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Tag: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

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Odisha Nominates Dutee Chand For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Sports and Youth Services Department of Odisha Government on Tuesday nominated a number of illustrious sports personalities from the State for the National Sports Awards 2021

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Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among 5 athletes to receive Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Star India batsman Rohit Sharma is among the five athletes who will receive the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, for 2020. This will be the first time in the history of National Sports Day awards that five sportspersons will be conferred with the Khel Ratna. The Selection Committee […]

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Khel Ratna: BAI Recommends Kidambi Srikanth For Prestigious Award After Player's Apology

New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has recommended Kidambi Srikanth for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award following player’s apology to the federation for his conduct during the Asian Championship earlier this year. Former World No. 1 Srikanth and HS Prannoy had left the squad at Asian Badminton Championship in Manila in February, […]

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World No.1 Para-shuttler Pramod Bhagat Receives Arjuna Award 2019

New Delhi: Para badminton player from Odisha and the current world champion, Pramod Bhagat today received the prestigious Arjuna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of National Sports Day. The selection committee had picked 19 sportspersons for the Arjuna Award, including shuttler B. Sai Praneeth, who recently settled […]

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Para Shuttler From Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, To Get Arjuna Award

New Delhi: Para badminton player from Odisha, Pramod Bhagat, was on Saturday nominated for the Arjuna Award along with 18 others. Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, […]

Indian shooter Heena Sidhu
India must put up united front: Heena on shooting's exclusion from 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Pistol ace Heena Sidhu Thursday said India is a “big” enough nation to put up a “united front” against the 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers’ move to exclude shooting from its roster. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) last month threatened to boycott the 2022 CWG in Birmingham if shooting is not included, something the […]

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Heena, Ankur recommended for Khel Ratna, Ronak for Dronacharya

New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has recommended the names of Heena Sidhu and Ankur Mittal for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Asian Games bronze medallist Heena, in 2013, became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals when she won the […]

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Kohli, Chanu conferred Khel Ratna; Neeraj, Hima get Arjuna award

New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]

President Kovind gives away National Sports awards

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave away the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh and Paralympian javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan here on the occasion of National Sports Day. The President also gave away the Dronacharya awards to Late […]

Jhajharia, Sardar to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia has been named as the recipient of this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh. Jhajharia won gold in men’s javelin F46 event at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens with a then world record distance of […]

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