Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 5:
The Odisha government today announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for Purnima Hembram, who won a bronze medal for India in the women’s Heptathlon event on the second day of the 8th Asian Athletics Championship at Wuhan in China yesterday.
In a message, Sports and Youth Services minister Sudam Marandi has congratulated Purnima for her performance in the international event and bringing pride for her state and the country as well.
Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) honorary secretary Asirbad Behera, it may be noted, had announced a cash award od Rs 25, 000 for Purnima hours after she won the bronze medal, her first in an international event.