Bhubaneswar:21/8/20: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand of Odisha has been selected for the Arjuna Award for the year 2020, informed the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports today.
The sprint queen of India is among 27 sportspersons to be conferred with the prestigious award. She will receive an award in the discipline of Athletics. Along with Dutee, cricketers Ishant Sharma, Deepti Sharma, and shooter Manu Bhaker have been nominated for the award.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to Twitter and congratulated Dutee Chand on being recommended to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award. He said that Odisha is proud of her achievement. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also congratulated Dutee and said for her nomination to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award. He said that Dutee has made Odisha proud in the national and international level.