Bhubaneswar: While Odisha’s Pramod Bhagat is all set to receive Arjuna Award, Para-athletes of the state has recommended the name of Siba Prasad Das for Biju Patnaik Sports Award for excellence in coaching.
Das is the coach of world no-1 para shuttler Pramod Bhagat.
Das is the lone coach for the para-athletes of the State and contributed towards the upliftment of para-badminton in the State. The para-athletes have urged the Odisha Government to acknowlege Das’s contibution towards guidance towars sports and consider his name for Biju Patnaik Coach Award.
Bhagat has been selected for Arjuna Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports which will be presented in Delhi in September. The 31-year-old shuttler tops in world ranking with 4950 points. He will be the eighth Arjuna awardee from the State.