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Odisha Sports & Youth Services department felicitates world record holder in wheelchair Kamala Kant with Rs 1 lakh

Bhubaneswar, 17/01/2022): Para athlete Kamal Kant Nayak was felicitated with a sum of Rs 1 lakh by the Odisha Sports and Youth Services department on Monday.
Sports and Youth Services department Commissioner-cum-Secretary R.Vineel Krishna felicitated Kamal Kant on the premises of Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Through his dedication, concentration and hard work, Kamal Kant set a new record around the world and set an example for all athletes and youth.
The department of Sports and Youth Services to provide all necessary assistance to Kamal Kant to participate in the Paralympics, the Secretary said.
Kamal Kant Nayak, 28, set a new record by traveling 213 km in 24 hours in a wheelchair.
The function was attended by Joint Secretary Sports and YS Deptt.
Bijayananda Nayak, Sailendra Jena and Chairperson of the Better Life Foundation Durga Prasad Pattnaik and other departmental officials.