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Tag: D Prakash Rao

Odisha: Padma Shri D Prakash Rao To Be Cremated With Full State Honours Today

Cuttack: Eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 63, will be cremated with full state honours at Kaliaboda crematorium here in the city today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while expressing deep anguish over the sad demise of the great social worker, had announced that Rao’s […]

Padma Shri D. Prakash Rao Admitted To SCB Hospital After Developing Breathing Complications

Cuttack: Renowned social worker and Padma Shri awardee Devarapalli Prakash Rao was admitted to SCB Hospital in Cuttack after reportedly developing breathing difficulties on Friday. According to reports, Rao has been shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Pulmonology department in the hospital following deterioration of health condition and was put on oxygen support […]

Writer Gita Mehta refuses to accept Padma Shri

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta, who was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award for Literature and Education yesterday, has declined to receive the award. The writer said she was grateful to the Government of India for choosing her, but politely refused to accept it stating that the timing of the […]

Modi praises Cuttack tea-seller in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi/Cuttack:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Cuttack-based tea-seller and social worker D Prakash Rao during his monthly “Mann Ki Baat” programme on All India Radio (AIR) on Sunday. Lauding Rao’s efforts to provide quality education to slum children in Cuttack city, PM Modi said, “D Prakash Rao, from Odisha’s Cuttack has been […]

D Prakash Rao: Tea seller who turned ‘Messiah’ for slum children

Cuttack: He might be a small-time tea seller, but D Prakash Rao has helped slum children in Cuttack in a big way to get education. Forced to leave his studies midway in Class 11 due to family constraints, Prakash Rao understands the importance of education and that is why he has been running a primary […]

Chaiwalla runs school for slum children

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty Cuttack: Proving that meagre earnings don’t come in the way of helping out the needy if one has the intent, D Prakash Rao, a chaiwalla in the Millennium City, has been providing free education to underprivileged children in the slums of the city. Rao, who owns a tea-stall in Buxi Bazaar […]