Classical language status to Oriya, Malayalam challenged in Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notices to the Centre and governments of Odisha and Kerala on a PIL challenging the grant of classical language status to Oriya and Malayalam languages.

‘Oriya must be a medium of teaching with English’

The minister was here to inaugurate a workshop on the role of college teachers in promoting Oriya language in the class rooms.

Orissa becomes `Odisha`, Oriya is `Odia`

Orissa will hereafter be called
`Odisha` and the Oriya language will be known as `Odia` with
Parliament giving approval to amendment of the Constitution
and also passing the related bill.

Oriya to be official language in Orissa

About two-and-half decades
after a proposal was made to make Oriya the official
langugage, the Orissa government has taken a formal decision
to implement it in a phased manner.