Bhubaneswar 7th June 2017 (By Debabrat Mohanty) In order to encourage and a give a moral boost for the continuous process to uplift the Cultural firmament, culture & heritage of the state along with other people oriented activities for more than two decades Dr. Prakash Chandra Panigrahi, the President of Niladrivihar Youth & Cultural Association (NYCA) has been duly honoured with the most prestigious Akhndleswar Samman-2017 for his contribution as a prolific actor and a strong orgnaiser at the silver jublee celebration of Sri Sri Akhndleswar Sanskrutika Yuva Parisad, Bhubaneswar. In a glittering function organized for the purpose chaired by its president Shri Pradyumna Kumar Jena, coordinated by Secretary Shri Prakash Kumar patsani and veteran actor cum director Shri Tridev Chhotray (Kulu) joining as the Guest of Honours Veteran Journalist Shri Dillip Hali, Shri Srimoya Kar, Social Activist Shri Jagannath Pradhan, Corporaor of Ward N.33 Shri Surendra Kumar Jena applaud the effort of Dr. Prakash and honoured with Uttari, Flower Boquet and citation. Keeping a keen interest in social service & cultural ethos from the early childhood Dr. Prakash united the local youths by starting one organization named Niladrivihar Youth & Cultural Association and mobilized and motivated them to work for the cause of the society continuously since 1994. Apart from this he has been taking initiative to develop a unique cultural bond among the inhabitants of the locality by organizing over night cultural show taking the local talents for the last 24 years (1994-2017) in a row in order to develop the hidden talents of the locality and to develop the cultural ethos. In response to the honour Dr. Prakash conveyed his heartfelt thanks to the Committee for this honour and said it will definitely encourage him to work in this field with more commitment and thanks all the members of his association for their help and cooperation round the years. At the last the Social Play “Samaya Kheluchi Khel” was staged and the people watched enthusiastically whole night.