Prarthana Award to Guru Chandrabhanu Satpathy
Bhubaneswar: Spiritual guru and renowned messenger of the philosophy and messages of Sri Sai Baba, Guruji Chandrabhanu Satpathy was on Sunday conferred with the first Prarthana Award at an auspicious ceremony held at Utkal Mandap here. The award has been instituted by Odisha`s first spiritual channel, Prarthana TV channel. Lok Sabha member Baijayant Panda and the Director of OTV network Jagi Mangat Panda gave away the prestigious award to Guruji Chandrabhanu Satpathy.
Noted Odia bhajan singer Subhas Dash and Trupti Dash enthralled the audience with their devotional numbers while specialists chanted slokas from the Vedas. Traditional Mahari dancers performed dance dramas based on devotional themes. Thousands of viewers attended the programme held at Utkal Mandap.
The Prarthana channel, Odisha`s first spiritual channel was launched on April 14, 2010 and has carved out a niche for itself among lakhs of Odia viewers. The channel administration has decided to confer the Pratharna Award on one eminent personality for noted contribution in the spiritual field.