Mrunal Manmay Dash

A pattachitra artist from Odisha, Bhagyashree Sahu has been invited to the special programme organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

The guests include Bhagyashree Sahu from Odisha who was applauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat for her Pattachitra paintings on soft stones.

Bhagyashree, a resident of Sector-19 in the Steel City Rourkela has mastered Pattachitra on various themes using soft stones. She used her skill during the lockdowns and created splendid art on unused bottles, fused electric bulbs and other glass and plastic materials.

As per an ANI report, the BJP will be organising a national conclave named 'Mann Ki Baat @100' to celebrate 100 episodes of the programme and it will be graced by around 100 esteemed citizens from various parts of the country who have been mentioned by the Prime Minster in the previous episodes.

The conclave will be organised by Prasar Bharati in Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital. The inaugural session of the Conclave will be graced by the Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and Union Minister Anurag Thakur.

The esteemed guests will bring with them various unique products showcasing their skills and innovations. The products include ancient Kaavi paintings from the state of Goa, the Etikoppaka Wooden Toy Craft of Andhra Pradesh, and products made from the fibre of banana stems by the self-help group in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP.

A commemorative postage stamp and coin on 100 episodes of 'Mann Ki Baat' will be unveiled to mark this momentous event in the valedictory session.