Bhubaneswar: Ace sprinter from Odisha Dutee Chand will receive Chhattisgarh Veerni Award.
According to a press release issued by the Chhattishgarh Government on Thursday, the Jakarta Asian Games silver-medalist in 100 and 200 metres, has been shortlisted for the award for her contribution in sports.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the inaugural edition of the awards ceremony will be held virtually on April 14.
The award, instituted by the Chhattisgarh state government, recognises contribution of Indian women in different fields, including sports.
In 2019, Dutee became the first Indian woman to win gold medal at the World University Games held in Italy. Holding the national record of 11.22 secs in 100m, Dutee aims at achieving Tokyo Olympics qualification time of 11.15 secs in the coming months.
Earlier this week, she was selected to represent the country in 4x100m relay team at next month’s World Relays in Poland.
With IANS inputs.