Odisha athlete Purnima Murmu wins Ekalabya Puraskar- 2013

Purnima Hemram
Purnima Hemram

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.


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  1. Susanta Ray says

    It,s a proud moment for me as her Coach and as the person who discovered her. Picked her up from a small village in Rairangpur of Mayurbhanj District of Odisha in the year of 2008 for the Famous and prestigious SAI, Cuttack Hostel which is the birthplace of many athletic legends like Rachita, Anuradha, Sahebani, Sushma, Pranati, Baiju, Farukh, Namita, Rabi etc.I, on behalf of all the members of SAI, Cuttac, wish her every success in life .

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