Bhubaneswar, Sept 22 (LocalWire): Sixteen youth icons and achievers including the country’s fastest sprinter Dutee Chand, were presented the maiden Odisha Youth Award by Odia Media, a publication and media house, today.
‘The Odisha Youth Award 2019, accorded recognition to young talents for their extraordinary excellence and contribution in different fields of art, sports, culture, entertainment, education, development and social service,’ Odia Media director Subhransu Panda said.
The award winners are:
·Politics: Anubhav Patnaik, adviser, E&IT department, government of Odisha
·Cinema: Archita Sahu, actress, Ollywood
·Sports: Dutee Chand, sprinter
·Dance: Saswat Joshi, 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, 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, novelist
·Entrepreneur: Anukul Agrawal, founder – training & consulting, Director – Jamtrans Logistics Private Limited
Odia Media organises several national and state-level annual festivals and award ceremonies, including Bhubaneswar Literary Festival, Koraput Literary Festival, Bhasha Festival, Odisha Excellence Award, Odisha Education Award, Odisha Media Conclave, and PEN IN BOOKS Young Author Award.