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Odisha Cabinet has approved a proposal to accord state anthem status to ‘Bande Utkala Janani’.

Bhubaneswar: 7/6/20: The Odisha Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Sunday approved a proposal to accord state anthem status to ‘Bande Utkala Janani’.

Here are the modalities for enforcement of ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ as state song:

  • The entire text of the patriotic song ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra has been accorded the State song status.
  • The song’s tune, version and style will be decided and recorded by the State’s Information and Public Relations (I&PR) department.
  • The song’s duration will also be decided and the recording will be done accordingly.
  • The state song will be played/sung at various government functions, Assembly sessions, and other independent government functions.
  • The song will be played/sung in school and college functions.
  • Bande Utkal Janani will be played/sung at the opening, closing, or felicitation programs. Whenever the Anthem is sung or played, the audience shall stand to attention. (However elderly persons, ill, differently-abled, and pregnant women are excepted)
  • The Bande Utkal Janani can also be played on Police band, flute, on sitar and other kinds of musical instruments.
  • There will not be any restriction in the promotion of ‘Bande Utkal Janani’.
  • The School and Mass Education Department has been advised to make sure that the song is included in the curriculum in schools and colleges.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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