Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s leading media and publishing house Odia Media hosted the maiden edition of Odisha Youth Award, here on Sunday.
BJD Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab and eminent author Dash Benhur graced the award ceremony presided over by director of Odia Media Subranshu Panda.
Here is the complete list of awardees: POLITICS: Anubhav Patnaik, Adviser- E & IT Department, Govt. of Odisha CINEMA: Archita Sahu, Celebrated Actress, Ollywood SPORTS: Dutee Chand, Acclaimed sprinter DANCE: Saswat Joshi, Acclaimed Odissi Dancer JOURNALISM: Choudhury Amitav Das, Chief Reporter, Sambad MUSIC: Dipti Rekha Padhi, Playback Singer EDUCATION: Anil Pradhan, Founder & Educator- International Public School for Rural Innovation SOCIAL SERVICE: Kalpasa Ankita Shaw, Brand Ambassador- Ankita Shaw Foundation ART: Kanta Kishore Moharana, Acclaimed Sculptor LITERATURE: Rabinarayan Dash, Author COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Rudra Prasanna Rath, Social Media Activist LEADERSHIP: Subhransu Ojha, CEO, Vajirao IAS Academy ENTERTAINMENT: Subrat Swain, Lyricist NUTRITION & WELLNESS: Smriti Mohapatra, Director- Charm Delgado Health Care EMERGING AUTHOR: Abhisek Pani, Young Novelist ENTREPRENEUR: Anukul Agrawal, Founder- 4.0 Training & Consulting, DirectorJamtrans Logistics Private Limited SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR MODELING : Lavanya Das.
The purpose of the Odisha Youth Award 2019 is to recognize young talents for their extraordinary excellence and contribution in different fields of art, sports, culture, entertainment, education, development and social service, said Odia Media director Panda.