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Life smiles at Ina, since her birth in the Temple city of Bhubaneswar. She is born in an affluent family of Late Er. Nilakantha Satapathy, retired Chief Engineer of Govt. of Odisha and Mrs. Sailabala Satapathy, a caring and affectionate housemaker with two brothers and one sister. She is daughter-in-law of late Chandrasekhar Purohit, an illustrious retired administrative officer of Govt. of Odisha and Smt.Chitrarekha Purohit, an affectionate, disciplined & religious housewife. Ina has done her Graduation in Economics from the legendary Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, one of the premier institutions of India and graduation in Law from M.S. Law College, Cuttack. With an earnstren to explore new horizons of life, she has done her graduation in Fashion Designing from INIFD, Bhubaneswar too. She is a graduate in Odissi Vocal and now pursuing 3rd year in Hindustani Vocal . She has created a space for herself, in whichever field she has entered into. She is a ‘C’ Certificate holder in NCC and has won Gold Medal in Signals. In 1992, she was recognised as the Best Cadet at the State level. She was also been selected in NCC for youth Exchange programme at Canada. She is the proud alumni of Secondary Board High School, Cuttack.
Ina is blessed to have Rtn. PHF .Er. Bighnaraj Purohit as her life partner who is ever supportive, efficacious, tenacious, radiant and kind hearted. Mr.Purohit is a Civil Engineer in the Department of Water Resources, Government of Odisha.The loving couple is blessed with one son Aashutosh Purohit who is presently a BioMedical Engineer in Amgen, California.
Along with taking care of the family and friends,she has left no stone unturned to spread herself to various facets of Life. She is a leading Financial consultant in HDFC Life and an achiever of MDRT, for six times. She is a compeer in All India Radio, Cuttack,a member of Jeevan Rekha Theatre Group . She has registered herself as a member of Odisha High Court Bar Association, Cuttack. She is also the Honorary Treasurer of SAHAYA, Red Cross Centre for Special Children (a unit of Odisha State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society).
Ina, as the name stands, has always said ‘na’ (no) to ‘I’, thus she always believes in ‘WE’. She is always keen on helping the downtrodden of the Society in skill development and helping the needy 8 students for Higher Technical Study, which has attracted her to Join Inner Wheel.
After a prolonged contribution and dedication to the family, she joined Inner Wheel Club of Bargarh in 2004-05 to work for a wider sphere of Society. Then she shifted to Cuttack in 2005 and joined Inner Wheel Club of Cuttack Silvercity in 2010. After that She has never looked back in her Inner Wheel journey. Ina has tried her level best to justify each and every post she has hold in Inner Wheel. Her thrust area has always been on Environment, Special able Children and Branding Inner Wheel. Some of her works are, Fund Raising PGM “Mukti The Freedom” by & for the Special able children, Multi District Rally cum Seminar on “Go Green –The Paradise Regained Through Friendship with Nature”, Go Green Rally & Park for Special Able Children,Save The Sparrow Movement, Rain Water Harvesting Project, Girls’ Toilet Construction, Wheel Chair Donations, Clean Cuttack Movement. For Branding, she has promoted IW Jute bags with Go Green & Save Water tips, IW Table top calenders, IW hand fans, IW Piggy Banks, IW coasters, IW Pens, IW Ludo IW Powerbank and many more.
Ina has successfully handled almost all the posts she held at club level with dedication, sincerity, commitment, for which she has been recognized & acknowledged by the District always. In 2014-15, she entered into the District as Dist. ISO and hosted Multi-District-Rally-Cum-ISO Meet ‘Ujjwalla’, Tiny Magnet ISO Flag of District-326 was released. Inorder to justify the motto of IW, i.e, Friendship and Service, during her Multi district Rally, She had donated bird feeders and arranged Smart Cane Sticks to donate to 20 blind persons along with the club ISOs. Ina has participated and outshined in many inter-district competitions. As the District ISO, she has received ISO Queen Award in District 302 & 312 MDR and Best Dance Award in District 301 Rally. As the District Editor, She organized District Editor Meet ‘Srujana’ for the first time in the District and has donated a library and books to a tribal school along with all club editors. During her tenure of District Treasurer, District got its PANCard. This year she led the combined Inner Wheel, Rotary Contingent with Inner Wheel Flag for the first time in the State Republic Day Parade. She had also received appreciation as the ‘Best District Treasurer’ from Association. In the year 2017-18, Ina became the District Secretary. She compiled the second edition of District History Book. Ina as the District ESO, coordinated and organized Multi District Seminar and Workshop on “Membership Growth and Retention, ‘Vriddhi’ – The Expansion. Two new Healthy Clubs were created and onesick Club was revived with a record increase of membership growth of 6%. During her tenure as District Vice Chairman, she had coordinated and conducted District Seminar cum Workshop 9 on Mission Mamta,”Jashoda.. The Motherhood” & represented District in the symposium in East Zone Meet in Guwahati.
Ina has attended several Inner Wheel Events of the Association as well as IIW. She has attended 2 IIW Conventions and 3 Triennial Conferences as Voting Delegate and has served as Stewardess, in the 14th Triennial Conference at Kolkata. She participated in South Asia Rally in Mumbai. She has attended four East Zone Meets, one south zone Meet and nine Association Presidents’ Installation ceremonies. In 2016-17 in the Association event, Fellowship Meet ‘Prem Prateek’, she was one of the Co-ordinators and Media Promoter. In 2018-19, she acted as the Organizing Secretary in the East Zone Meet hosted by District 326. Besides this, Ina has also attended the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the IW Clubs in India “Darpan” at New Delhi and the 50th Year Celebration of IIW, “Swarnamanjari” in Varanasi and the National Meet “Miration” at Udaipur. She has also attended the Inter District Friendship Meet of District 308 at Kuruskhetra, Multi District Rally ”Raas” of District 301, Pearl Jubilee Celebration of IWC Giridih, District 325 and has done many Inter District Projects too.
Known by her Zodiac, the Lioness, Ina is independent, brave & swift & loves to execute skill with precision and Team work. As the Lioness, she loves to present herself gracefully. If you go by the common abbreviationsof INA, i.e, Indian National Army, she is disciplined & very much focused on her goal and always believes in;
I - Innovate N - Nurture & A - Adapt
She never leaves her individual characteristics and loves to spread happiness, wherever she goes with her ever beaming smile on her face. Ina Purohit is benevolent, effervescent, sassy, focused, tenacious, tolerant, target oriented, well organized and versatile. In whichever field she has dived into, she has broken the ice. Travelling is her passion and singing & exploring new thing is her hobby. The only secret of her success is her perseverance and firm faith on God.
Her Tagline is “If We Can Dream, We Can Do It”.
Remember the Mantra of 5 Ps:
Perfect Plan Prevents Poor Performance