Bhubaneswar: In an initiative to honour prominent citizens from different fields, Odisha Television (OTV) hosted Odisha Citizens Award 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack recently.
The awards for the year went to Sanat Kumar Panda for Agriculture, Srikumar Misra for business, Prof Sunil Sarangi receives for education, Maguni Kanhar for Art and Culture, PCC president Prasad Harichandan for Politics, Dutee Chand for Sports, film director Sisir Mishra for Entertainment and Krushna Singh for Social Service.
For the first time, the Innovative Young Entrepreneur Award was given to 31-year old young entrepreneur Nrupal Das. The award, which is introduced by Falcon Group, includes a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. At the award ceremony, Falcon Group chief Tara Ranjan Patnaik honoured Das and gave the prize money.
Former police commissioner of Mumbai Arup Patnaik was the chief guest at the Odisha Citizens Award 2015 function.
Odisha Television Network’s co-founder and director Jagi Mangat Panda explained the core objectives of the Odisha Citizens Award.
The function was marked by colourful cultural programmes.
Since 2012, Odisha Television has been honouring personalities from different fields who have brought accolades for the State with their work every year.