Odisha CM felicitates National Bravery Awardees, Women Cricket Team

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday felicitated Mamata Dalai and Pankaj Kumar Mahanta, the two children from the state who had received the National Bravery Award-2017 from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24.

Felicitating Mamata and Pankaj at the State Secretariat, Patnaik announced cash prize of Rs 1 lakh each for them. The prize will also be given to those from the state receiving the bravery award in the future.

Mamata Dalai, a native of Bankuala village under Dangamal Gram Panchyat in Kendrapara district, was selected for the award after she fearlessly fought off a crocodile to save her sister Asanti’s life last year.

On the other hand, Pankaj Mahanta of Keonjhar had displayed courage by diving into the Baitarani river and saved three women who were drowning in the river.

Similarly, the Chief Minister also felicitated the members of Odisha women’s cricket team who defeated Kerala by a narrow margin of eight runs to become the plate group champions in the Senior Women’s T20 League on Saturday.

Odisha CM felicitates National Bravery Awardees, Women Cricket Team

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