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Odisha government announces cash award for Asian Games bronze medal-winning Hockey players

Odisha government announces cash award for Asian Games bronze medal-winning Hockey players

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Sep 2018, 10:26 am

Bhubaneswar, Sept 3 (IBNS): Appreciating Indian players for their performance in the Asian Games, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh each for the two Odia players Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas for winning bronze medal at 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. 

The players were part of the Indian hockey team that won bronze in the Asian Games.

India defeated Pakistan to win the bronze medal in the tournament.

CMOOdisha Tweeted: "CM @Naveen_Odisha congratulated Indian Men’s Hockey team on winning bronze in #AsianGames2018 and announced cash award of ₹50 lakh each for #Odia players Birendra Lakra & Amit Rohidas for their contribution and wished the team more success. #OdishaForIndia #WorldCupInOdisha."

Image: CMO Odisha Twitter page

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