48th OSA Convention – Remembrance, Recognition, and Awards
During General Body Meeting a moment of silence was observed in memory of Dr. Gauri Das, OSA’s founding president, Mrs. Sworna Senapati and Mr. Sujeet Mohanty who are no longer with us. They were remembered for their contributions to the society and Odia community at large.
Volunteer Appreciation Plaques were presented to Mr. Srikant Sarangi, Mr. Pratap Rout and Mr. Jagannath Patra from the Bahamas.
OSA Nomination Based Awards (announced previously with brief biographies – published in Urmi)
Dr. Sukant Mohapatra – Distinguished Odia Award
Dr. Basant Mohapatra – Arun Das Memorial Kalashree Award
Ms. Jessika Baral – Subrina Biswal Award for Academic Excellence
Mr. Anshuman Mishra – Youth Volunteer Award
OSA Participation Awards
Meghna Memorial Award for Creative Writing (Sr.)
Amrita Sahu, VA (1st Prize)
Priyanka Choudhury, NJ (2nd Prize)
Aaryana Rajanala, NJ (3rd Prize)
Meghna Memorial Award for Creative Writing (Jr.)
Sumedha Jena, NJ (1st Prize)
Ananya Pradhan, NJ (2nd Prize)
Dhruv Das, MD(3rd Prize)
Below participants received Outstanding Performance Award Certificates under following categories for their excellent performances during 48th OSA Convention. In addition each participant received $100 Amazon gift card.
Subrina Biswal Performing Arts-Jr
Subrina Biswal Performing Arts -Sr
OSA Got Talent-Tiny Tot
OSA Got Talent- Jr
Shobhna Sahoo, Eesha Ray
Debasnata and Debabandya Dash
OSA Got Talent- Sr
Alisha & Anisha Senapati
Sanjana Sahoo and Anwesha Sarangi
2017 Pramode Patnaik Inter-chapter Drama
Washington DC and Ohio Chapter (Joint recipients)
Congratulations to all participants and awardees.
OSA awards 2017 – Call for Nomination
Like previous years, this year OSA is inviting its members to nominate the deserving candidates for the OSA awards in various categories. We would like to request Chapter representatives and local Odia community leaders (where OSA chapter doesn’t exist) to circulate the following information in their local community networks.
Following are the Award categories.
Nomination Based OSA Awards (Submission Deadline March 31st, 2017)
Following three awards are open to all odia youth whose parents need not be OSA members
The deadline for sending the nominations for OSA awards is March 31st, 2017. This date has been chosen to make sure that the Award Committee will get adequate time for the judging process and the recipient will get reasonable amount time to plan to attend the convention personally to receive the award. The deadline is final and not subject to change.
Mrs. Anjana Chowdhury of MD, USA has graciously agreed to lead the Award Committee with Mrs. Eva Mohanty and Mrs. Swapnalata Rath for the year 2017.
Nominations for all awards (except for Meghna Memorial Award and Samik Singh Kalinga Youth Entrepreneurship Award) should be sent to Award Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the Awards Committee members: Anjana Choudhury (email@example.com), Eva Mohanty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Swapna Rath (email@example.com).
Awards requiring documentary proofs such as recommendation letters for Subrina Biswal Award for Academic Excellence (Competition) must be mailed by US/Canada post to Mrs. Anjana Choudhury, 20612 Summer Sweet Terrace, Germantown, MD 20876.
Articles for Meghna Memorial Award must be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is April 20th, 2017
Samik Singh Kalinga Youth Entrepreneurship Awards the Phase 1 business plan must be mailed to email@example.com. The deadline for submission is May 1st, 2017. For further information on Samik Singh Kalinga Youth Entrepreneurship Awards, please visit http://www.kalingaventures.org/whatwedo.php#bpc
Please check out OSA Award web page for full/other details http://www.odishasociety.org/osa-awards/