SunstarTV Bureau: The state anthem of Odisha, ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ will be included in Odisha’s school curriculum, with the approval of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
କାନ୍ତକବି ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀକାନ୍ତ ମହାପାତ୍ରଙ୍କର କାଳଜୟୀ କୃତୀ ତଥା ସାଢ଼େ ଚାରି କୋଟି ଓଡ଼ିଆଙ୍କ ହୃଦୟର ସଂଗୀତ ‘ବନ୍ଦେ ଉତ୍କଳ ଜନନୀ’କୁ ନବମ ଓ ଦଶମ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ ପାଠ୍ୟକ୍ରମରେ ସ୍ଥାନ ଦେବାକୁ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ @Naveen_Odisha ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶ ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି। ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀଙ୍କ ଅନୁମୋଦନକ୍ରମେ ଏ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ସରକାରୀ ବିଜ୍ଞପ୍ତି ପ୍ରକାଶିତ ହୋଇଛି। pic.twitter.com/oVZrxAOR1v
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As per the government notice, the state song written by prominent poet ‘Laxmikanta Mohapatra’ has been prescribed for the students of Class 9th and 10th.
‘Bande Utkal Janani’ was accorded as the state song status with the approval of the virtual cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on June 7, 2020.
This song was first sung at the Utkal Sammilani’s Conference at Balasore in 1912. It was used as a weapon by the Utkal Sammilani to emancipate Odisha.