Intellectuals are not defined according to the jobs they do, but by the manner in which they act, the way they see themselves and the values that they uphold.
It is an initiative to teach mother tongue to Odia kids leaving outside the state without affecting their regular studies. It helps to reconnect PRABASI ODIAS to their root and encourages them to contribute intellectually, morally, socially, technologically and educationally for the betterment of the state.
It ensures them to realize that mother tongue is an important part of a child's personal, social and cultural identity. It is an indispensable instrument for development of intellectual and moral aspects of education. Needless to say, weakness in the mother tongue means a paralysis of all thought and power of expression. Encouraging young children to learn Odia language would help them to develop confidence, self-esteem and their unique identity within a multicultural society. In this context, learning their mother tongue assumes greater importance for the PrabasiOdias.
The Odia language our Mother Tongue was accorded the ‘Classical language’ status by the Govt of India on 20th February 2014. Odia language was the sixth language in India to get this status and the first from the Indo-Aryan linguistic group. It was a historic milestone in the journey of Odia language.
Odisha is a state, rich in music, dance and festivals. It is a veritable melting pot of art, tradition and religion. Music and dance is integral to the lives of the people of the state. We at ‘The Intellect’ to promote our culture outside Odisha, are bringing the ‘RAJA’ and other festivals to Delhi enabling all (more than 16 lakhs Odia people) ..
It is an attempt to recognize the works of literary genius of the soil. This award is confronted to eminent literary personalities of state, selected by jury constituting renowned persons from Odia diaspora.
THE INTELLECTS is making an endeavor to do a churning among youngsters, what lies ahead for a better Odisha. The churning is obviously through essays and debates in mother tongue. This is state wide programme to involve each and every educational institution right from block level to state level and from Higher Secondary students to Post Graduate students.
It is an initiative to motivate youth to think big, act big and dream big. This motivational endeavor consists of personality development workshop, achievers' talks, effective English teaching class, skill development class and sharing of innovative ideas.
INDePth Odisha is a series of seminars hosted by THE INTELLECTS-; a progressive forum of intelligentsia working on the development of Odisha. The series intends to generate ideas and through engaging practitioners as well as thinkers working in various fields starting from grassroots to apex level.