Bhubaneswar : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a cash reward of Rs 1.5 crore to the ace sprinter Dutee Chand after her historic win at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the reward on Monday. Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) had also announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for Dutee.

“It is a matter of pride that an athlete from Odisha has brought laurels for the country in the Asian Games after 20 years”, the Chief Minster’s Office (CMO) said in a statement.The Chief Minister has announced a cash award of Rs 1.5 crore to Dutee Chand,” the statement added.

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