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Sri Sri University all set to launch Odia certification course


Cuttack, April 1, 2018: Sri Sri University is all set to start Odia certification course here for the students and staff having domicile outside the State in order to enable them to read, write and speak Odia language to appreciate the rich tradition of Odisha especially the spiritual movements, literature and architecture appreciate the rich.

University Vice-Chancellor Dr Nanda Lal on Sunday announced this on the occasion of Utkal Divas.

“The university is set to start Odia Certification Course for the students and staff having domicile outside the state. Since the institute has more than half students from various States of India, they will be given classes to read, write and speak Odia language to appreciate the rich tradition of the land especially the spiritual movements, literature and architecture,” said Lal.

The university today celebrated Utkal Divas in the university with Odia recipes in its unique dining area ‘Kaivalya’, named to pay reverence to the ‘Jagannath Culture.’

The campus located in Bidyadharpur in Godi Sahi in Cuttack district is known as a mini-India and the festivals from different parts of India and the world are celebrated here with equal enthusiasm and fervour. It also boasts of bringing the best of east and west. Situated in the picturesque location, on the banks of Kathjodi, the university is all set to propagate the glorious cultural heritage of Odisha, said Lal.

He also reiterated that the food and fabric of the land are unique and the varsity is interested to promote the same as well.

One Odia Cultural and Literary club ‘Dhabaleswar Sahitya Sanskrutika Asara’ also commenced in this occasion. This club is dedicated to promote, preserve and protect the Odia language and its culture. This club will commemorate various literary and cultural festivals throughout the year with the participation of students and staff.

“In this era of social media and technology, the importance of mother tongues is fast diminishing. For this, the varsity celebrates Matribhasa Divas every year when, all the regional languages of India and Sanskrit are promoted. Being situated in Odisha, the University is interested to promote Odia which is originated from Deba Bhasa, Sanskrit with one of its purest form,” he added.

Sri Sri University observes unity in diversity with students from 28 States and seven countries of the world.



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