Will the Police Chief pay attention please?

This is Sachitra Swain of a remote village in the district of Kendrapada. He is forced out of his home and village by political hoodlums, as his political preference militated against the ruling party. The area is served by a Police Outpost, which continues to torture him, obviously in nexus with the miscreants. I put his version below in a hope against hope that the Police Chief will please pay heed to his sad story and fellow human beings, particularly Oriya population of his area shall wake up to save this man from living death.

Black Flag Campaign roars from Khurdha to Capital

Roving Reporter

Government of Orissa gained over two close colleagues of Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, founder of Bhasha Andolan, Orissa, namely Pradyumna Satapathy and Pabitra Maharatha, who in an attempt to derail the Black Flag Campaign, as otherwise that could have put the Chief Minister in utter embarrassment for blatant breach of privilege of the Legislative Assembly in the matter of amendment of Orissa Official Language Act, 1954, had made a false propaganda that Bhasha Andolan has stopped campaign. The Campaign is not affected by their subterfuge and is continuing with full vigor.

Sri Pattanayak had informed the CM on how the amendment passed by the Assembly on May 01, 2018 was vitiated with malice against the Act proper, besides being based on a Cabinet resolution that was superseded by a later Cabinet, and which was also tampered with arbitrarily to suit the nefarious purpose of administrative machinery managed by fellows of anglicized mentality.

He had demanded that the said amendment be repealed and a flawless amendment be brought in immediately.

Unless this is done, the Act would not work; and if this is done, the legislative misconduct of the CM would come to attention of the Assembly. Read more →

Orissa Assembly should subject the CM to Privilege Proceedings: Demands Bhasha Andolan

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It was expected that Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik would correct himself by bringing in a fresh Bill for correct amendment of the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954. hereinafter called the Act. There is no such Bill within the knowledge of the Assembly.

The last session of the Assembly was blatantly misled by the Chief Minister represented by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Arukh to pass a wrongfully coined amendment to the Act, which, after receiving the Governor’s assent, has become a part of the Act and unless repealed, would de jure kill the essence of the Act in practice. The anti-Oriya Orissa administration has played its nastiest game against the people of Orissa by enacting ‘The Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Bill, 2018, the mischief of which escaped the legislative wisdom of the MLAs, eager as the were to pass a Bill for enhancement of their salary and perks.

On going through the Bill, I had discussed its mischief in details in an article in these pages and had tried my best to convince as many MLAs as possible to reject the Bill or to bring in amendment thereto on the basis of the points raised by me. Sad, the Bill was passed sans proper application of legislative mind.

The notorious Bill reached the Governor after a lot of time and I submitted a Memorandum to the Governor urging upon him not to give it his assent, as thereby the same would put the very Act in atrophy. Only the Governor can say why was he unable to pay heed to this Memorandum and ruined the Act by not returning the Bill to the Assembly, when to save the Law from evil impact of a deficient and mischievous Bill is his Constitutional Responsibility.

As the notorious Bill was assented to 23 June 2018, having no other way to save my mother tongue from the tongue of the new instrument, I requested the Chief Minister to take immediate steps to ensure repel of the notorious amendment passed by the Assembly on May 01, 2018 in his absence and to bring in a fresh amendment in the next session of the Assembly, so that the Act should work sans any problem.

Instead of acting to amend the wrong done to Oriya Language, the Chief Minster gained over two of my colleagues who declared without any authority that the Black Flag Campaign propounding the demand for amendment of the Act to ensure flawless working of the Act would stay postponed till the Assembly, as the Finance Minister, on behalf of the Government, has assured them that the amendment stressed upon by me would be brought in certainly in the coming session, which is the current session, of the Assembly. People of Orissa rejected their design and the Black Flag Campaign continues. But the two fellows, Pradyumna Satpathy and Pabitra Maharatha, gained over by the government are silent, as there is no proposal before the Assembly to bring in the necessary amendment. These fellows have sabotaged the Oriya Language the like of which had never hit it earlier.

Bhasha Andolan has quashed its informal leadership and constituted a formal Committee to lead the movement henceforth till the goal is achieved.

The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as well as the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Arukh having clearly and unambiguously breached the privilege of the Assembly, as elaborated under the links above, in a Press Conference held on Wednesday, the Bhasha Andolan has demanded that the Legislative Assembly being the most auspicious and august seat of sovereignty, it should subject the above named two politicians to privilege proceedings,so that, no CM or Minister would dare to take the Assembly for granted in future.

The Press was addressed by the Chairman of the Bhasha Andolan Subhas Chandra Pattanayak in august presence of its President Prof. Dr. Kulamani Nayak, Secretary Pramod Kumar Dev, Vice-President Kamal Lochan Nayak, Treasurer Bira Kishore Behera, Assistant Secretary Manas Pattanayak, Member Advisory Committee Bhabani Shankar Parija and Core-leader Sanjib Patry, The Video aired live from the Conference may be treated for reference in the matter:

Prof. Kulamani Nayak is new President of Bhasha Andolan, Orissa

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Bhasha Andolan has quashed its informal leadership and constituted a formal Committee to lead the movement henceforth till the goal is achieved.

