Oxfam India honours 19 ‘Agents of Change’ in Odisha

Oxfam India honours 19 ‘Agents of Change’ in Odisha

(Left to right) Akshay Kumar Bismal, Regional Manager, Bhubaneswar, Oxfam India; Eminent writer Shakuntala Baliyarsingh;  and Panchanan Kanungo, Former Minister of Finance Government of Odisha felicitating a winner.

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Bhubaneswar: Last week, at an event organised by Oxfam India and its partners we felicitated 19 ‘Agents of Change’ at IDCOL Auditorium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. 

The event is organized every year, to recognize the immense contributions made by the community leaders belonging to various districts, to address the development issues. 

Through their leadership and consistent efforts these individuals have been able to bring in a change in their respective communities in Odisha. 

“We salute these community leaders for their noble contribution to bring positive changes at the community level,” said Akshay Kumar Bismal, Regional Manager, Odisha, Oxfam India

Akash Das Nayak, Member of Legislative Assembly, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma, Commissioner of Police Bhubaneswar, Sri Panchanan Kanungo, Former Minister of Finance Government of Odisha and eminent writer Shakuntala Baliyarsingh attended the event.

Community leaders felicitated at the event for their work towards positive change in the region

Community leaders felicitated at the event for their work towards positive change in the region

Who are these Agents of Change?

These 19 Agents of Change are working on issues of small holder’s agriculture, natural resource management, right to food, health, education, violence against women and disaster risk reduction across Odisha.

They are a select few amongst the many community members who have been contributing to bring in a positive change. 

Through the continuous engagement with our partners these leaders have now an understanding of the issues in their community. They have been the front runners in bringing about change in the lives of many of their fellow community members. 

Cultural performances by an eminent dance group.

Watch this space for more updates on Agents of Change from other states!

 

Photo Credits: Oxfam India Bhubaneswar team

 

 

 

 

 

 


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