Khel Ratna

Sharad Kumar among four para-athletes recommended for Khel Ratna

Javelin thrower Sumit Antil and shooter Avani Lekhara's names have been recommended for Arjuna Award.

published on : 18th September 2021

Devendra Jhajharia, Venkatesh Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection committee

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.

published on : 8th September 2021

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.

published on : 11th August 2021

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna a big thing: Amit Rohidas

Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Deep Grace and Namita Toppo were given a rousing welcome upon their arrival in City

published on : 11th August 2021

Renaming of Khel Ratna award after Major Dhyan Chand to inspire youngsters: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi said the renaming of the 'Khel Ratna' award in honour of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand will inspire crores of youngsters.

published on : 10th August 2021

Dhyan Chand is deserving of Bharat Ratna, says PR Sreejesh

"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.

published on : 10th August 2021

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.

published on : 9th August 2021

Renaming of Khel Ratna triggers political debate

Congress welcomed the decision to rename the award, but accused the government of being selective.

published on : 7th August 2021

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.

published on : 6th August 2021

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to be renamed after Major Dhyan Chand: PM Modi

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.

published on : 6th August 2021

National sports awards selection process to be delayed to include Olympic medallists

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. 

published on : 12th July 2021

How a dry fish seller’s son from Kasaragod became most sought after navigator in motorsports world

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.

published on : 3rd July 2021

Khel Ratna Award: Badminton Association of India​ recommends Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth's name

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.

published on : 1st July 2021

TTFI recommends Sharath Kamal for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Sharath Kamal, who is set to compete in his fourth Olympics, had become the first Indian paddler to get the Padma Shri in 2019.

published on : 30th June 2021

NRAI recommends Ankur Mittal, Anjum Moudgil for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

The National Rifle Association of India Wednesday announced their recommendations for the National Sports Awards 2021.

published on : 30th June 2021
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