In formally inaugurating the special annual issue of weekly Asha Pradeep, Orissa Governor Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare felicitated veteran journalist Prasanta Patnaik on Tuesday at Soochana Bhavan, Bhubaneswar for his long standing contribution to journalism, photo-journalism, TV journalism as well as creative writings. His recent short-story collection “Ravan Podi ” a symbolic presentation of the present socio-political scenario was highly appreciated and discussed by the readers.
Minister for Information & Public Relations and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Prafulla Samal was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Patnaik, who has completed 40 years in various Fields of journalism is popular among his readers and viewers as ” friend of common man ” as he always highlights the problems of the deprived and suffering Masses and pleads of natural justice for them. He is also known for his efforts for unity among media persons and freedom of press. He presently heads the Orissa Bureau of India TV and edits Oriya website Odisha.com besides brilliant participation in news based programmes of various Oriya news channels.
Patnaik was earlier honored by a number of organizations for his professionalism.