ODISHA’S  FIRST NAMES / CONSIDERED  AS OUR PRIDE

1- First Airport-Baripada

2- First All India Radio-Cuttack (Jan 28, 1948)

3- First Capital-Cuttack

4- First Children’s Magazine-Prabhat (1909)

5- First College- Ravenshaw College, Cuttack

6- First Daily News Paper- Utkal Dipika

7- First Electric Oven- Khan Nagar, Cuttack

8- First Engineering School- Bhubanananda School of Engineering, Cuttack

9- First Year Book- Orissa Year Book (English & Odia edition)

10- First Women Magazine-Asha

11- First Women Feature Magazine- Manorama

12- First Industrial Yellow pages- Orissa Industrial Yellow Pages

13- First Teacher Training School- Cuttack Normal School

14- First Textile Mills in Orissa- Orissa Textile Mills (OTM)

15- First River Dam & Longest- Hirakud

16- First Paper Factory- Brajarajnagar

17- First Cement Factory- Rajgangpur Cement factory

18- First Girls’ High School-Ravenshaw Girls’ High School

19- First Hindi Film in Orissa- Shodh

20- Film Talkies- Sitaram Vilas Talkies, Berhampur

21- First Highway-Jagannath Sadak

22- First Jute Mill-Konark Jute Mill, Dhanmandal

23- First Medical College- Sri Ram Chandra Bhanj Medical College, Cuttack

24- First Mahila Bank- Berhampur

25- First Magazine – Gyanaruna (1849)

26- First High School-Ravenshaw Collegiate High School, Cuttack

27- First Monthly Magazine- Nidaruna

28- First Odia Eastman Colour Film- Samaya

29- First Odia News Paper- Utkal Dipika (1866)

30- First Odia Business News Paper- Vanijya Bhittik Bazaar (1996)

31- First Odia Mid-day News Paper- Orissa Mid-day

32- First International General Knowledge with Current Affairs-

General Knowledge with Current Affairs (Manorama Publication)

33- First Odia Drama- Babaji

34- First Odia Color Film- Gapa Helebi Sata

35- First Odia Film Received President’s Award- Sri Lokanath

36- First Odia Mahakabya -Sarala Mahabharata

37- First Odia Video Film- Bahini

38- First Odia Tv Serial- Ahuti

39- First Odia Film-Sita Bibaha

40- First Odia Novel- Padmamali (1818)

41- First Printing Press- Utkal Printing Company, Puri

42- First Port- Chandabali

43- First Studio- Kalinga Studios, Bhubaneswar

44- First Seed Farm- Deras Farm

45- First Sanskrit University- Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University

46- First Superfast Train- Konark Express

47- First Tv Centre- Sambalpur

48- First Theatre- Odisha Theatre

49- First Test Tube Baby- Janaki

50- First University- Utkal University

51- First Women’s’ College- Shailabala Women’s’ College, Cuttack

52- First Hand Written Magazine- Kumkum