Mrunal Manmay Dash

Social worker and eminent physician Dr Narayani Panda who is famous for donating her belongings to the society has donated her house at Sambalpur too.

As per reports, Panda donated her two-storey house spread across 8 decimal of area at Bhutapada in the western Odisha town to the government women’s college in Sambalpur. Her home will be used as a hostel for boarders of the college.

She handed over relevant documents of the transfer of property to the college authorities on Wednesday.

Speaking to OTV about her charity, Panda said, “That house is a big one. I saw students finding it hard to get an accommodation in the area. My house is just behind their college. So I decided to hand it over to the college for the students to stay. It took some time to transfer the property. But the registration finally came through and I handed over the documents to the Regional Director.”

“I am already ageing. I cannot take my money, this house or any other property with me when I die. I anyway do not need any more money. So I felt it would be better if I donate all these before my death,” she said.

The 85-year-old retired doctor from Sambalpur district of Odisha has become an inspiration for others by devoting her life for the service of needy. During her tenure as a doctor, she served countless patients. Though she has already retired from her job, she has not retired from the social services.

The octogenarian doctor is an active member of various social and educational organisations, health department committee and rotary club. She has been spending all her moveable and immovable assets for the welfare of the people.

In 2021, Panda had donated Rs 30 lakh to Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur. The money was spent for the computer education of the students of the varsity.

Panda was conferred the prestigious Odisha Citizens Award in Social Service category in 2022.

She has been devoting her time in social service after death of her husband Prasant Mohanty.

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  • SANJAY JENA
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