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Honors & Awards 

International Recognitions

Felicitated at the St. Shirdi Sai Spiritual Retreat, Dallas

June 24, 2016

Justice John Edward Payton felicitated Dr. Satpathy on June 25, 2016, on the occasion of St. Shirdi Sai Spiritual Retreat, Dallas, organized by Sai American Foundation in collaboration with Shirdi Sai Global Foundation. Justice John Payton honored Dr Satpathy on the occasion of Dr Satpathy's first speech as Guest Chaplain at the U.S. House of Representatives 

Felicitated as 'Outstanding Global Humanitarian'

February 27, 2016

Mr. Phil Goff, Hon. Member of Parliament, Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand felicitated Dr. C B Satpathy as 'Outstanding Global Humanitarian' on 28 February 2016 at the Global Shirdi Sai Devotees Summit. The Summit was held during 27 - 28 February 2016, at Auckland, New Zealand.​

Invited to open the United States House of Representatives (HoR) as Guest Chaplain

June 23, 2015

Dr. Satpathy was invited to open the United States House of Representatives (HoR) as Guest Chaplain on 24 June 2015. This is a rare honor, having been bestowed on an Indian Citizen ever. The opening invocation provides an opportunity to affirm Spiritual leaders from many different backgrounds. Dr. Satpathy’s address to the US Congress as Guest Chaplain was a remarkable moment for all Indians.​ 

Felicitated at Hampshire, Illinois, USA

September 30, 2014

Dr. Satpathy was recognized for spreading the message of humanism, purity, love, compassion and tolerance at Hampshire, Illinois, USA. 


September 26, 2012

WASITRAC (Washington State India Trade Relation Action Committee) honored Dr. Satpathy with the “Building Bridges Across the Nations award” on Thursday, Sept 27 2012 at the Intiman Playhouse, Seattle Center for his immense contributions in connecting the whole world though his literary excellence and humanitarian endeavors. The event was held as part of the opening reception for the 1st Washington state Summit on US-India Trade.

Recognized by Lt. Governor of the State of Washington, USA

August 12, 2012

Recognition by Lt. Governor of the State of Washington, USA, for conducting humanitarian activities like organizing medical camps, rendering help during natural calamities and education for the underprivileged.

Felicitated by Congressman Adam Smith

May 01, 2012

Felicitated by Congressman Adam Smith of Washington State, USA, for literary and scholastic excellence and humanitarian activities.

Felicitated by the ‘Orissa Society of The Americas’

June 30, 2011

Felicitated by the ‘Orissa Society of The Americas,' Plano, Texas on the occasion of their 42nd Annual Convention in July 2011, for his invaluable contribution to Humanity and Spirituality and his accomplishments in Literary and Cultural fields. It is to be mentioned that many such organisations created by NonResident Indians in the USA have invited Dr. C B Satpathy and felicitated him.

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Lifetime Honorary Membership of Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering

November 25, 2015

On the occasion of the 57 National Convention of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering and the 3rd international conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE-2015), organized on 26th November 2015 at S V National Institute of Technology, Surat, Dr. Satpathy was felicitated by the Chairman of IIIE for his exemplary contribution and immense service in various fields of arts, culture, social work and humanity. Dr. Satpathy was conferred with the prestigious Lifetime Honorary Membership of Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering on this occasion. Dr. Satpathy, the Chief Guest of the event, presented various awards to many veterans and engineers for their outstanding achievements in the areas of engineering, research, development, and consultancy, etc.

Felicitated by the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra

October 30, 2015

Dr. Satpathy was felicitated by the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra His Excellancy Shri C H Vidyasagar Rao for his immense service to humanity at a function organized at the “Darbar Hall” of Raj Bhawan at Mumbai.

Felicitated by the Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik

September 18, 2015

Dr. Satpathy was felicitated by the Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik for his immense service to humanity at a function organized at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 19th September, 2015.

Letter of Appreciation from President of India

July 01, 2012

A letter of recognition and appreciation was extended by Srimati Ms. Pratibha Patil, (the then President of India) on 2 July 2012 for the success of the book Guru Bhagavat.

The Odisha Ratna Award

November 09, 2011

On starry night of 10th November 2011  under the delightful gaze of  the auspicious Kartik  full moon, Hon’ble Shri Justice Ananga Kumar Patnaik  of Supreme Court of India conferred upon Dr. Satpathy “Odisha Ratna Award ” in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the society & its development,  culture, literature, music, education, philanthropy et al in a glittering 9th Boita Bandana Utsav 2011 function organized by Odia Pua & Odia Association at Delhi. 


‘Divya Sangeeta Siromani’ Award

November 03, 2011

The ‘Divya Sangeeta Siromani’ award was dedicated to him by the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Socio-Cultural Trust for his extraordinary contribution to devotional music on 4th November 2011 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

‘Baba Baidyanath Sangeeta Ratna’ Award

October 24, 2011

The ‘Baba Baidyanath Sangeeta Ratna’ award was conferred on Dr. Satpathy by ‘Tapasya Sangeet Academy’, Deoghar, Jharkhand for his exemplary contribution to the field of music.

