News18 Odia is going to present a platform to highlight the contributions of businesspersons who rise beyond personal success and engage in welfare initiatives for the mass.
The regional news channel has announced News18 Odia ‘Atmanirbhar Odisha – Odisha Business Leadership Awards 2022’, its inaugural initiative of felicitating and recognising such changemakers who have worked dedicatedly for the upliftment and betterment of Odisha.
The celebration will be held at Mayfair Convention, Bhubaneshwar on September 25, from 5 pm onwards, along with a live telecast on News18 Odia.
The event will witness some of the magnificent names from across industries. It will be graced by chief guest Bishweswar Tudu – Union Minister of Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs, and Pratap Keshari Deb, Minister of Industries, MSME and Energy, Odisha government, as Guest of Honour.
The eminent guests for the event will be Sujata R Karthikeyan- Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Mission Shakti Department; Manoj Kumar Mishra, Secretary, Electronics and Information Technology Department, Government of Odisha; Manas Panda, Director, STPI (Software Technology Park of India); and Debasish Jena, Registrar, IIIT, Bhubaneswar.
Atmanirbhar Odisha is the cumulative effort of the editorial team of News18 Odia. Conducting a rigorous selection process to shortlist the best profiles out of numerous nominations, the team has selected awardees who have made their mark across various industries.
This gala ceremony is co-powered by Reliance Industries and Start-up Odisha.
The Electronic & Information Technology Department, Government of Odisha; Jindal Steel and Power, and Odisha Computer Application Centre, are the special partners for this event, supported by Apogee Mattress and NALCO – National Aluminium Company.