National Sports Day: From Deepa Malik to Ravindra Jadeja, complete list of Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya Award winners
Here's a complete list of athletes who were honoured on National Sports Day by the President of India
President Ram Nath Kovind conferred annual Arjuna Awards to 19 athletes and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to para-athlete Deepa Malik and wrestler Bajrang Punia.
The Selection Committee for Sports Awards 2019 had nominated the winners earlier this month.
Bajrang Punia, Ravindra Jadeja, Anjum Moudgill, and Mohd Anas missed the ceremony owing to professional commitments.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday conferred annual Arjuna Awards to 19 athletes and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to para-athlete Deepa Malik and wrestler Bajrang Punia in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
The Selection Committee for Sports Awards 2019 had nominated the winners earlier this month. The awards are given on the occasion of National Sports Day (29 August) to mark the birth anniversary of hockey wizard late Major Dhyanchand. A stalwart of the sport, Dhyanchand won three gold medals at the Olympics for pre-independent India.
Among the Arjuna awardees, Ravindra Jadeja, Anjum Moudgill, and Mohd Anas missed the ceremony owing to their professional commitments. Jadeja is currently in West Indies where the Indian cricket team is playing a bilateral series, Moudgill is representing India at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio that got underway on Wednesday, while Anas is in Lucknow to participate in the Inter-State Athletics Meet.
Khel Ratna awardee wrestler Bajrang Punia also missed the function as he is in Russia as a part of tune-up for the upcoming World Championships (14-22 September) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Here's a complete list of winners who were honoured today:
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Bajrang Puna (Wrestling)
Deepa Malik (Para-athletics)
Ravindra Jadeja (cricket)
Mohammed Anas Yahiya (athletics)
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (football)
Sonia Lather (boxing)
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (hockey)
S Bhaskaran (bodybuilding)
Ajay Thakur (kabaddi)
Anjum Moudgil (shooting)
President Kovind confers Arjuna Award, 2019 upon Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth for his achievements in Badminton 🏸
🔹Bronze Medal in BWF World Tour Super 300 in 2018
🔹Gold Medal in BWF World Grand Prix in 2017
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— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 29, 2019
Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth (badminton)
Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (athletics)
Pramod Bhagat (para sports-badminton)
Harmeet Rajul Desai (table tennis)
Pooja Dhanda (wrestling)
Fouaad Mirza (equestrian)
Simran Singh Shergill (polo)
Poonam Yadav (cricket)
Swapna Burman (athletics)
Sundar Singh Gurjar (para sports-athletics)
Gaurav Singh Gill (motorsports)
Dronacharya Award (regular category)
Mohinder Singh Dhillon (athletics)
Sandeep Gupta (table tennis)
Vimal Kumar (badminton)
Dronacharya Award (lifetime category)
Sanjay Bhardwaj (cricket)
Rambir Singh Khokar (kabaddi)
Mezban Patel (hockey)
Dhyan Chand Award (lifetime achievement award)
Manoj Kumar (wrestling)
C Lalremsanga (archery)
Arup Basak (table tennis)
Nitten Kirrtane (tennis)
Manuel Fredricks (hockey)
Rashtriya Khel Proysahan Puruskar
Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation
Rayalaseema Development Trust
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy
Panjab University, Chandigarh
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