‘Bande Utkala Janani ‘will be part of class 9, 10 school curriculum in Odisha – education
Odisha’s state song ‘Bande Uktala Janani’ will be part of the school’s curriculum for students in classes 9 and 10, an official said.
A notification in this regard was issued on Friday after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the proposal.
According to the notification, ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ written by the legendary poet Lakhmikanta Mohapatra will be part of the school curriculum in classes 9 and 10.
Earlier this year, the Odisha government had granted the status of a state song to the ‘Bande Utkala Janani’.
The people of Odia around the world had recited the song ‘Bande Utkala Janani …’ in honor of the COVID-19 Warriors while responding to a call from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on May 30.
Patnaik said singing the state song will further strengthen patriotism among Odia students and inspire them to move on in life.
‘Bande Utkala Janani … is sung as a closing song on the last day of each Assembly session in Odisha.