lakhs for excellence in enriching English literature by an Oriya author.

The CM’s announcement is designed to further harm Oriya language by luring away its authors into English-writing, he has alleged.

His mail has been published in at

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.

Here is the link to this news in

୧୭୭୫ ଦିନରେ ଭାଷା ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ// ବୀର ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଜାତି ପୁଣି ଆରମ୍ଭ କଳା କଳାପତାକା ଅଭିଯାନ

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.

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 →