Dutee recommended for Khel Ratna, Birendra for Arjun Award


Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has recommended the name of ace sprinter Dutee Chand for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and hockey player Birendra Lakra for Arjun Award, for the year 2021.

State Sports & Youth Services Department (DSYS) has recommended to the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

Further, veteran Hockey Coach, Kalucharan Chaudhary has been recommended for Dronacharya Award and former National record holder in 100m hurdles, Anuradha Biswal for Dhayanchand Award.

In addition, KIIT University & Odisha Mining Corporation have been nominated for the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award.