Renowned Odia American Sceintist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Dr. Sitakantha Dash has donated Rs. 25 Lakhs towards Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to tackle Covid crisis in the state. Issuing a statement Chairman and Chancellor of Jagadguru Kripalu University, Dr. Dash hoped that his humble contribution will encourage, inspire and motivate other NRIs and NROs residing abroad to extend their help and support to rescue their motherland India and motherstate Odisha at this hour of catastrophic medical emergency arisen due to second spell of grave corona pandemic. On behalf of Dr. Dash, President of Jagadguru Kripalu University Trust Swami Mukundananda and Registrar Madhu Sudan Mishra handed over the cheque amounting 25 Lakhs to Chief Secretary of Odisha Suresh Mohapatra at his Office at Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Dash pointed out that the immense hardships being faced by the people of India due to the current havoc created by virus has evoked deep sympathy across the Globe. He expressed satisfaction over Govt. Of Odisha’s praiseworthy and timely action in providing medical care and initiating painstaking endeavours in minimising the spread of Corona.
Stating that Odisha is passing through an unusual hardship period, Chief Patron of Newly Formed World Odisha society Dr. Dash appealed to Odia Diaspora worldwide to come forward and fulfil their solemn duty in strengthening the hands of the State Government in handling the present calamity.
A pioneer in ProBiotech innovations, Dr. Dash is the Founder of UAS Laboratories in Minneapolis, ProBiotic innovation Centre at South Dakota state University of U.S.A. and Dr. S.K.Dash Probiotic Centre of excellence at IIT, Bhubaneswar. Chairman of Internationally acclaimed charitable Trust Dr. Dash Foundation, Dr. S.K.Dash has been instrumental in establishing and furthering numerous Philanthropic institutions and projects in Odisha. An ardent Devotee of Lord Jagannath, Dr. Dash has been actively engaged in promoting Jagannath culture in India and abroad and had built USA’s largest Hindu Temple in the state of Minnesotta. Dr. S.K. Dash is also Director of Indian Association of Minnesota, Kalinga Hospital at Bhubaneswar and adjunct Professor in South Dakota state University of U.S.A.
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