Higher Education Secretary Aparajita Sarangi receiving Shakti Samman from Governor M C Bhandare at Raj Bhawan, Bhubaneswar
Higher Education Secretary Aparajita Sarangi receiving Shakti Samman from Governor M C Bhandare  at Raj Bhawan, Bhubaneswar<[/caption]Bhubaneswar: The new Secretary of Higher Education Department, 1994 batch, IAS Aparajita Sarangi has been felicitated with the first Shakti Samman initiated by the Odisha State Bharat Scouts and Guides at Raj Bhawan.

Sarangi received the coveted award from Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, Shri Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare for her excellence in the social sector.

It is noteworthy to mention that, the award was first instituted by President of India, Mrs Prativa Devi Singh Patil, for a lady as Rajya Puraskar in every State. Mrs. Patil is also the Chief of Bharat Scouts and Guides.