The Odisha Urdu Academy was born on February 7, 1987, to promote Urdu language and literature in the state. Let alone promotion of the language, the academy has not even given its awards to writers for the last 11 years. The academy is a picture of neglect bereft of any government patronage.
The academy has also failed to form a new general council even as nine months have passed since a new secretary (nominated) took charge.
Dharitri ePaper 05/10/2016 : http://www.dharitri.com/Angul/