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’.
This article shows how the people’s mother tongue Oriya was the cause behind creation of Orissa, India’s first linguistic State. This is carried by many newspapers of Orissa on the occasion of Utkal Divas, 2017.
It looks like a story, but is an eye-witnessed account. I have posted it in scribd.com for the Oriyas of the world to read with the aim that from this eye-witnessed account they may introspect their position in relation to their motherland, mother tongue and heritage, when Bhasha Andolan, Orissa, the world’s only movement of its kind has been fighting for governance of Orissa in Oriya.
THIS IS THE STORY THAT TELLS THE TRUTH FOR EVERY ORIYA TO PERUSE: