Jharsuguda Dist. Athletic Association honours 16 Athletics for bringing 22 medals in 59th State Athletic Meet & 24th East Zone Athletic Championship 2012

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Jharsuguda: Today in a Felicitation ceremony held at Hotel Meghdoot at 11. P.m. by Dist. Athletic Association had honoured 21 Athletes who had won 22 medals in the 59th State Athletic Meet and 5 medals in 24th East Zone Athletic Championship 2012 held recently.
In this Ceremony, Jharsuguda Collector Bishnu Prasad Mishra was the chief guest of the function along with Ex- MLA and Speaker Kishore Kumar Mohanty , Ex- Chairman , Jharsuguda Municipality Tapas Ray Choudhwary , CSR wings Head of Vedanta Rajesh Ranjan , Dist. Athletic Association Secretary Dileshwar Rao , Secretary of Athletic Manas Ranjan Acharya were present in this function.
Jharsuguda Collector Bishnu Parasad Mishra said that though I have been coming to western Odisha for the first time, I got an opportunity to work here and would surely act towards promoting sports in our District so that the medal tally which is 22 in numbers this year would be more in coming years I congratulated every athletic who have won and made us proud.
Kishore Mohanty in his speech said that For the first time since 1994 any collector had came in meeting organized by Dist. Athletic. He also informed about the necessity of having stadium to promote this types of sports and athletics where Jharsuguda is lagging behind. He also requested Jharsuguda Collector of having a special room in upcoming new collectorate building. He also proposed to have a sports hostel too so that it will help sports person from the remote areas of the Dist. He also requested Vedanta to take initiatives in promoting these types of Athletics by supporting them. Lastly he congratulated all the winners.
Rahul Singh ( 100mts running – Bronze , Long Jump – Gold ) , Abhisek Saha (Shotput Gold) , Sonia Pradhan( 100mts running Gold , 200mts running Silver), Saroj Gouda (Javelin Gold ) , Aswin Paswan(Javelin Bronze ) , Sadam Khan(100 mts running Bronze), Manoranjan Mahanta (High Jump Bronze , Shot Put Silver) , Bikram Yadav (Triple Jump Gold) , Jhili Barik (3000 mtrs Gold , 1000mtrs Gold) , Khusbu Rani Panda (Long Jump Bronze) , B. Saini Ambika (Shot put Silver , Discuss Gold) , Ankita Mukhi (Long jump Bronze) , Firdosh Begam (High Jump Silver) , Sushil Ku. Sharma (Men 3000 mtrs. Steeple Chase Silver) , Gadadhar Dakua ( Men 2000 mtrs. walk Bronze ) , Susmita Rabana (Women 400mtrs Silver , 800mtrs Silver)
In 24th East Zone Athletic Championship Rahul Singh (Long jump Gold, 100mtrs. Silver ) , Sonia Pradhan (100mtrs Gold , Relay Silver ) , SAroj Gouda (Javelin 4th postion) , Manoranjan Mahanta (Discuss Bronze ) B. Saini Ambika (Discuss Gold , Shotput Silver) were felicitated by the Dist. Athletic Association.