Bhubaneswar: Philanthropist Subhajit Sahoo bags Odisha Youth Inspiration Award for 2018 at 8th Odisha Living Legend Award 2018 organized at the temple city of Odisha on November 16. Odisha Diary Foundation conferred this prestigious laurel to Shri Sahoo in an effulgent event organized at the state capital.
Mr. Subhajit Sahoo received the award from Shri Pratap Jena, Hon’ble Minister of Health, Law and Information and Broadcasting and Shri Chanchalpathi Dasa, the Vice Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Shri Rashmi Ranjan Parida, the Founder-Chairperson of Odisha Diary Foundation. Shri Debasish Samantaray, convenor of Living Legend Awards joined Minister Shri Jena and Shri Dasa in felicitating Dutee Chand for his excellent and unparalleled contribution to social service and education.
Subhajit Sahoo is a Chartered Accountant in profession and has interests in social service, academic, legal, governance, finance & various program issues related to voluntary organizations in Asia & Africa. He has worked extensively in the area of education, environment, poverty reduction in Odisha and states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya & Manipur. His social work mostly focuses on promoting literacy in tribal areas. He has extensively travelled a large number of rural areas of the Indian subcontinent and worked in his capacity as project finance evaluator of many global NGOs. He has closely worked with agencies like IGSSS, eed-BFW, HIV-Aids Alliance, Future Generations USA, RGMMI, NORAD, WHH and provided services in the field of audit, accounting, finance & project monitoring.
Apart from Odisha Living Legend Awards, Odisha Diary Foundation conferred several youth icons with Odisha Youth Inspiration Awards, inspiring business leaders with OdishaInc Awards and two annual special citations to innovative initiatives. The Foundation has also introduced the National Living Legend Award from this year.
Odisha Diary celebrated its 14th foundation day and the 8th anniversary of the Living Legend Awards. The event was hosted by Ms Dikshya Tiwari and Mr Kamala Kanta Dash. Shri Rashmi Ranjan Parida delivered the welcome address. Ms Prachee Naik, the Cofounder, managed and coordinated the event and the official vote of thanks was offered by Shri Debasish Samantarya.
About Odisha Diary Foundation
Odisha Diary Foundation is a not-for-profit trust that organises and manages festivals and functions the Odisha Living Legend Awards, Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) and Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF). The foundation has been registered to carry forward the socio-cultural and capacity development activities of Odisha Media Info Services (OMIS). OMIS manages the leading online media platforms including that Odisha Diary, India Education Diary and OdishaInc. The foundation has taken KLF to Kandhamal and Koraput in last one year.