STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
PURI, 5 December
Renowned musician and columnist  Prafulla Kar  and Dr. Gopal Krushna Dash , former Head of Sanskrit Department, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar paid glowing tributes to Sanskrit scholar late Binayak Rath at a function at Puri.  They underlined the importance of  Sanskrit language and its importance in relation to our life in modern society. Some students of late Pandit Rath also recounted their experiences with their teacher and how he used to promote  Sanskrit language.  They also told about their teachers  student –friendly attitude.  Prof. Gopal Krushna Dash  was  felicitated  with Pandit Binayak Rath Memorial  Award. The function was organized by the Pandit Binayak Rath Memorial Trust and his sons Satyanarayan,  Rabinarayan  and Surya Narayan Rath.