Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also felicitated all the four players at a special ceremony in Kalinga Stadium today.
The State Department of Sports and Youth Services has nominated the name of ace para shuttler for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, country's highest honour in sports, for the year 2021.
Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Odisha was adjudged as the ‘Best State’ for promotion of sports at the Sportstar ACES Awards 2020 held in Mumbai on Monday. Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera received the award for the State. This is the second consecutive year that the State has won the award in the same category. Odisha’s ace para badminton player […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Four female hockey players from Odisha, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Deep Grace Ekka and Lilima Minz have been picked in the Indian Women’s Hockey squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The 18-member women’s squad for the prestigious competition was announced […]
Bhubaneswar: International hockey defender Dipsan Tirkey will be presented with the 25th Ekalabya Puraskar 2017 instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) today at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). Tirkey, who recently played for the Indian team in the Men’s Hockey World League held in Bhubaneswar will receive a cash award of Rs […]
Deep Grace Ekka was one of the four women hockey players from Odisha to be a part of the triumphant Indian team in the Asia Cup 2017 campaign. Ekka brought laurels for the country with her contribution which ensured team’s automatic qualification for the next year’s World Cup scheduled at London. As the rising sports […]
Bhubaneswar: Hockey player Dipsan Tirkey will receive the prestigious 25th Ekalabya Puraskar 2017, instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), the charitable wing of the IMFA Group. Tirkey will receive a cash award of Rs 5 lakh and a citation at the Ekalabya award function. He has found place in the 18-member Indian team […]
New Delhi: Odisha girls Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Anupa Barla will be playing the five-match upcoming Test series against New Zealand, starting from May 14 at Midlands. Striker Rani Rampal will skipper the 20-member Indian women’s hockey squad. Veteran defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, who is making a comeback after […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 60 lakh cash special incentive for six sportswomen of the state, who have qualified for the Rio Olympics beginning from August 5. The six sportspersons—sprinters Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda and four hockey players Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra—would receive Rs 10 […]