Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Mukundakum Sharma has been picked as the chairperson of the committee, which also includes decorated former shooter Anjali Bhagwat and former women's cricket team captain Anjum Chopra
The department of sports and youth services (DSYS) of Odisha has also recommended the Indian women's hockey team vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka for the Arjuna Award.
AICF nominates world No 3 Koneru Humpy for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna; Vidit Gujrathi among Arjuna award nominees
The 34-year old Humpy, currently ranked number three in the world, has qualified for the FIDE Women's Candidates event next year and was also part of the Indian squad which won the Online Chess Olympiad in 2020.
National women's football team striker Bala Devi, who is currently playing for Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League, has been recommended for the coveted Arjuna Award.
The 35-year-old from Haryana's Bhiwani made an appearance at the protest site of the farmers -- Delhi's Singhu border.
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: 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.
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.
Harbhajan Singh says Punjab government justified in withdrawing his name from Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
Harbhajan, who has 417 Test and 269 ODI wickets is an Arjuna Awardee and was also conferred with Padma Shri.
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.
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.
Rajiv Gandhi Kel Ratna nominee Deepa Malik says her journey has been about changing people's attitude towards disability
Malik, a silver medallist at the last Paralympics in Rio feels that her whole journey has been more about trying to change people's attitude towards how they look at disability.
Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik in contention for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award; Ravindra Jadeja included in Arjuna Award nominees' list
The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was added for the Khel Ratna by a 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting.
Commonwealth Games winner Mirabai Chanu aims to lift 210 kg, says it would be enough to win medals in global tournaments
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu stated that she's attempting to lift up to 210 kg, which she has said will be enough for her to win a medal at any tournament.
Bajrang Punia unlikely to move court against Khel Ratna snub after advice from mentor Yogeshwar Dutt
Star wrestler Bajrang Punia is likely to back down from his stance of going to court against Sports Ministry's decision to ignore him for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award after his mentor Yogeshwar Dutt advised him to rather concentrate on his preparation for next month's World Championships.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia meets sports minister, hopeful of his case for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to be considered
Bajrang Punia who won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, said if he doesn't get a favourable reply by evening, he will be forced to knock the doors of Court to get justice.
Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on 25 September, sports ministry announces
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on September 25, the sports ministry announced on Thursday.
Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Bajrang Punia to talk to sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore about Khel Ratna snub
Bajrang said: "It doesn't feel good to beg for an award, but it is the biggest honour for any sportsperson and a wrestler's career is very uncertain. Any time an injury can end your career."
India cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were on Monday jointly recommended for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — the country's highest sporting honour.
Asian Games performances will be considered for 2018 National Sports Awards to be held on 25 September
The Sports Ministry is open to the idea of considering outstanding performers of next month's Asian Games for this year's National Sports Awards, which will be held on 25 September instead of the conventional 29 August to ensure that athletes don't miss out due to their participation in the continental showpiece.