Athlete Srabani Nanda wins Ekalabya Award

Bhubaneswar, Oct 8: International athlete Srabani Nanda has
bagged the prestigious 24th Ekalabya Award for the year 2016. The Ekalabya
Award Committee comprising jury members drawn from different walks of life were
unanimous in selecting Nanda for the award at a meeting held here on Saturday.
Srabani Nanda will get a cash award of Rs 5 lakh along with
a citation at the next Ekalabya Award function.
Besides Nanda, two other sportspersons will also be
felicitated for their remarkable performances in international and national
levels in their respective fields. They are woman hockey player Deep Grace Ekka
and emerging hockey talent Dipsan Tirkey. Both will receive a cash prize of Rs
50,000 each along with citations.
Announcing the names of the award winners, MP and IMPaCT
trustee Baijayant Panda 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. Ekalabya award is instituted to
encourage and inspire young sportspersons to perform at national and
international arenas.”

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