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.
ଶାସ୍ତ୍ରୀୟ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଦିବସ ର ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ । Greetings on #ClassicalOdia Day.
This day, five years back, Odia was officially recognized as the sixth classical language in India.
— Odia Culture (@OdiaCulture) March 11, 2019
odissi.. God’s own dance form.while women look great in any dance form men are not far behind.may be its the grace of #odissi #ballpointpen #sketchnotes #art #classicalodia #Odisha pic.twitter.com/Ator73DJTG
— BIJAY BISWAAL (@BijayBiswaal) March 31, 2018