Odisha CM Majhi announces 15 Lakhs cash prize for Olympics-bound state athletes


On July 8, 2024, Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi of Odisha made a commendable announcement. He pledged a ₹15 lakh cash incentive for two outstanding athletes from the state who are set to represent India in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Odisha Athletes at the Paris Olympics

Amit Rohidas, a talented hockey player, has been a vital part of the Indian team. His dedication and skills have earned him this well-deserved recognition.

Kishore Jena, an ace javelin thrower, is another pride of Odisha. His remarkable performances have caught the attention of sports enthusiasts nationwide.

“I hope that; the amount will inspire the athletes to deliver outstanding performances and bring glory to the nation,” Majhi said.

“Olympics are the pinnacle of games. Kishore Jena and Amit Rohidas by qualifying to participate in the  Paris Olympics, have not only made their homeland but the entire State proud with their achievement,” he added.

“On behalf of the people of Odisha, I extend my best wishes and congratulations to both the young athletes. I have full faith in their invisible willpower, hard work, dedication, and perseverance, which will inspire the budding talents of the State,” Majhi said.

Chief Minister Majhi’s gesture aims to motivate these athletes and inspire young talents in Odisha. As they prepare to compete on the global stage, this cash prize serves as both recognition and encouragement. Let us celebrate their achievements and wish them success in the upcoming Paris Olympics.

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