Koraput , 27/4 ( Odisha Samachar )- The Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Orissa Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty dedicated a lecture entitled ‘Participatory Governance: Issues and Challenges’ to the memory of late Itishree Pradhan, a young and aspiring teacher from a modest background, who met with an untimely and tragic death in 2013 at Rayagada. The audience at the CUO observed two minutes of silence as a mark of respect to Ms. Pradhan.
“It is a collective shame”, Prof. Mohanty observed, “that a young and promising woman’s of life was snuffed out due to indifference and callousness of our existing social order”.
“Itishree Pradhan’s death is a wakeup call for the entire state. We should collectively mourn such a death and commit ourselves to the educational upliftment of women commensurate with their safety and dignity” he declared.