Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces financial support of Rs 10 Lakh to each Asian game-bound athlete from his state

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Wednesday announced financial support for the state’s athletes, who will be participating in the upcoming Asian Games in China, scheduled to held between September 23 and October 8.

As per the announcement, each of the Asian Games-bound athlete will receive Rs 10 lakhs to support their training, preparation, and participation for the showpiece event.

Notably, a total of 13 athletes from Odisha have qualified for the Asian Games including Kishore Jena in Athletics; Anshika Bharati, Ritu Kaudi and Sonali swain (Rowing); Anupama Swain (Ju-Jitsu); Neha Devi Leichondam (Kayaking & Canoeing); Pyari Xaxa (Football); Deep Grace Ekka and Amit Rohidas (Hockey) and Dumuni Marndi, Tarulata Naik, Mama Naik and Hupi Majhi in Rugby.

Wishing the athletes, CM Patnaik hope ld that the athletes will showcase their talent at the Games and today’s announcement will empower them to focus solely on their training and performance.

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