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  Bhagat, Gantayat selected for OSJA Annual Awards
13 Mar 2020

Para-Badminton World Champion Pramod Bhagat and renowned athletics coach Panchanan Gantayat were today selected for the Odisha Sports Journalists Association (OSJA) Annual Awards in respective categories. The awards will be conferred on March 21, 2020, the foundation day of OSJA.

Bhagat from Atabira of Nuapada District, will be honoured with the OSJA Sportsperson of the Year 2019, while Rourkela-based coach Gantayat will be bestowed with the OSJA Lifetime Achievement Award.

OSJA, the affiliated state unit of Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI), will also felicitate media personalities Hrudayanath Das and Shyamakant Pattanayak on the occation.


The OSJA Annual Awards Function will be graced by Odisha Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Behera, former India footballer Rajendra Prasad Singh and basketball international Arupananda Routray.


OSJA Sportsperson of the Year Award: 2017:
Purnima Hembram (Athletics); 2018: Amit Rohidas (Hockey); 2019: Pramod Bhagat (Para-Badminton).

OSJA Life-time Achievement Award: 2017: Debendra Prasad Singh (Football); 2018: Braja Bhusan Mohanty (Boxing); 2019: Pramod Bhagat (Para-Badminton).
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TOP: File photo of World Para-badminton champion Pramod Bhagat.
RIGHT: File photo of eminent athletics coach Panchanan Gantauat.


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