Odisha state anthem ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ will now be a part of the syllabus of government-run schools in the state.
It will find a place in the school curriculum in classes 9 and 10, said a statement from Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Friday.
A notification in this regard has been issued following the approval of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
‘Bande Utkala Janani’ has got approval as the state anthem in June this year.
This patriotic poem was written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra in 1912. It was the opening song of Utkal Sammilani during the fight for the formation of a separate province.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to provide online education to the students.
The online education programme will be implemented in 214 Adarsh Vidyalaya and 101 Utkasrh Vidyalaya in Odisha, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.
Dash said TCS will provide free online education to students in Adarsh and Utkarsh schools.
The IT major will also impart training of the teachers to get knowledge about different digital teaching platforms.
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