Ekalavya Award for Young woman shooter of international fame Shreyanka Sadangi ; #News #Sports #Odisha
Reported by Basant Rath:- Young woman shooter of international fame Shreyanka Sadangi was conferred with the 21st Ekalavya Award at a glittering function in Odisha on Sunday. 29th dec 2013 .
She received a cash award of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation by former Odisha High Court Justice AS Naidu.
Expressing happiness after receiving the award, Sadangi said she would start intense practice for the ensuing World Shooting Championship and Commonwealth Shooting Championship soon.
Besides Sadangi, promising woman sprinter Dutee Chand and weightlifter Achyutananda Sahu were felicitated with a cash award of Rs 50,000 each and a citation.
The award, instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), the charitable wing of the IMFA Group in 1993, is conferred every year on young sportspersons of Odisha in recognition of their outstanding performance in the preceding two years.
Young woman shooter Shriyanka Sadangi will receive the 21st Ekalabya Award for the year 2013, Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), the charitable wing of IMFA Group, announced today. The prestigious award, carrying a purse of Rs 2 lakhs, will be conferred on the 18-year-old Odia shooter in a function to be held later this year. International woman athlete Dutee Chand and weightlifter Achyutananda Sahu will be felicitated on the occasion with cheques of Rs 50,000 each.
Petite Shriyanka, who belongs to Sambalpur, is now based at Delhi and honing her skill in the Khel Ratna Awardee Gagan Narang’s shooting academy Guf for Glory at Pune. In her three-year-long international career, she has bagged 10 medals so far. Her last medal was a gold, which she claimed in 10m air-rifle team event of the Junior International Shooting Championship at Suhl in Germany on June 7 earlier this year.
Daughter of Army officer Col Sitanshu Charan Sadangi and Sudha Sadangi, Shriyanka is currently studying in the St Stephen’s College, Delhi. In her reaction she said she felt honoured for being chosen for the award and it would inspire her to achieve greater laurels for the state and the country.
“Now I am preparting for the Asian Championship, scheduled to be held next month in Iran. The Ekalabya Award will inspire me to win a medal in this championship,’’ said Shriyanka, who is fondly known as Sakhi.