Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10:
Union minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan felicitated Odisha’s hockey star Birendra Lakra at a glittering function at Hotel Mayfair in Bhubaneswar today for his outstanding performance that helped the Indian team bag gold in the recently concluded 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Praising Lakra for his stupendous performance, Pradhan said a tribal youth from a remote village in Sundargarh district has brought accolades not only for Odisha but also the entire nation.
He also acknowledged the contribution of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) towards the development of sports activities in the country.
The Union minister advised BPCL authorities to carry out developmental work in Lakra’s native village Lachhada to make it a model village in all respects.