Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 25:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated Odia sprinter Dutee Chand for qualifying to Rio Olympics.
Describing Dutee’s achievement as “historic” and a proud moment for Odisha and people of the state, the Chief Minister wished victory for Dutee in the Olympics.
Patnaik took to twitter to wish Dutee over her success.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 25, 2016
Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also congratulated Dutee over the achievement.
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) June 25, 2016
The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) and Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) announced cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000, respectively for Dutee. Besides, the Odisha Athletics Association announced Rs 50,000 cash prize for her.
Notably, Dutee qualified for Olympics by clocking 11.30 seconds to finish a 100 meter race at the XXVI International Meeting G.Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan today.