Odia language is the identity of our glorious culture: CM


Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of the Classical Status Day of the Odia Language, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said that Odia language is the identity of state’s glorious culture and self-esteem.

Mentioning that Odia language has gained classical status as the sixth Indian language, the Chief Minister called upon people to be determined for protection and popularisation of Odia Language.

The Chief Minister said that State Government is determined to enhance the glory of Odia language and its development.

“Major steps have been taken by the State Government for protection and popularisation of our Classical Language, starting from widespread use to Odia language to establishment of Odia University and Odia Classical Language Centre of Excellence,” he added.