Odisha announces Rs 6 crore cash reward, Govt job for Paralympics gold medalist Pramod Bhagat


Bhubaneswar, September 8: Para shuttler Pramod Bhagat will receive a cash award of Rs 6 crore from the Odisha Government for winning gold at recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics-2020. He has also been offered a Group-A level Government job.

“Pramod Bhagat, para-badminton Gold Medal winner at Tokyo Paralympics is eligible for the cash reward of Rs 6 crore. He will be handed over the cheque by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after his arrival in Bhubaneswar. He will also be eligible for a Group A level Government job,” said a Government statement.

Pramod had won a gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics in SL3 category.

Notably, Chief Minister Patnaik had on July 8 interacted with the Odisha Olympians and para-Olympian who had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and announced cash reward for achieving medals – Rs 6 crore for the Gold medal, Rs 4 crore for the Silver medal and Rs 2.5 crore for the Bronze medal. A grant of Rs 15 lakh was provided as support for their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Meanwhile, Bronze medal winners of Indian Hockey Team from Odisha – Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas – were handed over the cheques of Rs 2.5 crore each immediately after their arrival in Bhubaneswar.

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