Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced an additional cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore to sprinter Dutee Chand for her second silver medal in 200m race at the 18th Asian Games.
Earlier, Patnaik had awarded Rs 1.5 crore for Dutee on winning her first silver in the 100m race event at the Jakarta Asiad. With the new addition, Dutee will receive a total cash reward of Rs 3 crore from the state government.
As per the revised Sports Award Policy, the Chief Minister has announced another cash award of Rs 1.5 crore. Besides, Patnaik said that the state government will bear the expenses of Dutee’s training for the next Olympics.
Patnaik had congratulated Dutee for her consecutive double victory and her outstanding performance at the Asian Games 2018, in his tweet on Wednesday night.