Bhasha Andolan Day 12: Hatanath Mangaraj, Rabi Kanungo join March
The Bhasha Andolan in Odisha, has entered Day 13 today, but the government remains apathetic to the demand of ‘Governance of Odisha in Odia Language’ with a penalty clause. There has been no responded to the movement till date.
On the 12th day of Bhasha Andolan yesterday, 97-year-old freedom fighter Hatanath Mangaraj from Khordha district, former MLA Ajay Jena, well-known face of Bhasha Andolan, Gajanan Mishra and Poet/Columnist/Senior Journalist Rabi Kanungo took part in the silent black flag march.
They started the march from Odisha Assembly and concluded it at Madhu Babu’s statue near Governor’s House Square. Several other members and supporters of Bhasha Andolan, including Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, Pradyumna Satpathy, Pabitra Maharatha, Tusarkanta Satpathy, Deba Prasad Das, Ashwini Kumar Swain, Tirtha Kumar Sahu, Rakesh Das, Sudhir Kumar Rout, Sumanta Patnaik, Biranchi Moharana, Subhas Chandra Pradhan, Sudarsan Dixit, Ashok Jagdev, Biyaj Samantray, Raj Sekhar Laha, Siba Prasad Patnaik, Kali Prasad Samantray, Bibekananda Das, Gurupadma Kar, Dibakar Balabantray, Baikunth Nayak and Bhakti Bhushan Mohapatra.