Odisha Govt to Provide Cash Reward of Rs 6 Crore to Pramod Bhagat

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will provide cash reward of Rs 6 crore to ace para shuttler Pramod Bhagat for winning historic gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

Pramod Bhagat will be handed over the cheque by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after his arrival in Bhubaneswar.

Bhagat will also be eligible for a Group A level government job, an official release said.

The State Government is committed to support the sportspersons and para . sportspersons to achieve their potential . Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik interacted with the Odisha Olympians and para – Olympian who had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on 8th July 2021 and wished them good luck .

To motivate them, the Chief Minister also announced cash awards for achieving medals – Rs 6 crore for Gold medal , Rs 4 crore for the Silver medal and Rs 2.5 crore for the Bronze medal .
A grant of Rs 15 lakhs was provided as support for their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The Odisha players in the Bronze medal winning Indian Hockey Team – Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas – were handed over the cheques for Rs 2.5 crores immediately after their arrival in Bhubaneswar.

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