Bhubaneswar: Eminent personalities including Prime Minister, Union Petroleum Minister and Odisha Governor have expressed deep grief over the demise of noted social activist Padma Shri D. Prakash Rao.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Shri D Prakash Rao. In a tweet, the Prime Minister wrote:
Saddened by the demise of Shri D Prakash Rao. The outstanding work that has done will continue motivating people. He rightly saw education as a vital means to empowerment. I recall my meeting with him in Cuttack a few years ago. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/ECZ0NUFush
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 13, 2021
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also mourned the passing away of the noted social activist Padma Shri D Prakash Rao.
In a series of tweets, he said: “Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of noted social activist Padma Shri D Prakash Rao. He was dedicated to the upliftment of the neglected ones. PM Modi was aware of Rao’s social works and invited to meet him during his visit to Cuttack in 2018 where they had discussions. Late Prakash Rao will always be an inspiration for the people of Odisha, he added
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ସମାଜସେବୀ ପଦ୍ମଶ୍ରୀ ଡି.ପ୍ରକାଶ ରାଓଙ୍କ ଦେହାବସାନ ହେବା ଖବର ଶୁଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ ଓ ମର୍ମାହତ। ସେ ସମାଜର ଅବହେଳିତ ଲୋକଙ୍କ ବିକାଶ ପାଇଁ ଉତ୍ସର୍ଗୀକୃତ ଥିଲେ।
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) January 13, 2021
Odisha Governor Dr Ganeshi Lal also condoled the death of Padma Shri D Prakash Rao.
Hon’ble Governor mourns the sad demise of noted social activist Padmashree D. Prakash Rao. ‘’He will always be remembered for his selfless service in transforming the lives of thousands of poor kids through his school ‘Asha o Ashwasana’,” expressed the Hon’ble Governor. pic.twitter.com/BBoICY8DqX
— Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) January 13, 2021