Bhubaneswar: Eight persons from Odisha including a father-daughter duo are to receive the prestigious Padma Shri award on the 71st Republic Day celebrations. The name of the awardees along with their disciplines or fields of activities are mentioned as under.
1. Damayanti Beshra – Literature and Education
2. Utsav Charan Das – Art
3. Mitrabhanu Gountia – Art
4. Manmohan Mahapatra (Posthumous) – Art
5. Binapani Mohanty – Literature and Education
6. Radhammohan & Sabarmatee (Duo) – Others-Agriculture
7. Batakrushna Sahoo – Others-Animal Husbandry
The Padma Shri is awarded on the occasion of Republic Day every year for distinguished service in any field. These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.
This year the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards. 34 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 Posthumous awardees.
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