Purnima Hembram to receive ‘Ekalabya Puraskar’


Bhubaneswar: International woman athlete Purnima Hembram would be conferred the Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2013. She would be presented Rs two lakh cash reward, a memento and a citation, informed Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) on Sunday.

Apart from Purnima, who has won several national and internal medals in the woman heptathelon event, IMPaCT would also honour international woman cricketer of the state Roshanara Parveen and rower Manjula Xess. Both of them would be given Rs 50,000 cash reward each and citations.

Like in the previous years, the awards would be presented at a special function in the state capital, informed IMPaCT, the charitable trust of IMFA Group, who honour outstanding young sportspersons of the state every year.