Ekalabya Puraskar

Indian women’s hockey team player Namita Toppo received the prestigious ‘Ekalabya Puraskar’ for her performance from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020 at national and international levels. Toppo received a citation, trophy and Rs.5 Lakh in cash. This award was instituted in 1993 by IMPaCT to encourage young sports talents on the state. It is managed by IMFA, the leading Ferro Alloys producer in the country.