India is a country in Asia. It is a union made up of states and union territories. Some of these states and territories have adopted songs for the use at state functions and ceremonies. In other states, songs have been proposed or are in popular, traditional or unofficial use.
^Students and teachers of schools in Cuttack district will have to compulsorily sing ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ during daily prayer. "The district administration on Monday issued directions to all schools to include a recital of the State song in the prayer sessions with immediate effect. A committee of senior citizens would be constituted to keep a tab on schools to ensure total adherence to the instructions, Collector Girish S.N. said. Making the announcement during observation of death anniversary of Utkal Gaurab Madhusudan Das, Girish said the objective was to generate Odia pride and love for the language among the younger generation. Mayor Soumendra Ghosh announced that it is mandatory that signboards of all establishments and institutions in the city will have to be in Odia language from April 1. Failing to do so will invite penal action against violators, he warned.]
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^"Song Written By A Govt School Teacher Becomes State Song". Daily Pioneer. 20 January 2016.
^"Hemant Bisht's Lyrics Is State Song". The Tribune. 7 February 2016.
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