Athlete Purnima wins prestigious Ekalabya award

Purnima Hembram
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14: International athlete Purnima Hembram
has bagged the prestigious 22nd Ekalabya Award for the award year 2014. She has
a brilliant international and national track record for the past two years and
has bagged gold and silver medals.

She will get a cash
award of Rs 2 lakh along with citation at the Ekalabya Award function. Besides
Purnima Hembram, two other sportspersons-Rasanara Parbin and rower Manjula Xess
will be felicitated for remarkable performances in various International and
national level championships in their respective fields. Both will receive a
cash prize of Rs 50,000 each along with citations. The date for Ekalabya Award
function will be announced later.
Announcing the names of the award winners Baijayant Panda
Hon’ble MP (LS) and Trustee of IMPaCT said, “IMPaCT has been in continuous
pursuit to recognise and foster excellence in sports and Literature besides
contributing to the general welfare of the society at large. This award has
been and will attract young talent and inspire them to perform better in the
national and international arena. This shall make our state proud and all of us.”

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