Tag: , ,

Boxer Amit Pangal nominated for Arjuna Award

Gold medalist boxer Amit Pangal nominated for Arjuna Award. Jakarta Asian Games gold medalist boxer Amit Panghalwas on Tuesday nominated for this year’s prestigious Arjuna Award. The 22-year-old boxer who hails from Haryana was nominated for the award by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) after his stupendous feat in the quadrennial sporting event.Amit joined Sonia Lather and Gaurav Bidhuri in the

PM Modi’s special message on ‘National Sports Day’

PM Modi’s special message on ‘National Sports Day’

On the occasion of National Sports Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings by congratulating all sports lovers across India and expressed hope that sports and sportsmanship will always shine in the country. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi also paid a rich tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. “On

Arjuna award devalued, made cheap: Past recipients

Former recipients of the Arjuna award today lamented that its dignity has been lowered and the government is now “throwing” the honour away. Former India hockey captain Ashok Kumar, who is the son of legendary Dhyanchand, legendary middle-distance runner Sriram Singh Shekhawat, who holds the national record of 1:45.77 in 800m since 1976, and former

National Sports Award criteria may change from next year

National Sports Award criteria may change from next year. New Delhi, Aug 21: To ensure that no deserving candidate misses out on the Arjuna award, the sports ministry is planning to revise the criteria for selection, which would allow un-nominated athletes to be considered for the honour. It has been learnt from reliable sources that

Govt removes one Drona nominees

Govt. removes one from Drona nominees, keeps Arjuna list intact

Govt removes one Drona nominees, keeps Arjuna list intact. The Sports Ministry has dropped para-sports coach Satyanarayana from the list of this year’s Dronacharya awardees due to a criminal case pending against him, but made no changes to the names recommended for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards. The decision means that tennis player Rohan

Arjuna for Harmanpreet Kaur, Khel Ratna for Sardar Singh

Arjuna for Harmanpreet Kaur, Khel Ratna for Sardar Singh

Cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Cheteshwar Pujara, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu among 17 sportspersons who will be getting the prestigious Arjuna Awards this year.The decision was arrived at a meeting of the Arjuna Awards committee which met here on Thursday.   Harmanpreet was rewarded for her performance at the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup.The experienced batter

AITA recommend Rohan Bopannas name Arjuna Award

AITA to recommend Rohan Bopanna’s name for Arjuna Award

AITA recommend Rohan Bopannas name Arjuna Award. After Rohan Bopanna‘s French Open mixed doubles success, the All India Tennis Association ( AITA) on Friday decided to recommend his name for the prestigious Arjuna award.  The seventh-seeded Indo-Canadian pair staged a comeback after losing the opening set and defeated Lena Groenefeld and Farah 6-2, 2-6, 12-10 in a summit clash

BCCI recommends Virat Kohli’s for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award; Ajinkya Rahane for Arjuna Award

New Delhi: Test skipper Virat Kohli and star batsman Ajinkya Rahane’s superlative performances were rewarded on Tuesday as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recommended the duo for this year’s prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award respectively. “Yes, the BCCI has sent its recommendations naming Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane