Dharmendra Pradhan Welcomes Decision to Set up Odia University

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Heritage Cabinet decided to establish an Odia Language University at Satyabadi in Puri, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today welcomed the decision.

However Pradhan described State Government’s this move ‘much-delayed.’

In a social media post, Pradhan said the State government has taken a decision after a very long period.

Dharmendra wrote,

But still, the Government of India and I will lend all kinds of support for the establishment of the Odia language varsity.

Citing that the Centre has proposed a Paika Rebellion memorial in the State and a request has been made to the State for allotment of land on the foothills of Barunei in Khurda, Pradhan expressed hope that the Heritage Cabinet will take a decision on land allotment and the State would cooperate in executing the decision.

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