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Odia weightlifter JhilliDalabehera bestow with EkalabyaPuraskar 2019

Bhubaneswar:  Odia women weightlifter JhilliDalabehera, who has brought laurels for both the State and the country in several national and international events, receives the 27th Ekalabya Award for 2019 in a function held at Bhubaneswar.

The annual award instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) comprises a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.

Besides Jhilli, two other sportspersons was also felicitated for their remarkable performances in their respective fields, hockey player NamitaToppo and footballer JabamaniTudureceive a cash award of Rs 50,000 each along with citations.

“Ekalabya Award was instituted in 1993 to encourage and inspire young sportspersons to perform at national and international arena.”

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