PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour

It was a celebration of woman power in sports as Olympic stars PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar were conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna along with shooter Jitu Rai.

FP Sports August 30, 2016 11:40:09 IST
PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour
PV Sindhu Sakshi Malik Dipa Karmakar Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna Indias highest sporting honour

Shuttler PV Sindhu won a historic silver in the women's singles and was presented India's highest sporting honour. Image: PIB_India Twitter

PV Sindhu Sakshi Malik Dipa Karmakar Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna Indias highest sporting honour

Sakshi Malik ended India's long wait for a medal at Rio Olympics. Sakshi Malik smiles as she is conferred the prestigous Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President of India. Image: PIB_India Twitter

PV Sindhu Sakshi Malik Dipa Karmakar Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna Indias highest sporting honour

Dipa Karmakar grabbed a piece of history for herself with a fourth place finish in artistic gymnastics with her now famous Produnova vault at Rio Olympics. Pranab Mukherjee presents her with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Image: PIB_India twitter handle

PV Sindhu Sakshi Malik Dipa Karmakar Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna Indias highest sporting honour

Shooter Jitu Rai was always a contender after consistently producing medal-winning performances in the last two years, including gold at the Asian and Commonwealth Games along with a silver at the World Championships. Jitu said that he was lucky to get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Image Courtesy: PIB_India Twitter

PV Sindhu Sakshi Malik Dipa Karmakar Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna Indias highest sporting honour

Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar walk out after the award ceremony ended. Image: PIB_India Twitter

PV Sindhu Sakshi Malik Dipa Karmakar Jitu Rai receive Khel Ratna Indias highest sporting honour

Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya awardees pose with President Pranab Mukherjee. Image Courtesy: PIB_India Twitter

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