Bhubaneswar’ The 10th death anniversary of  Dharmapada awardee Sculptor Biptra Charan Mohanty was observed, here on Sunday.

Former minister and BJD MLA Amar Prasad Satapathy, Odisha Housing Board chairman Priyadarsi Mishra, Khallikot Arts College principal sculptor Jayant Kumar Das, Dhauli Arts College principal Panchanan Samal, former corporator Nagen Sahu, senior journalist Dilip Kumar Bisoi, Captain UK Patnaik, Captain Dhiren Mohanty , Badal Mohanty, social activist Pragyan Mohanty  and many eminent artists and personalities paid rich tribute to the great sculptor. The dignitaries offered flowers at the feet of the Bipra Charan Mohanty’s statute in Unit-4 area of the city.

Bipra Charan Mohanty Foundation Trust chairperson Rita Mohanty said that the Trust is keen to develop the surrounding area of the statue into a beautiful garden. He urged the ruling party MLA and the OSHB chairman to see to that the land be handed over to the Trust development and maintenance of the park.   On this occasion, a scholarship was given to Biswaranjan Das, a sculptor student of Dhauli