Bhubaneswar: The Sikhya Vikash Samiti on Sunday, felicitated toppers of High School Certificate Examinations-2009 here in the conference hall of the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT).
School and Mass Education Minister Pratap Jena while attending a function at OUAT campus, lauded the performance of students and promised all help for the Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir. The Minister however promised better facilities including financial help for girl student. 45 out of the best 100 including two joint toppers Bibek Biswal and Sanket Dash and three former students, in total, 48 students felicitated.
Besides, Bidya Bharati zonal president Jagadish Patnaik, Sudarshan Nayak, Dr Nagendra Pradhan, BC Sahoo and Swami Jeevan Chaitnya were also felicitated.
Board Director DD Nath, Bidya Bharati State joint organizing secretary of Uttar Pradesh Prakash Chandraji, organizing secretray B Ganesh Kulkarni, Samiti president Dr Prafulla Mohapatra and Secretary Bijay Swain, spokesman Rabi Narayan Panda and organizing secretray Gobinda Chandra Mahanta were among those present.