National Sports Day being observed today: President to confer sports award

  • National Sports Day being observed today: President to confer sports award
29-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

National Sports Day to mark the birthday of Indian hockey legend Dhyan Chand is celebrated on 29th August every. To celebrate the day various programs are being conducted through the country.

President Ram Nath Kovind, on this occasion will present the sports awards this evening. A total of 29 players have been selected to receive the honours from President. The President will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is honoured for the player’s spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years at international level. The Arjuna Awards are given to recognise outstanding achievement in National sports while the Dronacharya Award is sports coaching honour.

Sardar Singh and Devendra Jhajharia will be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards. While, Cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur, Cheteshwar Pujara; Para-athletes Mariyappan and Varun Singh Bati are among 17 sportspersons who will be honoured with the Arjuna awards today.

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