Bhubaneswar: Prestigious Odisha Living Legend, Youth Inspiration Awards for 2018 conferred on notable personalities of Odisha here at The Crown Hotel, Bhubaneswar on Friday.
Notable Personalities like Ramakanta Rath, Sisir Mishra, Dr. Swarup Ranjan Mishra, Dutee Chand, Masako Ono, Mitrabhanu Gauntia, Gountia Mohammad Jamiullah, Daitari Naik, Santanu Mishra, Nagpuri Ramesh and J. K. Mohanty received 8th Odisha Living Legend Awards for 2018.
From this year Odisha Diary has introduced National Living Legend Award. The first ever National Living Legend Award 2018 was conferred on Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Odisha Youth Inspiration Awardees of 2018 included Saroj Dash in Social Service, Bharat Majhi in Literature, Rashmi Sahoo in Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Sandeep Kumar Patnaik in Public Policy, Padmini Panigrahi Art & Culture, Pramod Bhagat in Sports, Elina Samantray and Dilip Sahoo in Film Industry, Subhojit Sahu in Education and Social Service, Shri Naresh Mohapatra in NRO and special citation to Rudra Prasanna Rath for promoting social cause through social media.
Odisha Government’s MoSchool Abhiyan and not-for-profit initiative Kalahandi Dialogue received special appreciation from the award organizers. They were felicitated for their impactful work in past one year.