The Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) is an organization for the development, promotion, and popularization of Odia language, literature, and lexicography for general use. It is an organized initiative to encourage expeditious evolution and popularization of Odia books, magazines, journals, old songs, manuscripts, assembly speeches, archival records etc by digitizing and providing internet-based resources to be utilized by Odia people living across the globe. The website of the Odia Virtual Academy has been designed and developed by Luminous Infoways.
A workshop on the Odia Font Development Consultation was held on the 24th of January, 2019 at the Hotel Sandy Tower in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The essence of the workshop was based on why we should digitize old Odia books to benefit our populace and on the New UNI Code Development in Odia literature.
The workshop was held in the presence of Mr. C. J. Venugopal, Vice Chairman of Odia Virtual Academy cum Principal Secretary, Electronics & Information Technology Dept., Government of Odisha along with Mr. R Bala Krishna, Chief Advisor and Mr. Sangram Keshari Mohapatra, Secretary, Odia Virtual Academy cum Addl. Secretary, Electronics & Information Technology Department, Government of Odisha.