Prarthana Award to Guru 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.