BHUBANESWAR: In what could be called a rare honour for the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the urban local body has been chosen for the prestigious UN Sasakawa Award 2011 for disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Mayor Ananat Narayan Jena, who received the communication from the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Secretariat, said the BMC was selected by the UN Sasa