Bhubaneswar: The 31 st annual award presentation ceremony of the city-based cultural organisation, Ghungur was hosted at Bhanja Kala Mandap on Monday.
Veteran Odia actress Gloria Mohanty was honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award on this occasion for her pioneering contribution to Odia cinema.
Similarly, prominent Odissi music exponents Kanduri Charan Rout, State and Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winner Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, Dr. Gandharv Charan Nayak were also honoured on the occasion for their significant contributions to their respective fields.
Apart from this, 200 winning candidates of various competitions of the organisation were also honoured.
Among others, B L Bagra, CMD, Nalco, S.K.Tamotia, Director of the Bhubaneswar Chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan and Sri Saroj Kumar Samal, Chairman, Orissa State Housing Board were the special guests of the evening who inaugurated the festival and presented the awards.