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First World Odia Language Conference 2024 to be held in Bhubaneswar

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 20-12-2023
First World Odia Language Conference 2024 to be held in Bhubaneswar State news 3 min read

The first World Odia Language Conference will be organised in Bhubaneswar in February 2024. A three-day conference will be organised in Odisha in February 2024.

  • In this context, Odia Language, Literature and Culture Minister Ashwini Kumar Patra has informed the media about the decision of the State Heritage Cabinet.
  • Linguists of national and international repute have been invited to address the thematic sessions of the First World Odia Language Conference.
  • Students from across the state will attend Bhubaneswar extensively to participate in this first World Odia Language Conference.

Objective of World Odia Language Conference:

  • Such events will be aimed at promoting the Odia language among the youth, with a special focus.
  • Educational institutions and universities will organise their own programs during this conference.
  • By hosting the first World Odia Language Conference, the promotion, dissemination and research work of the Odia language will be enhanced.

Origin of Odia language:

  • Odia is a language spoken in the state of Odisha. It is also the official language of the state government of Odisha. As a linguistic family, Odia is an Aryan language. The Odia language is closely related to modern Bengali, Maithili, Nepali and Assamese languages.
  • Being an Eastern Indo-Aryan language, it is a member of the Indo-Aryan language family. Odia is considered to be the descendant of the Prakrit language called Purva Magadhi. It was used in India 1500 years ago.
  • The oldest example of written Odia language is found in Madala Panji (register of Jagannath temple of Puri), which was written on palm leaves.

About Odisha State:

  • Odisha (earlier Orissa) was created as a separate state on April 1, 1936 by separating it from the province of Bengal-Bihar-Orissa. Before independence, it was a part of Bengal Presidency.
  • The name Odisha originates from the Sanskrit word 'Odra'.
  • In ancient times, Odisha was part of the Kalinga Empire.
  • Jharkhand borders Odisha to the north, West Bengal to the northeast, Andhra Pradesh to the south, and Chhattisgarh to the west.
  • Odisha is a rich state in terms of minerals. 30% of India's iron ore and 90% of chromite are found here.


Answer:- February 2024

Answer:- Bhubaneswar

Answer:- 1 April 1936

Answer:- Bengal Presidency

Answer:- 90% chromite is found in it.
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