Bhubaneswar, 12/08/2013: The 2nd edition of one of the Odisha’s most prestigious multi trade award function ‘Showcase Odisha Awards’ has been organized here at Hotel Swosti Premium on (Sunday) 11th Aug’13 by Prelude Novel Ventures Pvt. Ltd (PNVPL) a premier Media, Communications & Events Company of the state. 10 iconic Odia personalities from different trades were felicitated by the prestigious award for their contribution towards bringing National and International recognition for themselves as well as for the State/Nation.
The Prestigious award function was organised under the banner of the quarterly magazine, ‘Showcase Odisha’, which is an initiative of PNVPL to showcase the positives of the state of Odisha to the world at large. The endeavour is to project Odisha’s rich heritage, culture, art, music, architecture &indigenous knowledge as a positive, along with the abundance of natural resources and business & Investment opportunities.
The programme started with a conclave on ‘Showcasing Odisha – The brand versus its reputation’ where 7 eminent personalities namely Mr. Nilamadhab Panda, Film Maker, Dr. Arabinda Kumar Padhi, RDC, Central Division, Mr. Sandeep Das, Group head, Reliance Jio Infocom, Mr. Vishal Dev, CMD, IDCO, Mr. JK Mohanty, MD, Swosti Group, Mrs. Monika Nayar Pattnaik, JMD, Eastern Media and Mr. Debashish Pattnaik, Founder Dalma Restaurant participated to discuss the role of proper brand reputation management in industrial and economic growth of the state. The conclave was moderated by Mr. Nilamber Rath, CEO, Odisha Live. After the conclave, unveiling of the quarterly magazine, ‘Showcase Odisha’ was done by Mr. Arun Kumar Sahu, Minister, Energy and I&PR, GoO.
Many leaders from varied backgrounds starting from Administrative to Political, Corporate to Media and sports to art & culture were present at the function to witness the 2nd edition of the award function where 10 iconic personalities from varied fields like film & entertainment, corporate, entrepreneurship, sports, tourism, art & culture, music, business leadership, science & technology and education awarded by the prestigious ‘Acrux Showcase Odisha Awards-2013’. Apart from this, 150 entertainers having artistic expertise of varied areas like fashion, music, dance etc. entertained the crowd through their live performances. Various ‘Voice of Odisha’ artists performed to make the evening more melodious and entertaining. Indian Idol Junior Odia participant Aryon Dash was felicitated in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ramesh Swain, MD, Acrux Realcon (title sponsor of the event) emotionally stated, “we the whole Acrux family feel privileged to have ourselves with these real heroes of our beloved state”. We congratulate all the award winners and are very much thankful to everybody who was present in the event making it a huge success from the bottom of our heart, he further added. Describing the event as a huge success, Mr. Rahul Swain, young architect and Director of Acrux Realcon, thanked all the performers for ultimate entertainment and Team Prelude for conceptualization and smooth execution of the event.
Sharing his idea behind the event, Mr. Satyabrat Ratho stated, “Showcase Odisha Awards was instituted with a commitment to salute, felicitate and acknowledge the success stories and the heroes from Odisha who have excelled in their respective fields and have made themselves, their families, the state and the country proud by their achievements. And today it presented its 2nd edition successfully which might not be possible without the committed support of all of you people especially the Media and the Sponsors and the entire Showcase Odisha team”. As long as the Odias will repeat their success stories to make history, this forum will continue to salute them through this event, he added.
Mr. Sunil Kishorepuria, Director Sagar Business Pvt. Ltd. The co-sponsor for the event was also present in the event stated I feel honoured to be a part of the grand show and I congratulate all the winners.
|NANDITA DAS||GLOBAL ICON- FILM|
|SANDIP DAS||GLOBAL LEADER -CORPORATE|
|DEBASHISH PATTNAIK||EMERGING ODIA BRAND|
|RANJIB BISWAL||GLOBAL LEADER- SPORTS|
|J K MOHANTY||GLOBAL LEADER – HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM|
|MEERA DAS||GLOBAL ICON – ART AND CULTURE|
|AKSHAY KUMAR PARIJA||GLOBAL ICON – BUSINESS|
|HARI PRASAD CHAURASIA||SHOWCASE ODISHA – LEGENDARY AWARD|
|DR. DIBYENDU NANDI||GLOBAL ICON- SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
|DR. MANORANJAN NAYAK||GLOBAL ICON- EDUCATION|