Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has decided to establish Odia University at Satyabadi in Puri district. A decision in this regard was taken at the first meeting of the Heritage Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today.
The State Government will provide 25 acres of land for the purpose, said Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi after the meeting.
It was also decided at the meeting to formulate Odia Culture and Heritage Policy for preservation and proliferation of art, culture and classical Odia language.
The Cabinet approved creation of a corpus fund to convert the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre, former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik’s ancestral house, into a trust.
Creation of a separate post of Director, Public Library for smooth and smart functioning of all libraries also received the Cabinet’s nod.