Odisha CM’s sister Gita Mehta to receive Padma Shri


New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta will be conferred with the Padma Shri award this year.

Gita Mehta will receive the Padma Shri as foreigner for her work in the field of literature and education.

Besides, three from Odisha Kalama Pujari (Agriculture), Devarapalli Prakash Rao (Social Work-Affordable Education) and Daitari Naik (Social Work) will receive Padma Shri this year.

The Padma awards were announced on the eve of the Republic Day on Friday.

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are given in various fields of activities – art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.