Bhubaneswar: A young woman social activist with paralysed hands was on Saturday gifted with a new car by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA)’s Vice-President and Director of Summa Real Media Saswati Das.
Urbashi Das, who belongs to Aul area of Kendrapara district, was presented with the keys of the vehicle at a function held at the SOA head office here.
Das had promised to present the social worker a car at a programme organised by The Prameya, Odia newspaper, and News7 television news channel on March 8 to mark the International Women’s Day. Urbashi Das was among the women achievers who were felicitated on the occasion for the social work she was doing to uplift the poor, helpless, physically challenged and elderly people in ten panchayats of the district. She had then said that she could work more if she had proper transport.
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After learning of the work she was doing as an activist despite her physical impediment, Das had promised her the gift. Speaking on the occasion, Das said personalities like Urbashi were rare in the society and such people needed to be helped.
Chief Executive Officer of Summa Real Media Sunil Das, Group Editor of The Prameya and News7 Gopalkrushna Mohapatra, Director, Sales and Marketing Himanshu Hota, Working Editor of News7 Debanarayan Sethi, Chief of Bureau of The Prameya Debendra Suar and Dean (Students’ Welfare) of SOA Deemed to be University Prof. Jyotiranjan Das were present on the occasion.