Sushama (Panigrahi) Rath Best Award: Ms. Deeptimayee Behera Article Title: “Ethical Vaccination: Need of the present era” Samanta Chandrasekhar Autonomous College, Puri Merit Award: Ms. Aditi Choudhury Article Title: “Education: Restructuring The Nation” D.A.V School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar. Merit Award: Ms. Nirlipta Patra Article Title: Power of Remembrance B.B.Mahavidyalaya, Harichandanpur, Keonjhar. Winner Article Winner_Article_2021
An endowment is established in the name of Mrs. Sushama Rath, daughter of the Late Lingaraj Panigrahi, Chief Justice, Minister, and Speaker of the state assembly, wife of Dr. Bhakta B. Rath. She was a distinguished graduate from Shailabala Women’s College and followed by two master’s degrees in English and American literature from Allahabad University, India and Washington State University, USA. She was a member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa and served as a member of a teaching faculty at the Washington State University and the University of Pittsburgh. She later served as the senior program analyst of the Northern Virginia Community College system. She was a strong supporter of many charitable institutions and served as the first lady of ASM International during her husband’s tenure as President of the society. Consistent with Late Mrs. Sushama (Panigrahi) Rath’s recognition, for her life-long commitment to the English literature, this award was created to promote, creative writing among the young women students of Odisha.