Bhubaneswar: Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been announced to get the prestigious Ekalavya Award, a coveted award in the field of sports in Odisha, for this year. The Ekalavya Award selection committee on Saturday announced the name of Dutee as the 23rd recipient of the award since its inception.
As part of the award, she will receive a citation and cash award of five lac rupees. Dutee had been in limelight recently not only for her outstanding performances on the track, but also for the one year ban she got under hyper-androgen rules from which she was cleared by Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) before returning to track.
Along with Dutee, the committee has also decided to felicitate weightlifter Pramila Kirsani and chess queen Saina Salonika at the Ekalavya Award ceremony. Both of hem will receive citation and Rs. 50,000/- cash reward.