Bhubaneswar, Aug. 31: In a bid to promote the sporting talents of Odisha, EMIL an Aditya Birla Group Company on Tuesday organized a felicitation ceremony especially for the six sports persons of Odisha who made it to the Rio Olympics 2016.
As a token of appreciation, EMIL presented cash prizes along with memento and other goodies to the participants. Sprinters Dutee Chand and Sravani Nanda were given Rs 15 lakh each while women hockey stars Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo and Lalima Minz got Rs 10 lakh each.
Odisha tourism and culture Ashok Chandra Panda graced the occasion as chief guest and Padmashree Dillip Tirki, was the guest of Honour.
Other dignitaries on the dais were Shri Lalit Das, IPS, Special Secretary, Home, Shri Susanta Kumar Nath, IPS, IG Modenisation, Shri Ashok Kumar Bal, CEO-EMIL and Shri Rajdeep Mohanty, Sr Vice President, Corporate Affairs, EMIL.
Besides, senior Govt Officials, dignitaries from different strata of the society, CII, EZMA, Independent entrepreneurs and senior officials of the Aditya Birla Group Company namely, Hidalco, Ultra Tech, Pantaloons, Idea, Jayshree Chemicals and Birla Sun life Insurance were also present to witness function. Former Indian Hockey Captain, Shri Lazarus Barla also graced the occasion.