THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has congratulated sportspersons who have won the prestigious Dronacharya and Arjuna awards. The Dronacharya award winner Jose Jacob and the Arjuna award winners Tom Joseph, Tintu Luka, Geethu Anna Jose, V Diju and Saji Thomas are the pride of the state and inspiration for the upcoming generation in sports, the Chief Minister said. Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan congratulated the award winners and expressed his best wishes to them over phone. ‘’This is the first in the history of the state that five persons are winning Arjuna award in a year. It will be inspiration for the other sportspersons of the state especially at a time when the Kerala is hosting the National Games,’’ the minister said.