Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s youth icon Bikram Nayak made the country and state proud by winning International People Choice Leader Award for the year 2017.
Bikram is the only Indian to bag the prestigious award in the competition commenced on Facebook.
He was among nine finalists representing India among 45 countries in the competition. He impressed the juries giving all the answers in final round of the award competition.
The International People Choice Leader Award was presented to Bikram at a function at Swosti Hotel on Thursday.
After receiving the award, he expressed his gratitude to all the people for the honour.
“The award directs me to be more responsible in social service. I will discharge all my responsibilities,” Bikram said.
Messages and compliments poured for him on social media site Facebook congratulating him on his success.
Born to mother Sanjukta Nayak and father Rajkishore Nayak in Kakatpur area in Puri district, Bikram has created a unique identity for him with his dedication to work in field of social service in the past 16 years. He was the gold medalist in the subject social work.
Earlier, Odisha government had awarded Bikram for his contribution in field of social work.