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Odisha govt. suppressing Kosli language and culture

Following report is from the Pioneer:

There is a deliberate attempt by the Government of Odisha to suppress the Kosli language and culture, alleged Kosal Kranti Dal (KKD) working president Baidyanath Mishra at a Press conference here on Wednesday.

He said teachers and para-teachers are being recruited to appease the minor ethic groups, including Bengali and Telugu, in the State whereas Kosli spoken by almost one and a half crore people is neither given official status nor is any step being taken for its growth due to a high degree of inferiority complex on the Government’s part.

Mishra said thousand of books in Kosli using Odia script have been published in different branches of Kosli literature, but the Government does not have any affirmative stance for promoting the rich literature. This “step-motherly attitude” towards Kosli, coupled with acute regional imbalance and other parochial considerations, has led to discontentment among the people concerned and a strong opinion to split the State.

“The recent activities of the Government and some NGOs have posed a threat to Kosli language and culture,” he alleged and called upon the people of ‘Kosalanchal’ to remain alert. The strategy of “Utkalisation of the Kosal areas” is a calculated one, but the Government has not been successful in the past nor would it be successful in future because of its ill motive as negative action would only bring negative result, he remarked.

Mishra was launching Kosli No-1, a music album brought out by Karan Raj and his young team. Congratulating all those involved in the project, he advised them to adopt the twin strategy of promotion and safeguard for their language and culture.

Editor of Paschimanchala Surama Mishra was the guest of honour on the occasion. Sagar Singh Manki, Ram Chandra Amat, Jai Singh Singh and Hrudanand Behera were among others present.

December 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Complete profile of the ‘LOO’, Padampur, Bargarh

The Loo, Padampur is a cultural organization devoted to art & Theatre. Instituted in 1993, The Loo has pioneered a new era of theatre activities in Western Orissa.The Loo productions are in Sambalpuri/Kosli, the language spoken in Western Odisha. The plays are glocal, drawing life and blood from the folkloristically rich Budasambar region and imbibing in them universal human values. Click here to download complete profile of the ‘LOO’.

January 16, 2010 at 9:25 am 1 comment

Koshli drama competition held

Following is a report from http://www.orissadiary.com:

Sambalpur: The 11th All Orissa Sambalpuri Drama Competition, organised by Yuba Udayan, was recently held at the Aranyaka Mandap at Jharuapara here..

At the concluding day of the five-day competition, Panjha bagged the award for the Best Drama of 2007.

The drama was staged by Loo, a state-level cultural group. Director of Panjha Kesha Ranjan Pradhan was presented the Best Director Award. Speaking on the occasion, MLA of Sambalpur and transport and commerce minister Jayanarayan Mishra said that the effort of Yuba Udayan is not merely to popularise Sambalpuri drama. It has been emerged as a cultural revolution in the state. The best three dramas will be staged in Bhubaneswar during the Nuakhai celebrations, he assured.

January 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Information about “The Loo” cultural group and Prof Kesha Ranjan Pradhan

“The Loo” is a state-level cultural group of Padampur, P.O. Rajbodasambar, Bargarh. It is headed by Prof Kesha Ranjan Pradhan. Click here to download the complete information about “The Loo”.

January 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment


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