Hima Das receives Rs 20 lakh grant from Oil India
Das clinched the top spot in the women's 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland last month.
The public sector oil major's CMD Utpal Bora told reporters here today that the financial aid was being given to the champion sprinter, hailing from Assam, to help her prepare for upcoming tournaments, including the Olympics.
Bora also said a scholarship of Rs 17,000 per month was being paid to sportspersons from Assam, including 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup squad member Riyan Parag and promising table tennis player Trisha Gogoi, to help them participate in tournaments.
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