The Biju Janata Dal, BJP and the Congress have already began exerting stress on the federal government to roll again the choice
Printed 24.10.21, 12:04 AM
A delegation of Odia neighborhood leaders met Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Friday and requested him to roll again the choice to exclude Odia as a regional language for the first trainer coaching course.
The delegation below the aegis of Odia Bhasa Bikash Parishad (language improvement council) was led by a member of the Seraikela royal household, Aditya Pratap Singhdeo, and accompanied by Chakradharpur JMM legislator Sukhram Oraon.
“There are over 15 lakh Odia talking folks in Jharkhand. We expressed our dismay on the current determination of the Jharkhand Tutorial Council in its commercial printed in September on the first trainer coaching examination through which Odia language has been excluded from the seventh paper (regional languages). We strongly demanded that the choice needs to be rolled again,” mentioned Saroj Pradhan, president of the West Singhbhum unit of the Parishad.
Different calls for included the appointment of Odia academics in all Odia medium colleges of Jharkhand (most of which have been merged with Hindi medium colleges), offering Odia topic textbooks for Lessons I to X in Odia medium colleges and cost of honorarium to 160 academics appointed for the schooling of Odia language by the Utkal Sammelani (a socio-cultural organisation of Odisha).
“We additionally expressed concern earlier than the chief minister on the posting of Odia academics in Hindi medium colleges by the schooling division,” mentioned Pradhan.
Members of the delegation claimed that the chief minister gave them a affected person listening to and guaranteed them that their complaints can be mentioned with officers involved and their issues can be resolved quickly.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the ruling get together in Odisha, BJP and the Congress have already began exerting stress on the Jharkhand authorities to roll again the choice.
Even Union schooling minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who hails from Odisha, had written to the Jharkhand chief minister on this connection.
Pradhan had written to Soren on October 1 looking for intervention into the difficulty of non-supply of Odia textbooks to Odia college students and appointment of Hindi-speaking academics in Odia medium colleges in bordering villages and “securing” Odia language schooling for its Odia talking inhabitants.
Odisha college and mass schooling minister and senior BJD chief S.R. Sprint in a letter to his Jharkhand counterpart Jagarnath Mahato earlier this month had mentioned that exclusion of Odia language from the trainer coaching course by the Jharkhand authorities has created an “ambiance of dissent, mistrust and discomfort fanning controversies among the many Odia talking folks in Jharkhand and border districts”.
Sprint urged Mahato to not exclude Odia language from the curriculum of the trainer coaching course meant for main academics within the neighbouring state.
The commercial printed by the Jharkhand Tutorial Council on September 20 for main trainer coaching examination had excluded Odia language from the seventh paper whereas languages like Sanskrit, Bengali, Urdu, Ho, Mundari, Sanathali and Kudmali have been included.
A delegation of Utkal Sammelani led by state president and advocate Rabindra Nath Satpathy may even meet Soren on Sunday to debate the identical problem.