2013 Odisha Living Legend Award Ceremony to be held on 13th November at Bhubaneswar
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com), the leading webportal to organize Odisha Living Legend Award 2013 Ceremony on 13th November 2013 at Jaydev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.
This year OdishaDiary is launching a brand new award to recognize great and inspiring initiatives in the business sphere of Odisha. The Odisha Inc Awards 2013 will be conferred on Business icons and entrepreneurs of the state who have excelled and inspired many minds in their respective fields.
On this occasion OdishaDiary group will launch business portal www.odishainc.com . Odisha Living Legend Awards established by OdishaDiary (OD) in 2011, has been recognised as a novel way to acknowledge and honour great contributions to Odisha. The idea of Living Legend Award is slightly different from the Life Time Achievement Award.
Odisha Diary considers those people and their initiatives as Living Legends who have made seminal contribution to their chosen fields and have impacted the Odia society at large. They are proud Odias who continue to work and inspire the second and third generations of Odias to follow their path. From last two years leading Odias like Tulasi Munda, Sitakanta Mohapatra, Jharana Das, Dilip Tireky, Chittiama, Smt Manorama Mahapatra , Bibhuti Patnaik , Uttam Mohanty, Dr. Subhakanta Behera , Nilamadhav Panda, Dr. Santrupta Mishra, Kishore Mania etc were awarded as Living Legends. This years addition of Odisha Inc Award is twofold; one is to recognize and promote the great and inspiring initiatives in the business sphere of Odisha and the second is to connect them to their motherland for the development of the sate.
OdishaDiary, the pioneer in online news on Odisha, was founded on 11 November 2005. In last nine years the OD has fast entrenched itself in the lives of a young and dynamic readership on Odisha throughout the globe.
Nevertheless, OdishaDiary’s central focus remains on the lived experiences of Odias and their overall socio-cultural, political, economic, human and spiritual development.
On 11th November 2011 OD completed six years of its successful operation. On this occasion of 6th Foundation Day, OdishaDiary.co had set up annual Odisha Living Legend Awards. The idea has been to celebrate the success stories of Odias. Like last year this year the function will be held in the state capital Bhubaneswar at Jaydev Bhawan, on November 10, 2012. On this occasion Odishadiary will honour distinguished personalities and youth leaders from different fields of Odisha.
The Odisha Living Legend, Odisha Inc and Youth Inspiration awardees will be nominated and/or selected by a committee/team of experts constituted by the Orissa Diary. If required the committee or a group of members of the Awards Committee may undertake a field visit to get firsthand knowledge of achievements claimed by a reader/nominator/awards committee in support of their entry for the award. OD team has conducted extensive telephonic conversation with independent panel members located in India and abroad to prepare a final list. On the basis of past exemplary work, impact and legacy Orissa Diary Team reserves the right to select any individual or institution even when there is no nomination from the awards committee and OrissaDiary readers.
Category of Odisha Living Legend Awards for 2013:
1. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Social Service)
2. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Business Leadership)
3. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Promoting Education)
4. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Science Promotion)
5. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Promoting Art & Culture)
6. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Literature)
7. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Sports)
8. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Film Industry)
9. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Personal Achievement-NRO)
10. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Public Policy)
11. Odisha Living Legend Award (Excellence in Journalism)
Category of Odisha Youth Inspiration Awards for 2013
1. Inspiration in Social Service
2. Inspiration in Film Industry
3. Inspiration in Entrepreneurship
4. Inspiration in Sports
5. Inspiration in Promoting Art & Culture
6. Inspiration in Science Promotion
Odisha Inc Awards: Categories
1. Odisha Inc Inclusive Business Innovation Award
2. Odisha Inc Corporate Social Responsibility Award
3. Odisha Inc Brand Ambassador Award
4. Odisha Inc Business Leader Award
5. Odisha Inc Women Business Leader Award
6. Odisha Inc Hospitality Leader Award
7. Odisha Inc Digital Award