Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar/Varanasi, Apr 1:
The Odisha government today proposed the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) officials for setting up of an Odia Chair for teaching and learning of the language at the premier varsity.
State Higher Education Minister Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi during his visit to the spiritual capital of India—Varanasi—to attend Utkal Divas programme met vice chancellor of BHU Prof. GC Tripathi.
During the meeting, Panigrahi told Tripathi that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wants establishment of Odia chair in BHU and academic collaboration between academic institutions of Odisha and BHU. The minister also expressed his desire for signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between BHU and Odisha government for this.
While Tripathi sought support of Odisha government in the research works on ancient culture and folk arts of the country, Panigrahi assured the VC for all possible support and help in this direction.
Notably, Panigrahi was in Varanasi to attend Utkal Divas programme organised by the Varanaseya Utkal Samaj.