Eminent author Dr. Govind Bhuyan has held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the ruin, the mother tongue of the State Oriya, as the official language, has been pushed into.
He spoke last Monday in Facebook live from the page of Bhasha Andolan “BHASHA MAA PAEEN PADE.
The BlackkFlagCampaign that has given birth to the new era of Oriya-Language-Nationalism has adopted digital form in the COVID-19 pandemic environment. Over and above updating the campaign position everyday in social media, the campaign leadership have strategically suspended the physical BlackFlag demonstration till restoration of normalcy and promulgated the digital campaign in its place in internet, addressed to governance of Orissa in Oriya.
Dr. Bhuyan’s live social media speech was adjusted into bhashaandolan.com through YouTube. Here is the same:
Anti-Oriya attitude of the State Government is ruining the Mana of the people, said revolutionary journalist Satish Mishra, coming live on the digital platform of Bhasha Andolan, ‘Bhasha Maa pain Pade’.
In stressing upon the need to make Oriya compulsory in managing the State of Orissa, a cause that Bhasha Andolan has been espousing for last 1542 days, eminent political leader and scholar Prasad Harichandan earmarked the Andolan deserters as traitors to the Mother.
Speaking in the public forum – ଭାଷା ମାଆ ପାଇଁ ପଦେ ( A few words for the mother tongue) – a page of Bhasha Andolan in the Facebook, he said, to have their State run in Oriya language is the birthright of the people of Orissa.
Unconcerned elites, uncaring Government and lack of leadership are the three basic factors of loss of the primacy of Oriya language in Orissa, he lamented.
At this pandemic moment, howsoever efficient might be the administration, India needs a national government comprising all the registered political parties sans any formal representation in the Parliament, to overcome the unprecedented danger posed by the pernicious virus.
This National Government should be a limited purpose Government, coterminous with COVID-19 pandemic situation.
The Constitution of India has no provision for this. Hence, it is incumbent upon the PM to invite all the political parties to send their representatives to help him help the country to have such an extraordinary political government to guide the nation in this extraordinary situation under collective political wisdom. The President should agree to form such a government if advised by the Prime Minister.
Allegations from the Opposition and non-plutocratic non-political activists against the government for monstrous mismanagement, discernible deficiencies and corruption under the cover of Corona management are so huge that, the Prime Minister deserves our unreserved praise for the courage he has shown in carrying out his responsibility unperturbed with determination to save the country from this unprecedented disaster. Yet, he appears alone and autocratic, because it is only he whose writ works without any question in the cabinet and the ruling party. And, as we all know, man errs. If he errs?
We are in such a situation that nobody is sure of his/her survival. Under such circumstances, we may not afford to be erred by a single-party government. Collective wisdom beyond party politics is essential at the moment, we feel.
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 →
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.
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 →