Bhubaneswar, September 8: Bharat Scouts & Guides Odisha State honoured Pradip Kumar Panda, Scout Master and Librarian of DAV Public School Chandrasekharpur with the prestigious Basanta Biswal Award for his commendable contributions to the movement in a virtual function held recently.
Panda was the only Scout master from Bhubaneswar to be honoured. A total of nine Scout masters have been honoured on the occasion.
Panda has been taking a lead role in the Scout movement for more than 25 years. Among others, National vice president and State chief commissioner Dr Kali P Mishra, state secretary Ram Murthy Dora, Joint Secretary Mihir Patnaik, organising commissioner Anamika Das were present on the virtual platform.
The School Chairman, Principal, Teachers, Students and Parents congratulated Panda for the honour. Panda thanked the Organisation and his school for the laudable support.