Delhi Chief Minister Ms. Shila Dixit felicitated Eminent Journalist Prasanta Patnaik for his contributions to Television journalism on the occasion of eleventh death anniversary of Chintamani Panigrahi in the State Information Center auditorium, Jaya Dev Bhawan, in the evening of April 29.
Late Sri Panigrahi was a doyen of emancipatory journalism and in search of a more effective platform for service to the people he had joined the left movement and as there was a need for progressive activists to join the National Congress for making it lean towards socialism, he had joined the Congress and made a mark as a progressive parliamentarian.
Prasanta Patnaik is known for his progressive orientation and trade union activities amongst the journalists. With over 40-years experience in the field of journalism, he has worked for print media, news agency, photo-news agency, television and web media. He is well known for investigative journalism. Patnaik who has been associated with various regional , national and international media organisations was earlier honoured for his contribution to investigative and progressive journalism, creative writing and photo-Journalism by several respectable institutions.
Besides Patnaik, journalist Abani Raut was felicitated for remarkable contribution to print media, Gopal Nanda for exemplary administration, Prasad Harichandan for outstanding participation in Legislature and Ms. Dixit herself for being the best Chief Minister in contemporary India.
State Congress Unit Chief K.P.Singhdeo presided over the meeting when the Managing Trusty of the Chintamani Panigrahi Memorial Trust, Vivekananda Panigrahi proposed the vote of thanks.