Social worker and Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi passed away last night at her residence in Gunupur in Raigada district of Odisha. Shanti Devi was a well known social worker in Odisha. Shanti Devi was born on April 18, 1934. The social worker started a small ashram in Koraput and later established the seva samaj in Raigad. The Seva Samaj was formed for the overall development of the girl child. Then it was a never-ending journey of social work where he had set up another ashram in Ganpur. The Ashram also worked towards education, vocational training, rehabilitation of orphans and destitute children.
PM Modi expresses grief: PM Modi has expressed grief that Shanti Devi ji is going to be remembered as the voice of the poor and the underprivileged. He selflessly completed his work to remove suffering and create a healthy and just society. I am hurt by his death. My thoughts are with his family and countless fans. Peace.
Worked for upliftment of tribal girls: According to media reports, Shanti Devi has done a lot of work to move forward for tribal girls. She has also played an invaluable role for the upliftment of tribal girls through education. As one of the leading pioneers of the social service movement, he has been awarded one of the country's most prestigious civic awards , 'Padma Shri' in 2021.
President Ram Nath Kovind has condoled the passing away of Shanti Devi- Saddened by the passing away of Smt. I had the opportunity to honour him with the Padma Shri recently. My condolences to his family and fans.
जनजातीय समाज और महिलाओं के उत्थान तथा रोगियों की सेवा को अपने जीवन का ध्येय बनाने वाली श्रीमती शांति देवी जी के निधन से दुःख हुआ। उन्हें पद्मश्री से सम्मानित करने का अवसर मुझे हाल ही में प्राप्त हुआ था। उनके परिवार व प्रशंसकों के प्रति मेरी शोक-संवेदनाएं। pic.twitter.com/otVH2NRKN0President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 17, 2022