The Governor handed over a momento and a check of Rs 1,50,000 to her on the occasion.
Bhagyasri, an engineering student, was recently mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme for popularising ‘Pattachitra’ — the traditional cloth-based scroll paintings of Odisha. She did her MTech at IGIT Sarang, Dhenkanal
Sahoo hails from Rourkela. She turned her passion for art and craft into a full-fledged career.
She often picked up stones on her way to college and used them as canvases for drawing sceneries and portraits of Lord Jagannath. “Whenever I had free time after my classes, I would pick a stone and start painting in it,” she had said earlier.