Bhubaneswar: Star sprinter from Odisha Dutee Chand will be conferred with the Chhattisgarh Veerni Award.
The press release of the Chhattisgarh government on Thursday said that the Jakarta Asian Games silver-medalist in 100 and 200 metres was shortlisted for the award for her contribution to sports.
The inaugural edition of the award ceremony will be held virtually on April 14 due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India’s fastest woman had received the prestigious Arjuna award in August last year.
In 2019, Dutee became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the World University Games held in Italy. She will represent the country in the 4x100m relay team at next month’s World Relays in Poland.
With the national record of 11.22 secs in 100m, Dutee aims to achieve the Tokyo Olympics qualification time of 11.15 secs in the coming months.