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Sports Awards 2021: Neeraj Chopra, Manpreet Singh, Mithali Raj get Khel Ratna

Sportspersons, coaches, who have made excellent contribution in sports, were honored with sports awards today. President Ram Nath Kovind distributed sports awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Every year awards are given in different categories to the best contributors in the field of sports. These include Khel, Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Award. Although these awards are announced on August 29, the birthday of Major Dhyanchand, who is called the sports day, the magician of hockey, but this time due to the Olympic and Paralympic games, the announcement of these awards was delayed.

The Khel Ratna Award, the highest honor in the world of sports, will be given to 12 players this year. This is the first time that so many players have been given the Khel Ratna Award at the same time. The names of the first 11 players were announced, after which the name of hockey team captain Manpreet Singh was also added to it.

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The award will be given to javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won India’s first gold medal in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics. Apart from this, male wrestler Ravi Dahiya, female boxer Lovlina Borgohain, hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, Paralympic medalist shooter Avani Lekhara, paraathlete Sumit Antill, para badminton player Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, para shooter Manish The names of Narwal are included. Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj, hockey team captain Sunil Chhetri were also awarded the Khel Ratna award.

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