Rourkela, Aug 21:
Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) conferred the ‘Rourkela Steel Plant Distinguished Sports Persons Award’ on 12 sportspersons of National and International repute and two coaches at the Ispat Stadium on the occasion of Independence Day.
GS Prasad, CEO, RSP gave away the awards which consist of cash prizes and certificates. The prizes are awarded in four different categories: achievements at the international and national level, improved performance at national and international level and excellence in coaching.
This year eight cadets of the SAIL Hockey Academy were awarded for their performance. Alsem Lakra, Anand Lakra, Jiwan Bhengra and Felix Baa were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1000/- each and certificates of merit. Ranjan Kandulana, Subodh Tirkey, Anuranjan Tirkey and Saroj Barla were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 750/- each and certificates of merit.
Three sportsmen were awarded in Power lifting. While Iswar Machkhand was awarded a prize of Rs. 1000 and a certificate of merit, Vyas Prasad Singh and Surath Biswal were awarded Rs. 750/- each along with certificates. Utkal Ranjan Sahoo was presented with a cash prize of Rs. 1000/- for outstanding achievement in Chess.
Raju Kant Saini, Field Assistant, Sports Section of RSP, was awarded for excellence in hockey coaching with a cash award of Rs. 5000/- and a certificate of merit.
Bikram Swain, Senior Technician, Structural and Fabrication Shop, RSP was felicitated for excellence in Power Lifting coaching. He received a cash award of Rs. 2000/- and a certificate of merit.