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Latest Odisha News – Sand Artist Sudarsan Patnaik and  3 more Odias receive Padma awards from President of India #Odisha #News #India #PresidentIndia

Sudarshan Patnaik receives award from Pranab Mukharjee

President Pranab Mukherjee is awarding Padma Shree to the Internationally-acclaimed Sand Artist Sri Sudarshan Patnaik of Odisha today on March 31,2014 at at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today.

People of Odisha join with EARTH HOUR ODISHA CAMPAIGN TEAM to congratulate Sri Patnaik for receiving such civilian award of the Nation.EARTH HOUR ODISHA TEAM is proud to announce that Sri Sudarshan Patnaik has been with us as AMBASSADOR for the EARTH HOUR-2013 & EARTH HOUR-2014. (src Nagen Mahapatra).

The civilian honor was also bestowed upon professor in gastroenterology at AIIMS-New Delhi Dr Subrat Acharya, Odissi dancer Geeta Mahalik and scientist Ajay Kumar Parida.