Acid burnt her body but love strengthened her soul. 24year Pramodini Roul of Jagatsingpur, (an acid survivor) set to begin a new innings of her life. Her beau is 26year old Saroj Sahu of Cuttack . On May 2009 an one-sided lover had attacked her by throwing acid on her disfiguring her face and leaving her with severely compromised eyesight. Pramodini spent seven agonising months in SCB medical. She was forbidden for around five years in her house in Tirtol. Pramodini’s friendship with Saroj brought about much- needed change and positivity during the difficult days. After a surgery in Chennai in September last year, Pramodini regained partial vision in her left eye. This a very good story for those who struggles a lot for different reasons like this to lead a normal life in our society giving a ray of hope to others. Because life is valuable and from here a new life can begin.
Prerana 2018 Schedule
Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda Director & Co-founder OTV Network.
Hotel Mayfair (Convention Hall), Bhubaneswar, 3rd March 2018
- 6.00 pm : Welcome address & Programme Launch (Chup Rahibi Kete Din.. Mun Nari Mu Kahibi).
- 6.05 pm – 6.10 pm: Theme song presentation by Ananya Nanda
- 6.10 pm – 7.00pm : Panel discussion with Ms. Tisca Chopra (Eminent Actress), Mr. Asish Vidyarthi (Eminent Actor) and Ms. Jagi Mangat Panda (Director, OTV) on the topic – “Chup Rahibi Kete Din.. Mun Nari Mu Kahibi”
- 7.00pm – 7.20pm : Prize Distribution
- 7.20 pm – 7.25 pm : Celebration and Closing
- 7.30 pm : High Tea
- Tisca Chopra, (Eminent Actress) .
- Mr. Asish Vidyarthi (Eminent Actor)
OTV, the leading news channel in Odisha, has celebrated many milestones in its eventful journey since 1997. OTV Prerana, a panel discussion on women-centric themes to mark the International Women's Day, is our latest endeavour to debate gender issues in a candid manner. Prerana is also an occasion to honour intrepid women who overcame gender barriers to chart out new paths in society. The objective of Prerana is to offer women a platform to speak fearlessly about issues which are either being brushed aside or swept under the carpet in a patriarchal society. In a nutshell, OTV Prerana wants women to speak their minds without any inhibitions on pressing issues which hinder their social mobility and economic independence.
45 yearold Sumani Sabar is a Dibyang. Born with no legs. But she does not surrender . Rather she determines to lead a life by not depending upon others help. Now she is not a burden on others but takes the responsibility of her family. Her family is comprised of a young brother who suffers from diseases. Sumani maintains her younger brother’s family having her wife, 3 children and her own mother. Her small Kirana shop ( Grossery shop) in her Mahulbhatta village has now become a big shop. She moves by the Tri-cycle to the market and does her daily works . Adding this , she has been the lone member to teach her 3 nephews who studies in schools. She is Dibyang. She is not married. But she lives a life of her own. She has been inspiring people across her village and in fact is a source of inspiration for our society. Her struggling lifestyle proves that nothing is impossible in this world if you have the strong determination to lead a life.
35 year old Riturani Sasmal is working for the disposal of un identified dead bodies found in different areas of capital Bhubaneswar. She has been creamating those unidentified bodies for the cause of society. In 1997 Riturani gets married . She has 2 daughters with her. But her husband fell in love with other girl and gets married to that girl. Out of frustration Riturani attempted to end her life. But life takes a different turn after she was rescued by the Pradip Seva trust , the organisation works for disposing un indentified dead bodies. She was inspired by the noble works of the trust and dicides to work for the cause of the society. Since 2013 Riturani has been disposing more than 2000 unknown dead bodies and creamated with proper rituals. Her ambition is to make an Old age home for the neglected people in our society.
Nilima Topno: A single woman who leads the Athkosia Adivasi Ekta Manch is the president of this organisation. The people of 61 villages are associated with this organisation. She is a change maker and working on forest right act and ecological farming. She is the source of motivation for the farmers and provide support through Centre for Integrated Rural & Tribal Development (CIRTD).
Sapana Tia, (A Dream), The Odia Film made exclusively by the real autistic children. Milan is the director the film. Apart from this, She is working for Child cancer patients. Also working for animal and visit to orphan animal home at Kenya, Africa.