Bhubaneswar, Jan 26: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday congratulated all the Padma awardees.
Taking to Twitter the CM said, “Heartfelt congratulations to Odisha’s illustrious personalities: Sudarshan Sahoo, Ms. Shanti Devi, Ms. Purnamasi Jani, Rajat Kumar Kar, Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi and Nanda Prusty on being among Padma Award winners. Wish them very best for their continued success.”
Six persons from Odisha have been nominated for Padma Awards 2021.
One person has been nominated for Padma Vibhushan while five others, including two women, for Padma Shri.
Sudarshan Sahoo has been nominated for Padma Vibhushan in Art.
Similarly, Shanti Devi in social Work, Purnamasi Jani in Art, Rajat Kumar Kar in Literature and Education, Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi in Medicine, Nanda Prusty in Literature and Education have been nominated for Padma Shri.