Ms. Patnaik is a dedicated women on a mission to empower children with disabilities. Through her training-cum-rehabilitation center, Ashraya, she has enabled numerous children to become self-reliant by providing them with rehabilitation therapies and inclusive education. With a postgraduate degree in Education, she initially worked with the Indian Red Cross Society, focusing on supporting individuals with disabilities. Driven by her passion, she eventually established her own organization. Recognized for her remarkable social work, she has received prestigious awards such as the Inderjit Khurana National Award. Currently, she continues to make significant contributions towards empowering individuals with physical and psychological disabilities.