Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated Tokyo Paralympics gold medal winner ace shuttler Pramod Bhagat on the Kalinga Stadium right here this night.
Aside from felicitating Bhagat, Patnaik additionally handed him over a cheque of Rs 6 crore (prize cash) and an appointment letter of a Group-A publish job.
Congratulating the shuttler, the Chief Minister stated, “It offers me immense pleasure to felicitate you in your excellent achievement. Your victory was a proud second for the complete nation and can stay without end so. You’ve gotten actually redefined how Sports activities can uplift and empower lives. You’ve gotten impressed a era of sportspersons and para sportspersons to create their very own future. I want you all the perfect for larger glories. We are going to proceed to help you in your journey forward.”
The athlete additionally expressed his gratitude in direction of Chief Minister for the continual help and motivation in his Olympic journey.
Minister for Sports activities and Youth Providers, Authorities of Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera, Chairman, Hockey Promotion Council, Dilip Tirkey, Secretary to Chief Minister, Authorities of Odisha, V.Ok. Pandian, Commissioner-cum- Secretary, Sports activities and Youth Providers Division, Authorities of Odisha, R. Vineel Krishna, sportspersons and officers of the Sports activities Division have been additionally part of the ceremony.
Earlier within the day, he was given a hero’s welcome on his arrival on the Biju Patnaik Worldwide airport by the state authorities. State Sports activities Minister Attabira MLA Snehangini Chhuria and Secretary R. Vineel Krishna welcomed him amid the beats of ‘dhol’ and cheers.