Gumla: Athletics player Supreeti Kachhap was honoured for her achievements on the instructions of Chief Minister Hemant Soren and she was immediately awarded an honorarium of Rs 1,55,000/- (Rupees one lakh fifty-five thousand).
Now Supreeti will be able to run freely on the track by mobilizing sports resources. Supreeti has qualified for the upcoming World Athletics Championship to be held in Colombia from 2nd to 7th August 2022, by performing brilliantly in the 25th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championship organized by the Athletics Federation of India at Kozhikode, Kerala. Supreeti, a resident of Ghaghra block of Gumla, while receiving training at Paramveer Albert Ekka Stadium in Gumla, hone her sports talent and consistently excelled in the district and state-level competitions.
Supreeti won the gold medal in the 29th East Zone Junior Athletics Championship 2017 held in Kolkata. In the year 2018, Supreeti participated in the national competition held in Bhopal. During this, Supreeti was selected for Sai Center Bhopal. Ranked 3rd in the 35th National Junior Athletics Championship 2019 held in Vijayawada. In the year 2020, in the Khelo India Youth Games held in Guwahati, representing Jharkhand in the 3000 m race event, won the gold medal by creating a national record.
After this Supreeti has consistently won medals in many national-level competitions. Won silver medal in the race of 3000m in the 36th National Junior Athletics Championship 2021 held in Guwahati. In the 55th National Cross Country Championship 2021 held in Chandigarh, under-18 girls’ four km she got first place in the competition. In the 18th Federation Cup National Junior (LI-20) Athletics Championship 2021 held in Bhopal, got third place in both the events of 5000m and 3000m.
Jharkhand Sports Directorate invites applications from the qualified players of the state by publishing information in newspapers every year to provide cash prize money to the players. According to the provisions of the departmental resolution in the year 2020, applications were invited from the players of the state by publishing information in various newspapers. After that, in the year 2021, on 11.06.2021, by publishing information in various newspapers, applications were invited from the players of the state for cash prize money and sports scholarship.
In the light of published information, Supreeti Kachhap did not submit her application to the Directorate, due to which a decision could not be taken regarding giving cash prize money to her. Later, taking cognizance of the matter, the award amount was paid after receiving a certificate of achievement and application from Supreeti