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Shastriya Odia Bhasa Divas

Odisha celebrates ‘Shastriya Odia Bhasa Divas’ on 11 March to highlight the significance of Odia language. Odia language was accorded the status of sixth classical language on March 11, 2014, following the approval of the Union government. In the year 2015, the Odisha government decided to observe the day as the ‘Shastriya Odia Bhasa Divas’.

There are six classical languages in India. Other than Odia, the five classical languages in India includes Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam. Odia is the first language from the Indo-Aryan group of languages to get the classical status.

The auspicious day was also found on twitter trending.