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Since 2015, Odisha and West Bengal have been embroiled and simmered in a long-war regarding the origin of Rasgulla. While the ongoing bitter ownership battle between the residents of both the states spiced up this sweet delicacy on social media platforms with infinite posts, it seems this time Odisha has a reason to cheer up.
It was 2017, when West Bengal made its first move over the ownership of the sweet cheese balls and obtained the Geographical Identification (GI) Tag for "Banglar Rosogolla', but this year, Odisha also got a reason to cheer.
The state which is also known as "the land of temples" got their own GI Tag for 'Odisha Rasagola'.
The GI Registry Chennai document reads, the Odisha Small Industries Corporation Limited (OSIC) and Utkal Mistanna Byabasayee Samiti Odisha have been recognized as the registered proprietor of the GI tagged Rasagola.
Even though there is hardly anyone in India, who has not heard or tasted this sweet delicacy, for those who don't know, Rasgulla is a soft, spongy and light cheese balls dipped in a cardamom syrup with a mild essence of cardamom, which will undoubtedly make you forget all your woes for sure.
In a tweet, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said, "Happy to share that #Odisha Rasagola has received GI Tag in Geographical Indication Registry. This mouthwatering culinary delight made of cottage cheese, loved by Odias across the world, is offered to Lord Jagannath as part of bhog since centuries."
Happy to share that #Odisha Rasagola has received GI Tag in Geographical Indication Registry. This mouthwatering culinary delight made of cottage cheese, loved by Odias across the world, is offered to Lord Jagannath as part of bhog since centuries #OdishaRasagola pic.twitter.com/9SchxLaAcv— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 29, 2019
Even though we all love Rasgulla without its GI Tag, this 'sweet' victory was not easy and it seems like some Twitteratis got too emotional regarding the origin of the sweet, while some created memes to celebrate it. Looks like Rasgulla is more than delicacy, it is an emotion in this country. Here's what they are saying-
Thank you naveen sir. Today we won. #OdishaRasagolla— Chandramani Routray (@ChandramaniRou1) July 29, 2019
It is redemption time for Odisha! Less than two years after West Bengal got geographical indicator (GI) tag for its version of Rasgulla. #OdishaRasagolla— Ranjan Maharana (@RanjanM41193801) July 29, 2019
Sweetest news for every Odia across the world.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 29, 2019
Offered to Lord Jagannath as bhog, the #OdishaRasagola is an inseparable & ancient part of Odia culture & cuisine.
GI tag for #OdishaRasagola is yet another time for us Odias,to celebrate with a bite of the mouthwatering delicacy. pic.twitter.com/zUGyHruGWz
How is Didi going to react, I'm scared..!! 🙄🙄— मयंक तिवारी 🇮🇳 (@MayankTiwari011) July 29, 2019