Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his recent twitte today announced a cash prize of Rs. 12 lakhs for junior para-athlete Jayanti Behera, who won two medals in the recent World Para Athletics Junior Championships held in Nottingville, Switzerland.
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this in the state secretariat, while welcoming Jayanti. Sports and Youth Services Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera was also present on this occasion.
The 17-year-old won a gold medal in the 400 metres as well as silver in the 200, clocking a time of 28.04 seconds. She bettered her silver medal by defeating the 200 metres champion, Chile’s Cerna Amanda in the 400 race, with her personal best timing of 1:01.37 minutes.
Glad to announce ₹12 lakh prize for @ParaAthletics gold & silver medalist Jayanti Behera for her stupendous feat. She has made #Odisha proud pic.twitter.com/yx2a7MQN7c
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 10, 2017
On August 29, he will be welcomed to give respect to the state at the four-day function, on the occasion of the National Sports Day which was concluded on August 6.