‘Glorious Child of Mayurbhanj'

July 10, 2008

Felicitated by the ‘North Odisha University’, Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, as the ‘Glorious Child of Mayurbhanj’ on 11th July, 2008.

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Honoris Causa From Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

June 23, 2022

On the occasion of their 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st and 62nd combined Convocation ceremony held on 23rd Jun, 2022, the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati conferred upon Dr. Chandrabhanu Satpathy the prestigious title “Honoris Caussa” for his eminence and invaluable Philanthropic contributions.
Andhra Pradesh Hon'ble Governor and Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University Biswabhusan Harichandan participated virtualy from Raj Bhavan.


Honoris Causa (D.Lit.) From North Odisha University, Baripada

March 26, 2017

Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy ji was conferred with the D Lit (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his contribution to spiritual and literary excellence leadership on the 27 March 2017 on the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebrations of North Odisha University at Baripada by the Governor of Odisha & Chancellor of the University Shri S C Jamir. Baripada happens to be the native place of Dr. Satpathy ji.


It may also be mentioned here that Dr. Satpathy had instituted a Gold medal in the memory of his father Late Shri Gokul Chandra Satpathy for the student receiving the highest mark in BA (Hons) English. This year it was awarded to Miss Aparajita Ojha


Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)

April 18, 2014

On the occasion of their IIIrd convocation ceremony held on 19th April, 2014, the Siksha O Anusandhan University conferred upon him the prestigious title “Honoris Causa Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)” for his outstanding contribution in the field of science through the epic “Gopya Ru Agopya” authored by him.

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Honoris Causa (D.Litt.): Ravenshaw University

August 12, 2012

On the occasion of their Vth convocation ceremony held on 13th Aug, 2012, the prestigious Ravenshaw University conferred upon him the prestigious title “Honoris Caussa (D.Litt.)” for his eminence and invaluable contributions to the cause of public interest.

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Doctorate in Law (LLD)

May 01, 2012

On the occasion of their XVIIth convocation ceremony on 2nd May, 2012, the prestigious Berhampur University conferred upon him the prestigious title ‘Doctorate in Law (LLD)’ for his phenomenal contribution to the society.


Honoris Causa (D. Litt. – Vacaspati)

February 24, 2012

On the occasion of their XVth convocation ceremony on 25th February 2012, the prestigious Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth University, identified as the Center of Excellence for traditional sastras, conferred upon him the prestigious title ‘HonorisCausa (D. Litt. – Vacaspati)’. This is the highest honorary doctorate title of the University given to eminent people for their outstanding contribution to Sanskrit language and the traditional sastras. The said title was conferred upon him for his yeomen contribution to literature, his great spiritual insight, invaluable contribution towards fortification of national interests, the establishment of educational institutions, organization of and participation in national and international conferences.

Literary Accomplishments
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NALCO Kalidas Award (2022)

January 07, 2022

It's a proud moment for all of us as the prestigious annual recognition, NALCO Kalidas Award for the year 2022 was conferred upon Guruji Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy Ji for his immense contribution towards propagation of Sanskrit, at NALCO Auditorium, Bhubaneswar today i.e. 07th January, 2022 on the eve of 42nd NALCO Foundation Day celebration, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna CPSE, under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic situations, his sister Smt Niyati Mishra received the award on his behalf because of his unavailability.

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Kanta Kabi Purashkar

December 08, 2015

Conferred upon the “Kanta Kabi Purashkar", the highest award for writers in humour and satire in Odia Language at Satabdi Bhawan, Cuttack by Hasya Bikas Kendra for his contribution towards humour and satire in Odia language from 1965 to 1975.


Release of Shri Guru Bhagavat (Bhojpuri)

November 28, 2015

The first volume of Bhojpuri translation of the spiritual treatise ‘Shri Guru Bhagavat, Vol-I’ written by Dr. C B Satpathy was released by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation, Government of India, at KRIBHCO auditorium, Noida. On this occasion, a musical CD was also released, which carried the rendition of few verses of Shri Guru Bhagavat in Bhojpuri and Maithili language.


Marathi translation of the Volume-I of the spiritual treatise ‘Shri Guru Bhagwat’

October 30, 2015

The Marathi translation of the Volume-I of the spiritual treatise ‘Shri Guru Bhagwat’ was released by Shri Vinod Tawade, Hon’ble Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra and its first copy was presented to Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra.


Book Release Avyakt se Vyakt & Gujarati translation of Shri Guru Bhagavat

September 02, 2015

The books titled "Avyakt se Vyakt" (Hindi translation of Odia book Gopyaru Agopya) and the first volume of the Gujarati translation of Shri Guru Bhagavat, both authored by Dr. C. B Satpathy, were released at a function organised by Shirdi Sai Global Foundation at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during the Delhi Book Fair 2015 by His Excellency, the Governor of Gujarat, Shri O.P. Kohli, who was the Chief Guest. Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble MoS for Skill Development (Independent charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. ofIndia was the Guest of Honour.


Mahapurusha Jagannath Das Samman Award

April 16, 2011

‘Mahapurusha Jagannath Das Samman’ award by ‘The Maple and Dr D N Rath Foundation for Excellence in Odia Spiritual Literature’ was dedicated to him for his extraordinary contribution in devotional / spiritual literature on 17th April, 2011 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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