Odisha Living Legend Awards, established by OdishaDiary (OD) in 2011, is a novel way to acknowledge and honour great contributions to the state of Odisha. In 2012 we added an award for inspired young minds to connect the youth force with the living legends of our state. The objective has been to build future legends. In 2014 we have added OdishaInc awards to recognize great and inspiring initiatives in the business sphere of Odisha.

The event will be live webcast on our website and the recorded proceedings will be on our YouTube channel. OD being the leading news-portal on Odisha with more than 60,000 daily readers is uniquely positioned to make an impact through these awards. OdishaDiary, the pioneer in online news on Odisha, was founded on 11 November 2005. In last eight years 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 social, political, economic and spiritual development. On 2nd December 2015 OD completes ten years of its successful operation and enters its tenth year. The idea has been to celebrate the success stories of Odias. Like every year this year the function will be held in the state capital Bhubaneswar at MAYFAIR Hotel, on December 2, 2015, 6 P.M. On this occasion OdishaDiary will honour distinguished personalities, youth and business leaders from different fields of Odisha. The Odisha Living Legend and Youth Inspiration and Odisha Inc awardees will be nominated and/or selected by a committee/team of experts constituted by the OdishaDiary. 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 Odisha Living Legend Jury reserves the right to select any individual or institution even when there is no nomination from the awards committee and OdishaDiary readers.

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At least 11 awards in different categories have been identified to be bestowed upon successful people, in journalism, business, social service, art and culture. The diligent OD team and our valued volunteers will also be felicitated.
  • Excellence in Social Service
  • Excellence in Personal Achievement-NRO
  • Excellence in Business Leadership
  • Excellence in Literature
  • Excellence in Promoting Journalism
  • Excellence in Public Policy
  • Excellence in Film Industry
  • Excellence in Entrepreneurship
  • Excellence in Promoting Education
  • Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Excellence in SportsSpecial Citation
  • Excellence in Promoting Art & Culture
  • Excellence in Science Promotion