Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 14:
Odisha’s heptathlete Purnima Hembram is the winner of the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2013.
This was formally announced today by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) here.
Hembram will get a cash award of Rs two lakh and a memento, said sources.
Woman cricketer Roshanara Parveen and rower Manjula Xess will also be felicitated with citations and cash prize of Rs 50,000 each.
The award, instituted in 1993 by IMFA Group’s IMPaCT , is given every year to young and talented sportspersons of Odisha in recognition of their outstanding performances.