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National Sports Awards 2020: Unprecedented eight para-sports personalities to receive Khel Ratna, Arjuna award
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National Sports Awards 2020: Unprecedented eight para-sports personalities to receive Khel Ratna, Arjuna award

An unprecedented eight para-sports personalities will receive the National Sports Awards, including the Khel Ratna to Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu, virtually on 29 August.

National Sports Awards 2020: Prize money for all award categories to be increased substantially, say reports
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National Sports Awards 2020: Prize money for all award categories to be increased substantially, say reports

Currently, the Khel Ratna comes with a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, while the Arjuna Award winners get Rs 5 lakh,

National Sports Awards 2020: From Rani Rampal to Mariyappan Thangavelu, know your Khel Ratna nominees
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National Sports Awards 2020: From Rani Rampal to Mariyappan Thangavelu, know your Khel Ratna nominees

Controversies aside, the annual national sports awards are a celebration of athletes' hard work and success. Here's a quick look at the five recommendations for the Khel Ratna honour.

National Sports Awards 2020: 'Kept believing mera time aayega,' says luge legend Shiva Keshavan on belated Arjuna recommendation
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National Sports Awards 2020: 'Kept believing mera time aayega,' says luge legend Shiva Keshavan on belated Arjuna recommendation

'I kept believing, mera time ayega (my time will come), and maybe it is finally here. Everything in life happens at the best time,' India's luge exponent Shiva Keshavan said.

National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
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National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award

This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju

National Sports Awards likely to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic
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National Sports Awards likely to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic

The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award, which are conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29 August.

National Sports Awards' selection panel to meet on 17, 18 August to decide winners
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National Sports Awards' selection panel to meet on 17, 18 August to decide winners

The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, Dronacharya award and the Dhyan Chand award

National Sports Awards ceremony likely to be delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic, says report
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National Sports Awards ceremony likely to be delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic, says report

The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyanchand honours, conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29 August.

Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges
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Sanjita Chanu to finally get Arjuna award after International Weightlifting Federation drops doping charges

A Sports Ministry source confirmed that Chanu will be conferred with the Arjuna award as per a 2018 Delhi High Court order, which directed the selection committee to consider her and keep the decision in a sealed cover to be disclosed only if she was absolved of the doping charges.

Pullela Gopichand recommends Indian shuttler HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award after BAI snub
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Pullela Gopichand recommends Indian shuttler HS Prannoy for Arjuna Award after BAI snub

It has emerged now that Prannoy was recommended by Gopichand on 3 June in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.

Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards
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Same crime, different punishment: BAI's disparate appraisal of Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy for top sports awards

Frankly speaking, there is a lot of merit in Prannoy’s rant against the BAI. He should, by rights, have been nominated for the Arjuna Award in 2018 or 2019. His misfortune lies in the fact that Sameer Verma’s claim this year appears a mite stronger, and the ageing Thiruvananthapuram player may just have missed the boat in the stakes of having the coveted statuette adorn his mantelpiece.

National Sports Awards 2020: From Neeraj Chopra to Manika Batra, all the sports stars nominated for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award
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National Sports Awards 2020: From Neeraj Chopra to Manika Batra, all the sports stars nominated for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award

Here's a list of athletes who have been nominated so far for National Sports Awards in the Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award categories

BAI recommends Kidambi Srikanth for Khel Ratna after shuttler's apology, sends show-cause letter to HS Prannoy
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BAI recommends Kidambi Srikanth for Khel Ratna after shuttler's apology, sends show-cause letter to HS Prannoy

Earlier, on disciplinary grounds, the BAI did not nominate World No. 14 Srikanth and 28th ranked Prannoy for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award respectively.

Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu hopeful of getting Arjuna Award after being cleared of doping charges
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Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu hopeful of getting Arjuna Award after being cleared of doping charges

Chanu, who won gold at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games in 48kg and 53kg respectively, has been trying for the prestigious Award for the past four years.

'This country is a joke': HS Prannoy disappointed after being overlooked for Arjuna Award nomination once again
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'This country is a joke': HS Prannoy disappointed after being overlooked for Arjuna Award nomination once again

HS Prannoy let his frustration show after not being nominated for the national sports awards for a second year running.

Harmanpreet Singh 'delighted' to be nominated for Arjuna award, lauds teammates for helping him in his success
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Harmanpreet Singh 'delighted' to be nominated for Arjuna award, lauds teammates for helping him in his success

In contention for the Arjuna award after being nominated by the national federation, the Indian men's hockey team defender Harmanpreet Singh on Thursday said his teammates have had a huge role in making him successful.

Sports Ministry extends deadline for submitting applications for awards, allows athletes to self-nominate
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Sports Ministry extends deadline for submitting applications for awards, allows athletes to self-nominate

The Sports Ministry has invited only e-mail applications this year due to the pandemic.

BAI recommends Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna award
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BAI recommends Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna award

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and men's singles player Sameer Verma were on Tuesday recommended for the Arjuna award

Vinesh Phogat to be nominated for Khel Ratna Award, Sakshi Malik hopes to be considered for Arjuna Award
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Vinesh Phogat to be nominated for Khel Ratna Award, Sakshi Malik hopes to be considered for Arjuna Award

Vinesh Phogat, who is the lone woman wrestler to have qualified for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics, had missed out on the honour last year with fellow grappler Bajrang Punia getting the prestigious award.

BCCI nominate Rohit Sharma for Khel Ratna, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Deepti Sharma for Arjuna Award
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BCCI nominate Rohit Sharma for Khel Ratna, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Deepti Sharma for Arjuna Award

India's limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been nominated for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna', the BCCI announced on Saturday, acknowledging the prolific batsman's stupendous performance in the 2019 ODI World Cup.