Javelin thrower Sumit Antil and shooter Avani Lekhara's names have been recommended for Arjuna Award.
Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Mukundakum Sharma has been picked as the chairperson of the committee, which also includes decorated former shooter Anjali Bhagwat among others.
Days after Centre renames Khel Ratna award, Uddhav government sets up IT prize in Rajiv Gandhi's name
A government order said the award commemorates the contribution of Rajiv Gandhi, who was prime minister from 1984 to 1989, in giving impetus to the IT sector in India.
Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Deep Grace and Namita Toppo were given a rousing welcome upon their arrival in City
PM Narendra Modi said the renaming of the 'Khel Ratna' award in honour of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand will inspire crores of youngsters.
"Dada Dhyan Chand is deserving of Bharat Ratna. As a hockey player, it's a moment of pride that Khel Ratna has been now renamed after him," Sreejesh told ANI.
Dhyan Chand could have been honoured without insulting Rajiv Gandhi: Shiv Sena on renaming Khel Ratna Award
The party raised questions on the government's claim about the name change being motivated by "public sentiment," but added that it is pointless to dispute the claim.
Congress welcomed the decision to rename the award, but accused the government of being selective.
Better late than never: Sporting fraternity welcomes decision to rename Khel Ratna after Dhyan Chand
India's sporting fraternity welcomed the renaming of the Khel Ratna in honour of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand.
Making the announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand.
The process of nominations for the national honours ended on July 5 after two extensions, but now the sports ministry is willing to consider those athletes who would win medals at Tokyo.
Another proud moment for Kasaragod as Musa Sharif gets nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, announced district collector D Sajith Babu on his Facebook page.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had earlier decided to extend the last date of submission of application for the upcoming National Sports Awards 2021.
Sharath Kamal, who is set to compete in his fourth Olympics, had become the first Indian paddler to get the Padma Shri in 2019.
The National Rifle Association of India Wednesday announced their recommendations for the National Sports Awards 2021.