India: Kuntala award for Odia literature in the offing

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to institute a prize in the name of poet Kuntala Kumari Sabat to encourage talented youths and women working in the fields of literature and arts.

Announcing this at the State-level Utkal Divas function here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said women played a key role in enriching Odia literature and culture.

Stating that Odisha Government is sincerely working to promote and protect Odia literature and language, the Chief Minister said Odia has already received the status of classical language and official work is being done in Odia. He said rules for Odisha Official Language Act, 1954 have been framed. Read more

Source: The New Indian Express