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6 Cr For Pramod Bhagat

Odisha Government will provide Rs 6 crore and a Group-A post job to shuttler Pramod Bhagat for winning a Gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

Very soon, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will felicitate Pramod here and handover the cheque and the appointment letter, officials said on Wednesday.

Pramod Bhagat, Para-badminton Gold medal winner at Tokyo Paralympics is eligible for the cash award of Rs 6 crore.

He will be handed over the cheque by the Chief Minister after his arrival in Bhubaneswar.

He will also be eligible for a Group-A level government job, Sports and Youth Services Department said in a statement.

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 July 8, 2021 and wished them good luck.

To motivate them, he 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.

The government has also provided a grant of Rs 15 lakh as support for their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The State has already handed over the cheques for Rs 2.5 crore to Odisha players in the Bronze medal winning Indian Hockey Team – Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas.

The State Government is proud of the achievements of our Olympians and para-Olympians and will continue to support them for their future championships.