Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 7:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today felicitated three persons from Odisha for their achievement and contribution in respective fields during the inauguration ceremony of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) campus at Jatni on the city outskirts.
The prime minister felicitated Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai who had won the Community Impact Award for her innovative project at the Google Science Fair held in California in September last year.
The young girl from Koraput had devised a water purifier to clean waste water with the help of corn cobs.
Similarly, ASHA worker Jamuna Mani Singh from Balasore was also felicitated for her dedication and awareness campaign to educate villagers to fight malaria. Prime minister had hailed her during monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in November last year.
Besides, Nabarangpur boy Srikant Sahu, who won All India Skill Competition in May last year, was also honoured during the ceremony. The son of a tea and snacks seller won the national level competition conducted by the Ministry of Labour under Directorate General of Employment and Training.
The trio was felicitated on the sidelines of inauguration of the permanent campus of NISER. Later, prime minister left for Pilgrim town Puri to offer prayers at the 12th century shrine.