This year's awards were delayed after the government decided to wait for India’s performance at both the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo
The Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award are given away each year by the country's president on August 29, the National Sports Day
Making the announcement, PM Narendra Modi said he had been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand
Praneeth won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championship and is the only men's singles player to have qualified for the Tokyo Games
Neeraj Chopra's nomination came after sprinter Dutee Chand was recommended for the same top award by the Odisha government
Ngangom Bala Devi, who is currently playing for Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League, has been recommended for the coveted Arjuna 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
For the Arjuna awards, the NRAI has recommended the Olympic-bound duo of Elavenil Valarivan and Abhishek Verma
For Arjuna Award, the BCCI is expected to send the names of senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who was ignored last year, K L Rahul and pacer Jasprit Bumrah
Dutee clocked 11.7 seconds in 100m at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala last week, missing the automatic Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds
Vice-captain of India's men's team Harmanpreet Singh and women's team members Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur have also been nominated for the Arjuna awards.
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Kiren Rijiju made the announcement on the occasion of the 115th birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, which is celebrated as National Sports Day in India
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The SAI said that 65 of the 74 awardees will attend the first-ever virtual National Sports Awards from its centres across the country due to the pandemic
Rohit Sharma is the fourth cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli to receive the prestigious Khel Ratna award
Rohit Sharma, along with four others, will be conferred with the Khel Ratna on August 29 while Ishant Sharma and Deepti were among 27 who will be bestowed with the Arjuna Award
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Friday announced the list of winners for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and other national sports awards for 2020
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