BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a cash award of Rs 2 crore for the state’s Para-Badminton ace, Pramod Bhagat for outstanding performance at the Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou.
Bhagat clinched a gold medal on Friday in the para-badminton men’s singles SL3 event in the ongoing Asian Para Games. Bhagat secured the gold after a hard-fought victory against his peer Nitesh Kumar.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "Pramod is one the finest competitors and is an example of sheer determination, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to him. I am certain he will continue to make us proud at the Paris 2024 Paralympics Games.” IANS