Bhubaneswar, Aug 5
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a cash award of Rs.1.25 lakh each for the four players from Odisha who were part of the bronze medal winning Indian women’s junior hockey world cup squad.
All the four palyers, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla and Deep Grace Ekka hail from Sundergarh district.
Namita, Lilima and Anupa Barla are also trainees at the government sports hostel in Panposh near Rourkela.
While the team arrives in Delhi Tuesday, the four Odisha players are expected to reach here later this week.