International Peace Awards ceremony on 26th death anniversary of Sh. Biju Patnaik organized by Aks Society Delhi

26th death anniversary of great Indian Leader Bhumi Putra Sh. Biju Patnaik Aks Society Delhi organized Bhumi Putra Honourable Biju Patnaik International Peace Awards 2023

International Peace Awards ceremony on 26th death anniversary of  Sh. Biju Patnaik  organized by Aks Society Delhi
awardees and guests aks society Delhi

On the 26th death anniversary of great Indian Leader “Bhumi Putra Sh. Biju Patnaik”, Aks Society Delhi organized Bhumi Putra Honourable Biju Patnaik International Peace Awards 2023 at Kaveri Kala Sangam, New Delhi. Aks Society is a Delhi based non-Profit Organization headed by the renowned Classical Odissi exponent, Actress, Choreographer, and Social Worker Dr. Chandana Raul.

The prestigious award was conferred upon 10 highly successful personalities from different fields with national and international repute who have made extraordinary achievements in their respective arenas:

  1. Major-General, Shri P. K. Saigal, Veteran Army Officer, New Delhi
  2. Dr Chitra Mudgal, Eminent Scholar and Indian Writer, New Delhi
  3. Shri Ranjan Kumar Das, IAS, Eminent Administrator and Writer, Director, OLL and Culture Department, Bhuvneshwar
  4. H. E. Mossi Nyamale Rosette, Highly recognised Diplomat, Ambassador of DR Congo to India
  5. Dr Darmayasa, Renowned Literaran and Philanthropist, President of the International Divine Love Society, Malta, Founder and Advisor of Dharma Sthapanam Foundation, Bali
  6. Shri Inderjeet Sharma, Eminent Social Reformer, Director, International Hindi Association USA, Director, Pandit Tilak Raj Sharma Memorial Trust USA
  7. Smt Namrata Chadha, Eminent Women Rights Activist, Writer, Translator and Blogger, TV Personality, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  8. Shri B. L. Gaur, Eminent Author, Editor and Philanthropist, Author and Editor, New Delhi
  9. Shri Anand Prakash Singh, Renowned Anchor, Announcer and Writer, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  10. Dr Gaurav Gupta, Noted Social Entrepreneur, Founder of President Global Trade and Technology Council of India (GTTCI), New Delhi.

A galaxy of renowned dignitaries of national as well as worldwide recognition were present during the event including Shri Sandeep Marwah (National Chairman, Media & Entertainment Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India), Delhi), Dr. Ashish Kandhaway (Director, Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center, Embassy of India, Yangon, President, World Hindi Literature Council, India), Shri Rajesh Mahapatra, Editor, PTI, New Delhi, Prof (Dr) Diwakar Sukul, Founder/Director, The Kamkus Clinic, London, Chairman, World Book of Records, London, Dr Satnam Deuchakar, CEO Deuchakar trust global Executives Director business development Royal Family UAE, United Nations UN Women U.K. Delegate, Ms Zena Chung, Founder and Director of KIBCF(Korea-India Business and Culture Forum) and Prof Haritma Chopra, Principal, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

The event started with the singing of the National Anthem followed by an Odissi dance, which was a tribute by Dr Chandana Raul to Shri Biju Patnaik. Following this, there was the presentation of an Armenian dance by Anna Norik Hosepyan, Armenia, a Bharatnatyam dance showcased by Nritya kalp Dance Academy, New Delhi and a Contemporary dance put forth by students of the Dancing Life Academy, New Delhi. The audience were awestruck by the global representation of the various dance forms, thoroughly enjoying the vibrancy and exuberant performances put forth by all the dancers.

The learned dignitaries and delegates expressed their heart-felt respect and gratitude to the great leader “Bhumi Putra Sh. Biju Patnaik”, by expressing their thoughts on the visionary ideas that he had with regards to the modern state and how his contributions managed to reach out to people internationally, thereby connecting the world globally. They also emphasized that “Art is a way of reaching a wide range of people and it is the only medium in establishing peace and harmony in the society. The dignitaries believed that this served as a noble attempt at propagating peace and harmony through the use of art and lauded Dr Raul for conferring such an award to various renowned personalities for their contributions in different fields. They also added that no other gesture could possibly serve as a bigger tribute to Sh. Biju Patnaik.

The event came to a close by the vote of thanks which was offered by Dr. Chandana Raul, Chairperson of Aks Society, New Delhi. She narrated her struggles from a small, infamous district, Koraput, Odisha and how she dedicated her life to the art of Odissi dance to date. She says, such award ceremonies are a token of gratitude to those individuals who are evermore involved in the process of contributing to the betterment of society as a whole.