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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday issued a notification to establish a “Heritage Cabinet” in the state.
According to reports, the state Parliamentary Affairs department issued the notification to establish the “Heritage Cabinet” headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to preserve the history and culture of the state besides making efforts to enrich Odia language.
Apart from the CM, eight members including the Ministers of Finance, Odia Language, Literature & Culture and Tourism, Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts, SC, ST Development, Higher Education, School & Mass Education and Electronics & IT will also be in the Heritage Cabinet. They will make efforts to enrich Odia language.
While Chief Secretary will be the Secretary of the cabinet, Secretary of Odia Language, Literature & Culture and Tourism Department is its convener.
Secretaries of all the concerned departments will be special invitees on the cabinet.
The cabinet will co-ordinate with organisations working for preservation, promotion and enrichment of the language, literature history and culture of the state.
The decision to set the Cabinet was taken on December 26 last year.