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The sole purpose of the Oriya race to create a separate State of it’s own was to ensure that its official affairs would be managed in its mother tongue Oriya. Orissa official Language Act, 1954 had to declare that for all and any official purpose Oriya shall be the Language of the State of Orissa. The Act is not being honored. Bhasha Andolan, Orissa completed on April 12, 2017 one year of its unique, entirely non-violent, silent yet most speaking ‘BLACK FLAG MOVEMENT’ calling for codification of punishment to whosoever sabotages official use of Oriya. This special story is published in Orissa’s largest circulated newspaper ‘SAMBAD’.

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak authored the Anthem of Bhasha Andolan, the first line of which – JANMANI JANMANI BHASHA JANANI, BHASHA JANANI – is practiced as the daily slogan of the movement. Nitidin, popular mainstream daily presented it to the general readers on the occasion of Mothers Day this year.

Here it is: