Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (LocalWire) The Odisha cabinet on Monday decided to set up the headquarters of the proposed Odia University at Satyabadi in Puri district.
“As per the existing provisions of the section 3(3) Odia University Act, 2017 the headquarters of the university shall be at Bhubaneswar.
Since the heritage cabinet on 27 July, 2018 has decided to establish the university at Satyabadi, the state cabinet has approved to amend the provision”, the chief secretary Asit Tripathy said after the cabinet meeting.
It was decided at the cabinet meeting to refurbish the historical Bakula Bana Vidyalaya at Satyabadi into a centre of learning and its sylvan environment will be protected and developed into a great heritage site.
An ideal centre of learning, Bakula Bana Vidyalaya was set up by the five iconic leaders – Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das, Acharya Harihar Das, Pandit Nilakantha Das, Pandit Godabarisha Mishra and Pandit Krupasindhu Mishra, popularly known as ‘Pancha Sakha’.
Considering the immense fame of the institution, the state government had decided to set up a Odia University to propagate the ideals of the ‘Pancha Sakha’.