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Naveen Patnaik Felicitates Hockey Olympians from Odisha for ‘Spectacular Performance’ at Tokyo Olympics

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated the gamers from the state within the Indian Hockey groups at a operate in Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas had been a part of the Indian Hockey groups which created historical past on the Tokyo Olympics.

Odisha CM handed over the money award of Rs 2.5 crores to Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas. Chief Minister additionally handed over the provide letter for appointment as Deputy Superintendent of Police within the State Police division. He appreciated the efficiency of the gamers in profitable Bronze medal for the nation.

Naveen Patnaik handed over money award of Rs 50 lakhs every to Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppo, who had been a part of the Indian Women’s Hockey staff on the Tokyo Olympics. He counseled the spirited combat of the ladies’s staff in reaching the semi-finals and creating historical past in Indian Hockey.

Lauding their efficiency, CM Naveen Patnaik suggested them to proceed their laborious work and convey extra laurels to the nation. CM additionally assured them full assist in future.

Kalinga Stadium has turn out to be the worldwide hub of Hockey. The subsequent version of the Men’s Hockey World Cup can even be performed on the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The Players had been excited to be again at their house turf the place that they had competed towards the most effective on this planet which helped them of their journey to the Olympics.

They expressed their deep sense of gratitude in the direction of the Chief Minister for supporting Indian Hockey which led to great leads to Tokyo Olympics. The Olympians had been elated that the State Government has fulfilled its dedication of money rewards and jobs on their arrival within the State.

Birendra Lakra, Vice-Captain of the boys staff, offered to the Chief Minister the Team Jersey with the signatures of all the boys’s staff members. Deep Grace Ekka, Vice-Captain of the ladies staff, offered to the Chief Minister the Team Jersey with the signatures of all the ladies’s staff members.

The hockey gamers from the High-Performance Center and the Sports hostel had been current in the course of the ceremony. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured all assist to the rising gamers from Odisha.

Minister for Sports and Youth Services Sh Tusharkanti Behera and Chairman, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, Sh Dilip Tirkey, Secretary 5-T Shri V.Okay. Pandian and Secretary Sports Shri R. Veenil Krishna additionally graced the ceremony.

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