Bhubaneswar, 04/12 ( Odisha Samachar ) : On the International Day of People with Disability i.e on 3rd December, 2014 Sj. Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha felicitated 4 differently abled persons with “Red Cross Award” for the year 2014 on the basis of their outstanding achievement. The awardees were chosen by a Selection Committee headed by the Director, Social Welfare, Govt. of Orissa, Additional Director, Health Service, Govt. of Orissa and Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Orissa State Branch from different categories like hearing & speech impaired, orthopedically challenged, cerebral palsy & mental retardation and visually impaired. The award carried a citation and cash prize of Rs.30,000/- to each.
The following Differently able persons received the Red Cross award for 2014:
- Sri. Rabindra Kumar Tripathy, Bhubaneswar, Orthopedically Challenged.
- Sri. Brajamohan Acharya, Bhubaneswar, Visually Challenged.
- Ms. Sarita Routray, Khordha , Mentally Challenged.
- Ms. Ch. Nirupama Patra, Ganjam, Hearing Impaired.
Red Cross took the proud to honour these differently abled persons of Odisha who have self sustained through their determination & endeavor created examples for other physically and mentally challenged persons.
On this occasion Shri Pranab Prakash Das, Hon’ble Minister, Energy, IT(independent charge), W & CD(Disabled Welfare), GoO, Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister, Culture & Tourism, GoO, Dr. Prsanna Patsani, Hon’ble M.P., Shri Bijoy Kumar Mohanty, Shri Priyadarsi Mishra, , Hon’ble M.L.As, Bhubaneswar, Shri Ananta Narayan Jena, Hon’ble Mayor, BMC, Smt. Kasturi Mohapatra, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Odisha and Dr. Chakradhar Panda, Honorary Secretary, IRCS-OSB encouraged to the Physically and Mentally challenged awardees.