Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: This is only the second time that four athletes have been recommended for the top sporting accolade
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, Dronacharya award and the Dhyan Chand award, conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyanchand honours, conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29
Harbhajan Singh, who has 417 Test and 269 ODI wickets, is an Arjuna Awardee and was also conferred with Padma Shri
Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy had left the squad at Asian Badminton Championship in Manila in February, which put India's chances of winning the historic medal at the championship in lurch
A panel formed by the Sports Ministry will shortlist the nominations received from various national federations with the awards to be presented on National Sports Day, August 29
Manika Batra, who missed out on India's highest sporting honour last year, is the first woman paddler from her country to win a singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
Vinesh Phogat, who is the lone woman wrestler to have qualified for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics, had missed out on Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna last year with fellow grappler Bajrang Punia getting the prestigious award
While Rohit Sharma's name has been sent for India's highest sporting honour - Khel Ratna, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Deepti Sharma have been nominated for Arjuna Award
The 22-year-old Chopra is the only track and field athlete to be recommended by the AFI for the country's highest sports award this year
The BCCI on announced cricket's nomination for Indian sports awards with Rohit Sharma vying for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Chanu had received the Khel Ratna along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in 2018. She was also awarded the Padma Shri -- the country's fourth-highest civilian award -- the same year
National Rifle Association of India on Thursday recommended Anjum Moudgil's name for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while Manu Bhaker is among four shooters recommended for the Arjuna Award
The process for national sports awards nomination usually begins in April, but this time, it was pushed to May due to coronavirus lockdown, which is into its third phase
In normal circumstances, the nomination process for awarding national sports awards is usually concluded by the last week of April every year
The National Sports Awards are given on August 29 every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
Selection Committee for Sports Awards 2019 nominated names of Bajrang Punia (wrestling) and Deepa Malik (para-athletics) for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and 19 payers including cricketer Ravindra Jadeja and athlete Mohammed Anas Yahiya for the Arjuna Award
Deepa Malik, who won a silver in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was added for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by a 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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