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.
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.
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, Dronacharya award and the Dhyan Chand award
Asian Games medal winners Ankita Raina and Divij Sharan are set to be nominated for the Arjuna award by the national tennis federation, which plans to send former Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal's name for the Dhyan Chand honour.
National Sports Day: All you need to know about its history, list of sporting honours to be bestowed today and more
The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August every year on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Every year, on the same day, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Government of India gives away the sports awards.
Asian Games 1978 gold medal winning race-walker Hakam Singh passes away in Punjab amid treatment for kidney ailment
Dhyan Chand awardee and gold medal-winning athlete Hakam Singh passed away on Monday, after being hospitalised for several weeks due to kidney and liver ailments.
National Sports Day: President Ram Nath Kovind awards Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to Sardar Singh, Devendra Jhajharia
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave away the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh and Paralympics double gold medallist and world record holder Devendra Jhajharia at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan here on the occasion of National Sports Day.
Amritraj, with his brother Anand, reached the men's doubles semifinals of Wimbledon in 1976. He twice reached the quarterfinals in men's singles at Wimbledon (1973, 1981) and US Open (1973, 1974).
Bansal said that the railways had put up with an sterling performance in different sports events both nationally and globally.