In order to promote literary activity among the girls of Odisha, particularly those who are college or university students in the state, an endowment has been established by Padma Bhusan Bhakta Bhusan Rath. The award named “SUSHAMA (PANGRAHI) RATH AWARD,” a distinguished alumnus of the 1st Women’s College of Odisha, will be presented to the recipient in the form of cash prize and a certificate.