BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday felicitated three persons from Odisha for their achievement and contribution in respective fields during the inaugural ceremony of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) campus at Jatni.
Modi felicitated google girl Lalita Prasada Sripada Srisai who had won the Community Impact Award for her water purifier project at the Google Science Fair held in California in September last year.
The young girl from Koraput had devised a water purifier to clean waste water with the help of corn cobs earning praise from various quarters.
ASHA worker Jamuna Mani Singh from Balasore was also felicitated for her dedication and awareness campaign to educate villagers to fight malaria.
Modi had praised her during monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in November last year.
Besides, Nabarangpur boy Srikant Sahu, who won All India Skill Competition in May last year, was also honoured during the ceremony.
The son of a tea and snacks seller won the national level competition conducted by the Ministry of Labour under Directorate General of Employment and Training.