5T Secy Interacts with Odia Hockey Olympians

Bhubaneswar: Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian today interacted with Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas, who were part of the Indian Hockey teams which created history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The 5T Secretary, an athlete himself during his school days and a sports hostel graduate, interacted with the hockey Olympians at Kalinga Stadium here and congratulated them on their great performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

Pandian has been the force behind the initiatives to execute the vision of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to develop Odisha into a sporting powerhouse.

The Chief Minister handed over the cash award of Rs 2.5 crores to Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas. He also handed over the offer letter for appointment as Deputy Superintendent of Police in the State Police department. He appreciated the performance of the players in winning Bronze medal for the country.

Chief Minister handed over cash award of Rs 50 lakhs each to Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppo, who were part of the Indian Women’s Hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics.

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