Kolkata | 22 June 2017
The second Suthol Pathikrit Samman was recently awarded in the city to three eminent activists for their contribution to socio-economic development in West Bengal and beyond. While Kamal Chakraborty was felicitated for his work on afforestation and tribal education in Purulia, Snehlata Hooda was honoured for her decade-long pioneering work to educate the street children of Gurgaon. Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya, who died a few months back in a car crash, was awarded the Pathikrit Samman for his passionate work to bring unknown folk artistes and musicians into the limelight.
Left to Right: Mr Debasish Dutta MD, Boroline, Lopamudra Mitra, Anindya Chatterjee, Kamal Chakraborty (Awardee), Swami Biswatmananda, 'Gaurav Ma' (Awardee), Alokananda Roy, Moloya Goswami along with Rajib Das
Suthol Pathikrit Samman was instituted by GD Pharmaceuticals in 2015 for expressing collective gratitude to men and women who with their spirit of leadership and empathy are constantly working to help the underprivileged.
Dancer Alokananda Roy felicitating 'Gourav Ma' Snehalata Hooda with Suthol Pathikrit Samman (Left) On behalf of (Awardee) Late Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee's wife Ritacheta Goswami recieving Pathikrit Samman from Lopamudra Mitra along with Joy Sarkar and Rajib Das (Right)
The general secretary of Bharat Sevashram Sangha Swami Biswatmananda, singer Lopamudra Mitra, and music composer Joy Sarkar attended the event.