Odisha govt recommends Pramod Bhagat for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has recommended the name of para-badminton player Pramod Bhagat for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2021.

It also recommended the name of vice-captain of Indian women’s hockey team Deep Grace Ekka for Arjuna Award for the year 2021.

Earlier, the Sports and Youth Services Department nominated ace sprinter Dutee Chand for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

It also nominated Olympic-bound Indian hockey vice-captain Birendra Lakra (Arjuna Award), hockey coach Kalu Charan Choudhury (Dronacharya) and former sprinter and Olympian Anuradha Biswal (Dhyan Chand) for National Sports Awards.