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Three from Odisha to receive Padma Shri award

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Bhubaneswar: As many as three personalities from Odisha will be conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award this year.

They are Kalama Pujari (Agriculture), Devarapalli Prakash Rao (Social Work-Affordable Education) and Daitari Naik (Social Work).

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta will also be awarded with Padma Shri.

The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year and conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/April every year.