To promote research in Odia language, Odisha government has urged the Centre for a Central Institute of Classical Odia here.
In a letter to Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said the government will extend all necessary support.
“Two major international awards may also be instituted by the Center for scholars of eminence in Odia,” Naveen stated in his letter.
He demanded setting up of two chairs in the Central University of Odisha, Koraput, from the coming academic year for more research activities in Odia.
The Centre accorded classical tag to Odia language on February 20.