Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an additional cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore for Odisha-born ace sprinter Dutee Chand, who brought laurels for the nation and the state by clinching two silver medals at the 18th Asian Games.
Earlier, Naveen had announced Rs 1.5 crore for Dutee Chand when she won a silver medal in 100 meter event at the Asian Games. The Chief Minister also announced all support to her for the prepartion of Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Dutee on Wednesday won the second silver medal in the women’s 200 metres race. Dutee clocked 23.20 seconds to finish behind Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong, who claimed the gold medal in 22.96 seconds.
The Chief Minister on Wednesday spoke to Dutee over the telephone and congratulated her for bringing glory for the country and the state as well.
It may be noted that two sports bodies of the State- Odisha Athletics Association (OAA) and Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) – have already announced Rs 50,000 each for Dutee Chand for her achievement.