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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

Arjuna for Harmanpreet Kaur, Khel Ratna for Sardar Singh

Arjuna for Harmanpreet Kaur, Khel Ratna for Sardar

Devendra Jhajharia Sardar Singh honoured-Khel Ratna

Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh to be honoured with Khel Ratna

Devendra Jhajharia Sardar Singh honoured-Khel Ratna. Paralympian Indian star Devendra Jhajharia, who clinched gold in men’s F46 javelin throw at the Rio Olympics, will receive country’s highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Along with Jhajharia, former Indian hockey skipper Sardar Singh, who was honoured with theArjuna Award in 2012, will be honoured with the prestigious medal.The prestigious

Athletes bask in awards glory at Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred Khel Ratna award on four-Sakshi Malik, P V Sindhu, both of whom won medals at Rio Olympics, Deepa Karmakar and Jitu Rai, the duo whose stunning performance drew laurels from across the country. They received a medal, certificate and cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh each. Also

Khel Ratna For PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik, Jitu Rai For Rio 2016 Show

Rio Olympics 2016 medallists PV Sindhu (badminton) and Sakshi Malik (wrestling) have been awarded the Khel Ratna award for 2016. The highest sporting award of the country has also been given to Dipa Karmakar and Jitu Rai. Dipa Karmakar’s coach Bisweshwar Nandi is among six coaches who has been awarded the Dronacharya Award for 2016.

Ace shooter Jitu Rai recommended for Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist Jitu Rai has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his exploits in pistol shooting in the last two years although he couldn’t win a medal in the Rio Olympics. “Yes, we have recommended Jitu’s name for Khel Ratna award,” National Rifle Association of India