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Padma Shri for para shuttler Pramod Bhagat | Badminton Information

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SAMBALPUR: Jubilation grips Western Odisha after the announcement of Padma Shri Award for para badminton participant, Pramod Bhagat, who’s a local of Attabira in Bargarh district.
Earlier, Bhagat was endowed with the distinguished Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in 2021 and Arjuna Award in 2019. Bhagat additionally bagged a gold medal within the males’s singles SL3 badminton occasion on the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021.
The 33-year-old para shuttler, Pramod, who was detected polio on the age of 4 solely, is in Spain for coaching now.

When contacted, Pramod mentioned, I’m extraordinarily delighted to know that I’ve been nominated for the distinguished Padma Shri award. The 12 months 2021 was a terrific 12 months for me and at first of 2022, I used to be nominated for Padma Shri. It’s a nice honour for me. It will inspire and encourage me and gamers like me, he mentioned.
Pramod participated in state stage out of doors video games on the age of 10 solely. Together with some pals of the village, he additionally participated in lots of tournaments. Regardless of being otherwise abled, he carried out outstandingly in these tournaments.
Pramod’s father, Kailash Bhagat was a driver in a rice mill in Attabira. The monetary situation of the household was weak. However the monetary situation did not cease Pramod from cherishing his dream.
“Bhagat made Attabira and the complete Odihsa proud. Although he was struggling for cash, he didn’t get disenchanted. The entire Bargarh district is celebrating the grand achievement of Bhagat,” mentioned Rabi Panda, a sports activities organizer and resident of Attabira.

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