INTERVIEW| Will hit bull's eye, 'josh' is quite high in Bihar politics: BJP candidate Shreyasi Singh
Shreyasi is the first woman CWG gold medallist of Indian national team and now contesting in the Bihar assembly election from Jamui seat on the ticket of BJP.
Shreyasi is the daughter of the late former Union Minister Digvijay Singh and was speculated to join the RJD to contest the assembly elections either from Amarpur assembly seat in Jamui.
Indian women cricket team's Deepti Sharma, who received the Arjuna Award on Saturday, said it was her dream to get her name added in the list of the recipients of this prestigious award.
The 25-year-old paddler shed some light on her reactions post the announcement, why she feels her inclusion is justified and her training plans.
The 31-year-old, who has played 97 Tests, 80 ODIs and 14 T20Is for India, is one of the 27 sportspersons who have been honoured with the Arjuna Award this year.
Kovind presented Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar.
The recipients received blazers and certificates during the ceremony. It was learnt that the medallions, trophies and statuettes will be handed over to the winners once the situation becomes normal.
Jhingan said to make the world's biggest tournament, the Indian team will need to regularly feature in the AFC Asian Cup, break into the top 100 and then aim for the top 50 in the FIFA rankings.
Rijiju made this announcement on the occasion of the 115th birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, which is also celebrated as National Sports Day.
Satwik earlier said the award will motivate the duo to win an Olympic medal next year.
Mercurial striker Chhetri, who received the Arjuna in 2011 and the Padma Shri in 2019, expressed his delight and termed Jhingan as a "great role model".
When the recipients of the national sports awards were announced on Friday, Atanu Das initially refused to believe that his name figured among the Arjuna awardees.
Six-time Winter Olympian & Arjuna Award winner, in a chat with Indraneel Das, lifts lid on travails of life in lesser-known sports.
Wrestler Sakshi Malik and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, former Khel Ratna winners both, were not considered for Arjuna this year by the sports ministry.
Such was his confidence that he initially refused to believe the list of awardees, terming it fake before a couple of friends confirmed that he had indeed missed out once again.