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Odisha Chief Minister announced Rs 1 crore cash reward each for four four women hockey players

Bhubaneswar  1/9/18: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 1 crore cash reward each for four hockey players from the State in Indian women’s team that clinched silver for the country in Asian Games.

The four women hockey players Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Deep Grace Ekka were part of the Indian women’s hockey team.

The cash award was announced in recognition of their achievements in Indian women’s hockey team that played in the Asian Games final after a gap of 20 years.

The four players will receive Rs 1 crore each as per the revised policy.

Patnaik also announced reward for the coach of these players, who drove the team to settle for silver at the Asiad on Friday.

As per the revised policy, the coach will get an award equivalent to 20 percent of the awards of medal winners at Asian Games.

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