The Times of India ICON of Odisha-2011 conferred on Dr. Samanta
The Times of India Odisha Icon 2011 Awards was conferred on 16 eminent odia personalities at a glittering function held in Bhubaneswar. Each category had a popular choice and a jury’s choice awards. Cine Artist Jharana Das was the Guest of Honour. The recipients were Anubhav Mohanty, Baladev Maharatha (art and culture); Harihar Das, Binash Kumar & Group (live Entertainment); Charchit Mishra, Subhrakant Panda (family business); Kiran Manisha Mahanty, Pratima Puhan & Pramila Prava Minz (sports); Achyuta Samanta (social service); Navin Kandol, Ayaskanta Mohanty (entrepreneur); Rakshyaka Nayak and Akshaya Behere (Literature) and Dr. Bidyut Dash, Ramesh Swain (professionals). The award was supported by NM Group Institutions Assotech, MBC TV, Red FM, Samaya, Mindfire Solutions and OEU.