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Rs 50 lakh cash reward each for two Odia Hockey players

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh each for two Odia hockey players who were part of the national men’s hockey team that won bronze medal at the 18th Asian Games.

The two players are Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas.

India’s hockey team had defeated Pakistan in 2-1 to bag bronze medal.

Earlier, Odisha’s sprinter Dutee Chand was rewarded Rs 3 crore cash by Patnaik after bagging two silver medals in 18th Asian Games.

The CM had also announced cash reward of Rs 1 crore each for four women hockey players from the state in Indian women’s team that won silver medal for in Asian Games.

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