Bhubaneswar: Keeping up the tradition of honouring and felicitating men achievers, Parichay Foundation organized the 4th edition of Shrie Awards at a hotel, here on Saturday.
Rajya Sabha Member Dr Sonal Mansingh, inaugurated the event in presence of BJD MP Achyuta Samanta and Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Zha Liyou.
The awards were given away under 12 categories. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ajay Agarwal. Other recipients included Dr Neelamadhab Rath (Medical Science), Guru Bichitrananda Swain (Art and Culture), Mr Uttam Tripathy (NRO), Mr Madhusudan Das and Mr Dhirendra Thakur (Social Work), Dr Satyabrata Minaketan (Education), Mr Pranab K Pani (Entrepreneur), Mr Siba Mohanty (Media), Mr Pravat Baral and Mr Piyush Ranjan Rout (Sports), Dr Avinash Nanda (Entertainment), Mr Manoj Sahoo (Photography) and CA Samir Kumar Samal (Special Mention).
The award ceremony also witnessed a cultural extravaganza with a variety of performances. Shri Digvijaysingh Chauhan, disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, mesmerized the audience through Hindustani classical Bansuri recital. Playback singer Ms Anindita Dash recited songs for unity and harmony and enthralled the audience. Story telling performance was given by Ms Prachitara, Young budding talent Ms Anoushka Kar gave a singing performance to create a vibrant joyful atmosphere among the audience.