Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson of the SAI International Education Group, was honored with the esteemed Pratibha Patnaik Woman Achiever Award by the Capital Foundation Society in appreciation of her substantial contributions to revolutionizing the realm of school education. The recognition was bestowed by Chief Justice of India, Dr. DY Chandrachud, with the distinguished presence of Justice A. K. Patnaik. This accolade was part of the Capital Foundation Annual Lecture & Awards 2023, commemorating the 109th birth anniversary of Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer and was held at the Constitution Club in New Delhi.
The Capital Foundation Society, a non-governmental non-profit, serves as a pivotal platform for knowledgeable discussions on critical issues. Hosting more than 300 events since 1987, it has attracted a diverse array of professionals, fostering debates on national and global subjects. The society gathers parliamentarians, civil servants, judges, educationalists, diplomats, journalists, scholars, and professionals to exchange ideas, reflecting a wide spectrum of perspectives and interests that make the Capital Foundation an unparalleled public forum. Their dedication to open discourse on democracy, accountability, and human rights underscores the significance of being recognized by this influential society.
Alongside Dr. Silpi Sahoo, the Capital Foundation honored several other luminaries this year. Notable recipients included Akil Kureshi, Retired Chief Justice of the High Courts of Rajasthan and Tripura, Anu Aga, Ex Rajya Sabha Member, Padma Shri Awardee & Social Worker, Dr. CBK Mohanty, esteemed Health Administrator, Odisha, and Dr. Suchin Bajaj, Founder & Director of Ujala Cygnus Hospitals. These exceptional individuals collectively exemplify the spirit of excellence celebrated by the Capital Foundation Society, and their contributions stand as an inspiration for the nation.
Upon receiving the Pratibha Patnaik Woman Achiever Award, Dr. Silpi Sahoo expressed her heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the recognition. “I am profoundly humbled and honored to have received this prestigious award from the Capital Foundation Society. This award is not just for me but for my entire SAI family of parents, teachers, and staff who have strived dedicatedly to provide the best quality education to children in Odisha. This recognition motivates us even more to work relentlessly to empower children of Odisha to become leaders who shape the future of India,” she conveyed. Dr. Sahoo’s unwavering dedication to education and her exceptional achievements portray her as a true torchbearer of progress, a luminary worthy of this prestigious accolade.