CM Announces Rs 10L Cash Reward For Odisha Para Athlete Jayanti Behera

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for Odia athlete Jayanti Behera, who won the bronze medal in the women’s 200-metre sprint event at Asian Para Games at Jakarta in Indonesia.
Taking to Twitter, he congratulated her and said that Odisha was proud of her achievement.

Jayanti grabbed the third spot with a timing of 27.45 seconds. China’s Li Lu came first clocking 25.82 seconds and Wang Yanping, also of China, second with 26.45 seconds.

India has four gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals to its name at the ongoing Para Asian Games.

Jayanti, whose’s left hand and waist were burnt in a fire mishap when she was just one-year-old, had won the silver medal in 100-meter race at Asian Youth Para Games-2017 in Dubai.

A native of Sakhigopal Gurukul in Puri district, she had earlier clinched gold in 400-metre race at the World Junior Para Athletic Championships held in Nottwil, Switzerland, in August 2017 and also at the China Open Para Athletics Grand Prix.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted congratulating her for the feat.

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