Ashok Panda, an top notch news photographer of the State has added another plume to his fledging cap.
Mr.Panda was honored in the State Level Conference on 121th Birth Anniversary of Harekrushna Mahatab as COVID Warrior.
During COVID-19 Pandemic, Mr.Panda has worked relentlessly braving all odds and risking his life covered various activities in the State.
Speaker Odisha Legislative Assembly, Surjya Narayan Patro honored him as COVID Warrior in presence of Minister Agriculture, Fisheries and ARD Arun Kumar sahoo.
Veteran Lawmaker Suresh Kumar Routray , Chief Organizer of the Dr.Mahatab Birth Day graced the occasion.
An ace Photo Journalist Mr.Panda has a sharp eye, which catches picture fast, said the Organizers.
An out and out professional since early 80’s he has covered many events in his lens.
24X7 on his pursuit for capturing good pictures is known for his widest coverage of 1999 Super Cyclone and other Major Disasters.
Name it any event, one can find him at the forefront, said a senior Journalist.
Earlier Ashok has been honored by a number of organizations for his top class pictures, which has been lauded by a number of leading personalities.
One of the highest paid photographers, Ashok has organized several photo exhibitions in the State Capital earlier and planning to open a show soon, said sources.
Mr. Panda, continues to serve the leading vernacular Daily, The Samaya as its Accredited Photo Journalist also contributes to a large number of Media Organizations, including The Times of India.
Suave and friendly, Mr.Panda’s work has been appreciated by connoisseurs of Art and Culture