5 Odia to get prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2018

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Bhubaneswar: The government announced 85 Padma awards on Thursday. 5 Odia to get prestigious Padma Shri Award this year.
Noted writer Chandra Sekhar Rath, freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Pattnaik, Gobardhana Panika, Pravakar Maharana and noted film director Sisir Mishra.
Of these, three were Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan, and 73 Padma Shri.
16 awardees were either foreigners, PIOs, or NRIs, while three of the awards were conferred posthumously
Over 15,700 applications were received for this year’s awards, the ministry of home affairs said.

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