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6 Indian languages given the status of classical language

Six languages in India namely Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia have been given the status of classical language. Recently, both houses of the Maharashtra legislature unanimously passed resolutions, requesting the Centre to provide ‘Classical language’ status to Marathi. Languages declared as classical have benefits like setting up centres for their study and provide international ..

Pradeep Dash chosen for 40th Sarala Puraskar

Renowned Odia writer Dr Pradeep Dash will be conferred with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar” for his poetry work ‘Charu Chibar O Charjya’ on October 26. The award is recognized as the foremost literary award of Odisha & is instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), which is a charitable wing of IMFA Ltd. The ..

Odisha government constitutes Heritage Cabinet to preserve history and culture of state

The Odisha Government has constituted Heritage Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to preserve the history and culture of Odisha. The Heritage Cabinet will maintain coordination between the institutions and departments working to preserve and spread Odia language, culture and literature. It will also prepare policies, and prepare and approve short-term and long-term plans. ..

Kanakalata Mohanty, noted author passes away

Kanakalata Mohanty (82), the noted Odia author, has passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha  on February 26, 2018. She has written several novels, including ‘Ete Andhara’, ‘Kete Jwala’ and ‘Anuradha’, and more than 100 short stories. She was also recognized by All India Radio (AIR) as a noted lyricist, particularly for her devotional songs on Lord Jagannath.

Centre for learning Sanskrit language comes up in Ahmedabad

Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister, has launched the Centre for learning Sanskrit language in Gujarat University in Ahmedabad on February 10, 2018. The first-of-its-kind spoken Sanskrit centre centre will offer a six-month course for people on how to speak the language. The classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday. In it, no prior ..