Utkal grew up in various places of Odisha experiencing rich culture and heritage of diverse Odisha. With a successful career in the industry of Information Technology and passion for Odia culture and heritage he has significantly contributed to various initiatives of the Odisha Society of the Americas. A warm personality to talk to and strong work ethics he has been a tremendous team player to any organization he has associated with. Utkal has always contributed various local communities and communities linked to Odisha for many years. Some of his significant contribution to The Odisha Society of the Americas (OSA) are - Website modernization, Delivering Cultural Events using online platforms, Streamlining membership acquisition process, Enhance Social Media presence, Build stronger bond between OSA and eminent personalities of Odisha. His passion about bringing youths and next generation to support the global Odia diaspora makes him an effective youth leader. His relentless effort to build a new image for Odia culture and Odia community is often admired.