Vice President, OSA
Born in Burla, Pradeep Mohapatra had finished his schooling mostly in Puri district. After graduating from REC (now NIT), Rourkela in 1992, he worked at Indian & USA based companies on various capacity in Information Technology industry. He was always culturally & socially active throughout his student & professional career. Currently, he is an active member of a non-profit organization called SAHEET (Society of Arts, Health, Education, Environment and Technology) whose main office located at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. His insatiate passion for social work got him earnestly involved with OSA NYNJ from the year 2003 when OSA convention was held in New Jersey.
Pradeep is a dedicated volunteer for OSA as well as other organizations ("India Cultural Society- NJ" - Mahatma Gandhi Center & Hindu Temple www.gandhicenter.org; "Red Cross USA" ) working towards spreading Lord Jagannath Culture, and being involved in humanitarian activities. According to Pradeep, every Odiya who is residing outside of Orissa is an unofficially self appointed ambassador of Orissa. He/she should be aware of his/her behavior, which reflects Orissa’s culture to the fellow residences. Hence, Pradeep is quite serious about OSA’s present and future, as he believes that OSA is the righteous platform to disseminate Orissa’s rich heritage to our descendants. He is also actively involved in organizing 2009 OSA Convention. Pradeep was awarded 2008 OSA “Youth Volunteer” award.