Bhubaneswar: With the aim of popularising Odia language across the world and effectively preserving it, a three-day long ‘Biswa Odia Bhasa Sammilani’ will be held in Bhubaneswar in February 2024. This is the first of its kind event to be organised, which was decided today in a meeting of Odisha Cabinet.
The Odia language conference will subsequently be held at the State, national, and international levels. Several eminent linguists and language experts of national and international repute will be invited to the theme-based conference. They will give presentations on their dissertation, an official expressed.
Students from across the State will be involved in the conference and a special emphasis will be given to popularise Odia language amongst youngsters for effective preservation of the mother tongue.
Different universities and educational institutions in Odisha will hold their respective programmes. The conference will help promote Odia language in the State and outside including in foreign countries.