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Ekalavya Award for Shreyanka


OST Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 30:

Woman shooter of international fame Shreyanka Sadangi was conferred with the 21st Ekalavya Award at a glittering function here on Sunday.

Sadangi received a cash award of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation by former Odisha High Court Justice AS Naidu.

Expressing happiness after receiving the award, Sadangi said she would start intense practice for the ensuing World Shooting Championship and Commonwealth Shooting Championship soon.

Besides Sadangi, promising woman sprinter Dutee Chand and weightlifter Achyutananda Sahu were felicitated with a cash award of Rs 50,000 each and a citation.

The award, instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), the charitable wing of the IMFA Group in 1993, is conferred every year on young sportspersons of Odisha in recognition of their outstanding performance in the preceding two years.