Naveen Presents Suraj Award-2022 To 2 Families Of Odisha’s Ganjam For Organ Donation

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik presented Suraj Award-2022 to two families of Odisha’s Ganjam district on the occasion of World Organ Donation Day on Saturday.

Odisha Assembly Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha handed over the award at a function organised at district collector’s office in Chhatrapur, while the chief minister attended on virtual mode.

The third Suraj Award along with a cheque of Rs 5 lakh was presented to Pinki Sahu, the wife of deceased Sushil Sahu and Sapan Kumar Bindhani, the father of late Siddhi Samrudhi.

The family of Sushil of Aladi under Jagannathprasad block had donated his kidney, lungs and heart after his death, while two kidneys of Siddhi of Basudevnagar of Berhampur were donated.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the society would remain obliged to both families for their noble actions. They have set an example of helping others for betterment of the society, he added.

Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, National Health Mission director Salini Pandit, DMET professor Radharaman Mohanty, chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Gandjam district collector Dibya Jyoti Parida and senior officers were present. Secretary (5T) to chief minister VK Pandian coordinated the event.

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