National Sports Awards: Ultimate dream is to qualify for FIFA World Cup, says Arjuna Awardee Sandesh Jhingan
India central defender Sandesh Jhingan became the 27th footballer to receive the Arjuna Award.
This year, the sports ministry's selection committee recommended five athletes, including star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat among others for the Khel Ratna, while selecting 27 for the Arjuna awards.
National Sports Awards 2020: Khel Ratna awardee Mariyappan Thangavelu 'never thought he would reach this far'
Thangavelu still cannot believe how far he has come after suffering permanent disability at the age of five when a bus crushed his right leg below the knee.
After being snubbed for the Dronacharya, two-time Olympian Manoj Kumar's brother, Rajesh Kumar Rajound, said: "Gareeb aadmi ke liye sirf samaan hi sab kuch hota hai."
The 31-year-old Ishant Sharma said more than him, his family, especially his wife Pratima Singh, is proud of his achievement.
National Sports Awards 2020: Dutee Chand says Arjuna nomination will motivate her to breach Olympic qualification mark
Dutee featured in the Rio Olympics by breaching the qualifying standard of 11.32 seconds but this time the mark is 11.15 seconds.
Arpinder Singh won gold in the triple jump at the 2018 Asian Games. While his coach got a Dronacharya that same year, Arpinder has unsuccessfully applied for the Arjuna Award in three consecutive years since.
National Sports Awards 2020: India's ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma thanks fans after winning Khel Ratna
Rohit, along with paddler Manika Batra, women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-athlete T Mariyappan were this year awarded the country's highest sporting honour.
National Sports Awards 2020: Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy elated after Arjuna comes as 'silver lining' during pandemic
The awards ceremony will be held virtually on 29 August, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the pandemic.
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.
This was due to the fact that they had already won the Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour.
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: Manoj Kumar writes to Kiren Rijiju asking Dronacharya for brother, coach
Boxer Manoj Kumar wrote to the Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju asking for his brother and personal coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound to be nominated for the Dronacharya Award this year.
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
The national sports awards are given away every year on 29 August, the birth anniversary of hockey icon Dhyan Chand.
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.
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
'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.
The process to pick this year's national sports awards has been delayed because of the nation-wide lockdown to combat COVID-19 pandemic and the applications will be invited next month, a Sports Ministry official told PTI.