The new team is having an Advisory Committee comprising poet Gajanan Mishra (Titilagarh), Prof. Girija Shankar Sharma (Sambalpur), Smt. Krishna Mohanty (Anugul), Smt. Madhumita Samal, Bhavani Sankar Parija, Bichitranand Sahu (Rourkela), Kulamani shukla (Jajpur) and Scientist Dr. Asok Mishra.

The Office bearers are as follows:
Chairman: Subhas Chandra Pattanayak ;
President: Prof. Dr. Kulamani Nayak;
Vice-Presidents: Kalaratna Bainshidhar Kar, Asok Parida, Kamal Lochan Nayak;
Secretary: Pramod Kumar Dev;
Assistant Secretaries: Soumyaranjan Nayak (Chhatrapur), Sanghamitra Jena and Manas Pattanayak;
Treasurer: Bira Kishore Behera;
Executive Committee Members: Ranjan kumar Das (Kendrapada), Rajendra Kumar Biswal (Jajpur Road), Naresh Mohanty, Subhas Chandra Pradhan, Pramod Padhiary, Smt.Nandini Satpathy, Smt. Sangita Kishan (Sambalpur), Smt Ranjulata Mohapatra, Narendra Behera (Anugul), Ananda Mohapatra (Sambalpur), Binaya Panigrahi, Sisir Kumar Sahu, Jitendra Sahu (Cuttack), Kamalakanta Pati (Salepur),Manoj Kumar Panda (Rengali, Anugul) and Suranarayan Patra (Rourkela).

CM Orissa urged upon to rise to the occasion, amend the Language Law

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The Orissa Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik is yet again requested by Bhasha Andolan Chairman Subhas Chandra Pattanayak to rise to the occasion and take prompt steps to repeal or to amend the last amendment to Orissa Official Language Act, 1954, which, unless done, would de facto kill the Act without de jure repealing the same. This is in continuation to his mail to the CM on Jun 29 on the same subject.

The mail is reproduced below:

The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Orissa,

Sub: Orissa Official Language Act violated through Amendment, 2018 : Request for re-amendment to do away with the defects and for action against the Officer(s) responsible for rendering even the Hon’ble Chief Minister inconsequential

Ref: My email dated Fri, Jun 29, 2018 in the same subject

Hon’ble Sir,

In my email under reference, I had requested you to please take immediate steps to replace Section 4A inserted through Amendment, 2018 into the Odisha Official Language Act, 1954, on the grounds given therein, specifically as the said amendment would act against the Act itself.

I regret to note, when the Cabinet in its yesterday meeting discussed and approved several proposals to repeal and amend a few working Acts, such as, Proposal for repealing of the Bihar and Odisha Places of Pilgrimage Act,1920 (Bihar and Odisha Act II. of 1920) in its application to the State of Odisha. and Proposal for amendment of the Odisha Hindu Religious Endowments Act,1951 (Odisha Act 2 of 1952), there was no proposal before it to repeal the above-noted notorious Section 4A or to amend it, as suggested by me, in order not to kill the Official Language Act ,1954 under this notorious Section that aims at pushing the Act into de facto death without subjecting it to de jure repealing.

When you were kind enough to invite me for a discussion in your Secretariat chamber on 19.5.2017 on how the Official Language Act should be made flawlessly functional, I had given you a draft amendment for replacement of Section 4, inserted through Amendment , 2016, as the same was inherently deficient to remove the obstacle from the way of governance of Orissa in Oriya. You had handed over the same to your Secretary on the spot for vetting in the department of Law.

Then steps were taken to render the Act inconsequential in the Cabinet dated 26.12.2017 , which I had objected to by pointing out the defects. Consequent upon this, a fresh resolution in the matter was adopted in the Cabinet dated 14.3.2018.

In the mail under reference, I have apprised you of how the amendment of 2018 further injures the Act and why it is essentially urgent to repeal the same amendment or to replace it with a flawless fresh amendment. Black Flag campaign is espousing this suggestion despite alleged attempt of one of your cabinet colleagues to derail the campaign through a couple of gained over yes-men. This speaks very bad of the Government, Hon’ble Sir.

I had requested you in the mail under reference to initiate action against the officer who drafted the 2018 amendment by pushing into oblivion the Resolution of the Cabinet dated 14.3.2018. It was not only a blatant contempt against the Cabinet, but also a shrewd conspiracy to belittle you in the eyes of the people by making you instrumental in de facto killing of the Act, which Late Lamented Nabakrushna Choudhury, the first Chief Minister, had given to Orissa.

In the circumstance, I again request you to please rise to the occasion and repeal the inserted Section 4A effected through amendment, 2018 or to bring in this coming session of the Assembly an amendment on this amendment to do away with its pointed out defects.
Kind Regards,
Subhas Chandra Pattanayak,
Chairman, Bhasha Andolan, Orissa and Chief of Bhashaandolan.com.

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 →