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Odia curriculum and lower Odia test for Non-resident Odia student

Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announcement on Odia Certificate Course for NROs at Secretariat photo (1)

Bhubaneswar,02.07.2016 (BY Biswaranjan Mishra)- The State Government has decided to introduce for the first time Odia  curriculum and lower Odia test for the desirous Odia students living overseas and  outside the state of Odisha. The lower Odia test will be equivalent to 7th Class  standrad. This facility will be extended to Non-Resident Odias living in outer  countries and to resident Indians residing outside Odisha as well. The introduction  of Odia curriculum for Non-Resident Odias was a long standing demand by the  overseas Odia associations. Recently the Odisha Society of the Americas had  made a request to the Hon’ble Chief Minister in this regard which will promote  Odia language abroad. Odisha Society of the Americas as well as i-Gurukul of  Sanfransico had emphasized about this to Sri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister, Industries, School & Mass Education and the delegation during its visit to Silicon  Valley, USA. i-Gurukul is imparting Odia education and Odissi dance in USA for  last 16 years. With this introduction of Odia curriculum and test, the second  generation Odia living outside Odisha will get scope to learn their mother language.  The Odia curriculum for the Certificate Course has been developed and   uploaded in the website (www.bseodisha.nic.in) of Board of Secondary Education,  Odisha. The test will be online which may conducted once or at best twice a year  by BSE, Odisha. An announcement to this effect was made by Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik today. Sri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister, Industries, School &  Mass Education was present on the occasion. Introduction of Odia curriculum and  lower Odia test will immensely benefit the children of the Odia families residing  overseas and outside Odisha said Minister, Sri Mishra.

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