Sri Sri’s Varsity to promote the Odia language and Culture

Cuttack: Sri Sri University observes unity in diversity with students from 28 states and 7 countries of the world. The Campus is known as a Mini-India and the festivals from different parts of India and the world are celebrated here with equal enthusiasm and fervour. It also boasts of bringing the best of East and West.

Situated in the picturesque location, on the banks of Kathjodi, the varsity is all set to propagate the glorious cultural heritage of Odisha. Utkal Dibasa is celebrated in the varsity with Odia recipes in its unique dining area ‘Kaivalya’, named to pay reverence to the ‘Jagannath Culture’. On the occasion of Utkal Dibasa, the Vice Chancellor, Dr Nand Lal has announced that, the varsity is set to start Odia Certification Course for the students and staff having domicile outside the state. The varsity has more than half students from various states of India. They will be given classes to read, write and speak Odia language to appreciate the rich tradition of the land especially the spiritual movements, literature, architecture etc. He also reiterated that, the food and fabric of the land are unique and the varsity is interested to promote the same as well. One Odia Cultural and Literary club ‘Dhabaleswar Sahitya Sanskrutika Asara’ also commenced in this occasion. This club is dedicated to promote, preserve and protect the Odia language and its culture. This club will commemorate various literary and cultural festivals throughout the year with the participation of students and staff.  In this era of social media and technology, the importance of mother tongues are fast diminishing. For this, the varsity celebrates Matribhasa Divas every year when, all the regional languages of India and Sanskrit are promoted. Being situated in Odisha, the University is interested to promote Odia which is originated from Deba Bhasa, Sanskrit with one of its purest form, He said.

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