#ClassicalOdia Odisha celebrates Sastriya Odia Bhasha Dibasa Today – 11th March
Odia language was accorded the status of sixth classical language on March 11, 2014 following the approval of Union government.
In 2015, Odisha government decided to observe the day as the ‘Shastriya Odia Bhasa Divas’.
Other five classical languages in India included — Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam. Odia is first language from Indo-Aryan group of languages to get the classical status.
Exactly 3 yrs bk, MHA notified Odia as a classical language in theGazette of India.