Rao, Nayak, Pujari receive Padma Shri from Prez

16/03/2019 at 12:12 PM

Bhubaneswar: As announced earlier, three noted persons from Odisha received Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of the country, from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rasthrapati Bhawan in New Delhi this morning.

While D Prakash Rao received the award for his astounding contribution in social service sector, Koraput’s Kamala Pujari was given for her contribution in promoting traditional agriculture and organic fertiliser.  Similarly, Daitari Nayak was honoured with Padma Shri for his contribution to irrigation sector. Nayak had made canals cutting rocks and irrigated acres of agriculture fields.

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