Bande Utkala Janani Lyrics
Odia patriotic poem “Bande Utkala Janani Lyrics” written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra. He belonged to the Bhadrak district. The music was composed by the legendary singer and music composer Sangeetsudhakar Balakrushna Dash. When Odisha became a separate state on 1 April 1936, this poem became the state song of Odisha. At the time of Utkal Sammilani’s Conference in 1912, this poem was first sung in the Balasore district.
Odisha Cabinet has granted state song status to “Bande Utkala Janani”, a patriotic poem that was written by “Kantakabi Laxmikant Mohapatra”.
Since 1912, the song has been sung at Utkal Sammilani, a cultural and social organization founded by freedom fighter Madhusudan Das.
When Odisha became a separate State in 1936 Bande Utkala Janani was immortalized.
In 1994 Odisha Assembly decided to sing Bande Utkala Janani at the conclusion of every meeting.
Naveen Patnaik, chief minister of Odisha, called for many to sing the song to encourage frontline workers to battle the COVID-19 pandemic on May 30.
Through video conference, the State Cabinet put its stamp on the proposal to accord the State song status to Bande Utkala Janani.
Q1. Who is the writer of “Bande Utkala Janani”?
Ans: Odia patriotic poem “Bande Utkala Janani” written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra.
Q2. Who composed “Bande Utkala Janani” Song?
Ans: The music was composed by Sangeetsudhakar Balakrushna Dash.
Q3. When “Bande Utkala Janani” Song became the state song of Odisha.
Ans: 1 April 1936