Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India, Prime Minister and Union Minister for Home Affairs, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
Guru Prasad Mohapatra (Civil Service) from Odisha will also receive Padma Shri (Posthumously). He has been nominated from Delhi.
Bhubaneswar: Eminent writer Pratibha Ray was appointed Chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Selection Board. The announcement on the appointment was made on the official website of Bharatiya Jnanpith. . Ray, who won the prestigious Jnanpith Award in 2011, is the first Odia woman and fourth Odia writer to get the Jnanpith Award. She is known for […]
Bhubaneswar: In a fitting tribute to her illustrious contribution to Odia literature, Pratibha Ray will be awarded the Sahitya Bharati Samman for the year 2016. The award, which is one of the top literary honours in the State, is given by the Gangadhar Rath Foundation and carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and […]