Bhubaneswar: Para athlete Jayanti Behera will be conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award. In a letter to Behera, Sports Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev said she will be honoured with the award for her outstanding performance in sports and games for the year 2019.
She will receive the award during a function at Lok Seva Bhawan at 5 PM on August 29, 2020, on the eve of the National Sports Day.
Behera, a resident of Sakhigopal, participated in World Para Athletics Championships, Dubai in 2019. She also won silver and bronze medals during the Asian Para Games, Indonesia in 2018.
During the World Para Athletics Championships, London in 2017, she bagged silver medal.
She has so far won nine medals including four gold medals at international events.