Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 15:
Prof Rajendra Prasad Mohanty, vice-chancellor of the Odisha-based SOA University (SOAU), was on Sunday conferred with ‘Utkal Shree” honour for his contributions in the field of higher education by the Utkal Sahitya Kala Parishad presently celebrating its silver jubilee at Cuttack.
Former MP Rama Chandra Khuntia was also felicitated with the ‘Kalinga Shree’ title by the organizers for his contribution to public life.
Former Chief Justice of India Gopal Ballav Pattnaik presented the awards to Prof Mohanty and Khuntia.
Prof Brundaban Ray presided over the function while Prof Baishnab Charan Samal spoke on Odia language and culture.
Justice Pattnaik congratulated the organization for honouring people who had attained excellence in different fields.