Cash Awards Announced For Odisha Players In Medal Winning Indian Hockey Teams

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday announced cash awards to honour the outstanding achievements of hockey players from the state.

The awards recognise their stellar performances while representing India at the international level, highlighting Odisha’s rich legacy in the sport, an official release said.

Amit Rohidas and Deep Grace Ekka will be awarded Rs 3,75,000 each for their performance while representing India at the 2023 Men’s Asian Championship Trophy held in Chennai and the 2023 Women’s Asian Championship Trophy held in Jharkhand respectively. The Asian Champions Trophy is a continental competition held every two years.

Similarly, Mariana Kujur, Jyoti Chhatri and Ajmina Kujur will be awarded Rs 12,50,000 each for their role in the Indian Women’s Hockey Team that won the Silver Medal in the first edition of the FIH Hockey 5s Women’s World Cup, 2024 held in Muscat, Oman.

The FIH Hockey 5s World Cup is held every four years.

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