New Delhi: The PNV Foundation honoured at least eight illustrious persons from different fields on Sunday.
Rajya Sabha member Prashant Nanda, Sasmit Patra, Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) Chairman OFDC and Showcase Odisha Awards Co-Convener Kuna Tripathy, noted film director Nila Madhab Panda graced the event held at Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.
Scroll of honour was given to Manashi Pradhan (Society), Jagannath Panda (Art and Culture), Adwaita Gadanayak (Lively sculptural architect), Dr Ashok Choudhary (Outstanding works in Liver Transplant) and RN Mohanty (Extreme developmental works) and Ace sprinter Dutee Chand (Sports). The awardees were felicitated in acknowledgement their contribution to the society.
The event started with a special screening of short film (Baji- The immortal boat boy), which rekindles the indomitable spirit of Odisha. The special screening was followed by a conclave on showcasing Odisha with popular cine artist.
PNV Group founder Satyabrat Sanu Ratho said that the main aim of organising the 4th Showcase Odisha Awards and Conclave to showcase the talents of Odisha and to felicitate them.