New Delhi: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand was felicitated at the fourth Showcase Odisha Awards and Conclave, organised by the PNV Foundation on Sunday in New Delhi.
The event started with a special screening of the 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 Kuna Tripathy along with notable director Nila Madhab Panda, communication and advertising professional Sachin Das Burma, and MP (Rajya Sabha) Sasmit Patra etc.
Five distinguished dignitaries, Manashi Pradhan, Jagannath Panda, Adwaita Gadanayak, Dr Ashok Choudhary and RN Mohanty from Odisha were felicitated for bestowing qualitative services in their respective fields.
The PNV Foundation also felicitated ace sprinter Dutee Chand, who has been named in India Today’s 50 most powerful people in India this year. \
Dutee Chand won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games and also won gold at the 2019 World Unversiade.
Manasi Pradhan is a women’s rights activist and author.
Jagannath Panda was awarded for his proficiency in the field of art and culture.
Adwaita Gadanayak is the Director General of National Gallery of Modern Art
Dr Ashok Choudhary is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Hepatology and Liver Transplant at Institute of Liver and Billary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi.
RN Mohanty is currently the CEO of Sightsavers India, with more than 25 years of illustrious service in the development sector behind him. Before moving to Sightsavers, Mohanty was the Chief Operating Officer of CARE India. He was felicitated for his developmental works.