Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ace para-badminton player Pramod Bhagat, who won two gold medals at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships recently, was rewarded Rs 35 lakh for his feat by Union Minister of State, Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi on Tuesday. The Minister presented two cheques, one of Rs 15 lakh for winning gold medal in men’s doubles SL 3-4 category and another of Rs 20 lakh for securing top spot in men’s singles SL 3 category, to Bhagat.
Bhagat has recently been selected for the prestigious Arjuna Award.
Hailing from Attabira in Bargarh district, he has brought laurels to Odisha and the nation several times.
Look at their happiness after winning medals for India. I'm extremely proud of our Para-Badminton players for their splendid performance at the World #ParaBadminton Championship by winning 12 medals! pic.twitter.com/YeJ0PoQbBd
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 27, 2019