Source:Government of Orissa (Bhubaneswar)
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011
The office of the President of India's State of Orissa, Pratibha Patil, has issued a gazette notification that Saturday, November 5, 2011, had been declared a one-off state non-working public holiday in Orissa to mark the State's change of name.
The aforementioned state non-working public holiday was declared to mark the change, retroactive to November 1st, 2011, of name of Orissa State into Odisha State, and the accompanying change in the name of the Oriya language into Odia.
The "Orissa (the Alteration of Name) Bill and the Constitution (113th) Amendment Bill" was passed by both Houses of Parliament earlier this year, following-up on a 2008 the State Assembly resolution.
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