Krushna Sabar receives first Shambhavi Puraskar
The Shambhavi Puraskar, an award instituted by the Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation(BIPF) was awarded to Krushna Sabar whose 15 years of efforts have resulted the development of a software in the Saura script.
The award, first of its kind in the state, carries a trophy, a citation and a cash prize of Rs one lakh.
Former Vice-Chancellor Utkal University Prof. Satyananda Acharya retired professor, Geology and retired IAs officer Dr Aurobindo Behera presented the award to Mr Krushna Sabar at a formal function held here today.
The objective of the Shambhavi Puraskar is to recognise excellence and innovation by emerging social catalysts in Odisha, thereby encouraging more citizens to act as agents of change.
Mr Sabar, a member of the Saura Tribe, has remarkable contribution by establishing the Saura script. His efforts over 15 years have resulted in the development of a computer software of the Saura script which will go a long way in promoting awareness on critical issues like preventive health, sanitation & hygiene, immunization etc.
Speaking on the occasion BIPF Trustee & CEO Shaifalika Panda said it is pertinent to recognise such contributions and boost the morale of those who work relentlessly towards the upliftment of their communities.
The winner of the Shamabhavi Puraskar was decided by a group of independent Jury members with representatives of NGO, civil society, media and BIPF.
(Posted on 15-05-2014)