Bhubaneswar, Feb 9: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday congratulated internationally-acclaimed sprinter Dutee Chand on being nominated for the prestigious BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021.
“Congratulate India’s premiere sprinter and Odisha's pride Dutee Chand on being nominated for the prestigious BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2021. I also congratulate Imrani Rampal, Manu Bhaker, Vinesh Phogat and Koneru Humpy on being nominated for this award,” tweeted Pradhan.
He added, “A celebration of achievements of female athletes across the world, this award honours and encourages athletes who have excelled in their respective fields. My best wishes to these daughters and extraordinary sportswomen of India. May they bring more laurels for the country.”