Odia Hockey Olympian Namita Toppo Conferred With Ekalabya Puraskar 2020

Bhubaneswar: International woman hockey star Namita Toppo has been conferred with the Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2020.

Instituted by IMPaCT, the charitable wing of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys (IMFA), the annual award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.

Two other Odia sportspersons — weightlifter Sneha Soren and international badminton player Rutaparna Panda — were felicitated with cash award of Rs 50,000 each and citations.

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