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Sunita Lakra, Amit Rohidas receive Biju Patnaik sports award
Sportslogon Team August 29th 2018


Bhubaneswar : International women player Sunita Lakra and Indian men hockey team defender Amit Rohidas awarded with Biju Patnaik Sports Award (BPSA) for outstanding performance in sports and games 2017 here at Kalinga Stadium on Wednesday,while Biju Patnaik Bravery Award was conferred on Mamata Dalei, Pankaj Kumar Mahanta and Biswajit Puhan.

Sunita and Amit both are in the national team and taking part in the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta. They get the citation along with cash award of Rs 2 Lakhs each.

Odisha Weightlifting Association secretary Narayan Sahu and Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd were received the BPSA for best contribution to promotion of sports and games, he received cash award of Rs 1 Lakh.

Renowned athletic coach SAI Patiala, Sanjay Garnaik was got the BPSA for excellence in coaching, while Sujit Kumar Das adjudged BPSA in sports journalism. Sanjay and Sujit received cash award of Rs 1 Lakh and Rs 50,000 respectively.

Chief Minister congratulate all the award winners on their achievements and wish them further success in their sporting endeavors. I hope they would continue to bring glory to the country and our state, while felicitating the Biju Patnaik Sports and Bravery Award-2017 winners. .
This news was added and updated on : August 29th 2018
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