Ekalabya award 2019 for Odia weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera

Odia women weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera, who has brought laurels for both the State and the country in several national and international events, will receive the 27th Ekalabya Award for 2019. The annual award instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) comprises a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation. She has won two gold, three silver and a bronze medal in different International weightlifting events held between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2019.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/SSC CGL:

  • The award is given to encourage and inspire young sportspersons to perform at National and International platforms.
  • Ekalabya award was instituted in 1993.

Source: The Indian Express

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