Bhubaneswar: Woman wrestler Jilli Behera received the prestigious IMPaCT Ekalabya Award for 2019, here on Friday. Commonwealth wrestling gold medalist Babita Phogot handed over the Award Trophy, citation and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh to her.
Footballer Jabamani Tudu and hockey player Namita Toppo received citations, trophies and cash award of Rs 50, 000 on this occasion.
Former Arjuna Awardee Minati Mohapatra graced the function as guest of honour.
IMPaCT trustee and former MP BJ Panda and director general, Gopabandhu Academy of Administration, SP Thakur spoke on this occasion.