National Sports Awards Ceremony live: The award winners are connected virtually to President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan from nine different Sports Authority of India-designated locations. An unprecedented five India athletes – cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, para athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu, women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, and paddler Manika Batra – will be virtually conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
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Dutee Chand gets Arjuna
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been awarded the Arjuna Award. Sawant Ajay Anant (Equestrian), Sandesh Jhingan (Football), Aditi Ashok (Golf), Akashdeep Singh (Hockey), Deepika (Hockey), Deepak (Kabaddi), Kale Sarika Sudhakar (Kho Kho), Divya Kakran (Wrestling), Rahul Aware (Wrestling), Suyash Narayan Jadhav (Para Swimming), Sandeep Para (Athletics) Manish Narwal (Para Shooting) also conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award.
Manu Bhaker gets Arjuna
India shooter Manu Bhaker is being conferred with the Arjuna Award. The other prominent athletes to get the Arjuna Award currently is Dattu Baban Bhokanal (Rowing), Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting), Divij Sharan (Tennis), Madhurika Suhas Patkar (Table Tennis).
Arjua awards being presented
The Arjuna Award is being presented after the Dronacharya in life time category. The first ones to be conferred with it are Dutee Chand (Athletics), Atanu Das (Archery), Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty (Badminton), Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (Basketball), Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing), Subedar Manish Kaushik (Boxing) Ishant Sharma (Cricket), Deepti Sharma (Cricket).
Dronacharya Award in Lifetime category has been awarded to Dharmendra Tiwary (Archery), Purushotham Rai (Athletics), Shiv Singh (Boxing), Romesh Pathania (Hockey), Krishan Kumar Hooda (Kabaddi), Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar (Para Powerlifting), Naresh Kumar (Tennis), Om Parkash Dahiya (Wrestling).
The nine SAI designated centres are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bengaluru Pune, Sonepat, Hyderabad, Bhopal.
National sports Awards
Hello and welcome the live updates of the National Sports Awards 2020 being held virtually for the first time. The award winners will be connected virtually to President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan from nine different Sports Authority of India-designated locations
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