Biswanath Pattnaik

Shri Biswanath Pattnaik

  • 2008
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work
Is a dedicated, constructive Gandhian social worker, freedom fighter and Sarvodaya leader. Started working as a non-formal teacher at his own village, Kumarada. Drew inspiration from eminent Gandhian workers of Orissa. All his activities are undertaken by the Banabasi Seva Samiti founded by him. Fearlessly attacks social evils such as the dowry system, superstitions etc. Set up schools and vocational educational institutions for self reliance. Provided special hostels and orphanages .... Read More