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Suraj Award for 2022 was conferred to late Sushil Sahu and Siddhi Samriddhi

Bhubaneswar:14/8/822: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  yesterday awarded Suraj Award for 2022 to late Sushil Sahu of Alladi village of Jagannathprasad area of ​​Ganjam and Siddhi Samriddhi of Nilachal Nagar under Kanishi block of Gopalpur in Ganjam district.

In this program organized through video conference, Odisha Assembly Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukh handed over cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to Sushil’s widow Mrs Pinky Sahu and Siddhi’s father Mr Sapan Kumar Bindhani.

The Suraj Award is being given since 2020 for the donation of life-saving organs like heart, kidney and liver. This is the third Suraj award this year. In 2020, the parents of brain-dead Suraj Behera of Ganjam saved six lives by donating his six vital organs. In the very same year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Suraj Award in his honour.

Stating that the society is indebted to the parents of both Sushil and Siddhi Samruddhi, the Chief Minister called on to create a beautiful society by doing good deeds and inspiring others.

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The Chief Minister said that organ donation has brought hope to many families. Saving another’s life is the greatest act of all. Organ donation is a brave and courageous decision. He said that the sacrifice of families coming forward for donating organs of deceased members is incomparable.

OLA Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukh and Health Minister Naba Das also gave their keynote speeches and praised the sacrifice of Sushil and Siddhi’s families. They said that this great work of theirs is an example for society.

Chief Minister’s Secretary (5T) VK Pandian coordinated the program. The Director of NHM Shalini Pandit delivered the welcome address and DMET Prof. (Dr.) Rama Raman Mohanty proposed the vote of thanks. Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Development Commissioner PK Jena and senior officers were present in this program.

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