Odisha recommends Ace sprinter Dutee Chand for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Hockey player Birendra Lakra for Arjuna Award
Bhubaneswar, Jun 29 (UNI) The Odisha government has recommended ace sprinter Dutee Chand for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and international Hockey player Birendra Lakra for the Arjuna Award for the year 2021.
The Sports and Youth Services of Odisha government recommended the names of Odia sportspersons to the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
Besides Dutee Chand and Birendra Lakra, the government also recommended veteran Hockey Coach, Kalucharan Chaudhary for Dronacharya Award and former National record holder in 100m hurdles, Anuradha Biswal for Dhyan Chand Award.
The KIIT University & Odisha Mining Corporation have also been nominated for the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award.