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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna


Renaming Khel Ratna award not people's wish, but 'political game': Sena

August 09, 2021 2:04 pm

Making the announcement, Prime Minister Modi had said he had been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand.

B Sai Praneeth nominated for Khel Ratna with Kidambi Srikanth

July 01, 2021 1:53 pm

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) nominated HS Prannoy, Pranav Jerry Chopra and Sameer Verma for the Arjuna honour.

Odisha govt. nominates Dutee Chand for Khel Ratna

June 29, 2021 8:06 pm

Odisha government on Tuesday nominated ace sprinter Dutee Chand for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the country's highest sporting honour.

Home ministry wants Khel Ratna, Arjuna to be rationalised to form one award

February 17, 2021 6:28 pm

The sports ministry, in its reply, said they ‘may agree’ with the MHA’s suggestion but a spokesperson said that this year, the awards will be conferred as per the existing format.

President Kovind honours record 74 Indians with National Sports Awards

August 29, 2020 3:45 pm

The Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees, with the exception of a few, logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind.

When Khel Ratna Mariyappan Thangavelu worked as newspaper hawker to sustain life and dreams

August 28, 2020 2:57 pm

Mariyappan Thangavelu's target is to win another gold and create a world record in his event in Tokyo Paralympics (August 24 to September 5, 2021) by clearing the 2-metre mark.

Couldn't hold back tears: Rani Rampal after getting Khel Ratna

August 26, 2020 3:27 pm

Rani Rampal never expected the Khel Ratna to be bestowed on a woman hockey player and that's one reason why she could not hold back tears.

In a non-Olympic year, Olympic-sized awards list for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

August 22, 2020 3:18 pm

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports goes against its own guidelines by announcing 74 winners across all the seven categories.

Rohit Sharma to Vinesh Phogat: Meet the five Khel Ratna recipients of 2020

August 23, 2020 9:14 am

The award ceremony will be held virtually on August 29, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among four recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

August 19, 2020 12:30 pm

The names were decided after the National Sports Awards selection committee met on Tuesday for deciding the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and other national sports awards.


National Sports Day: Big smiles as athletes get rewarded with Khel Ratna, Arjuna

August 30, 2020 9:28 am

In what was the first virtual National Sports Awards ceremony forced due to the coronavirus pandemic, a record 74 sporting heroes of India were bestowed with the honours on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, annually celebrated as India’s sports day.

Rohit Sharma, Neeraj Chopra, Anjum Moudgil recommended for Khel Ratna awards

May 31, 2020 2:10 pm

Rohit Sharma, Neeraj Chopra and Anjum Moudgil have been recommended for Khel Ratna awards for this year.

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu, other athletes conferred with Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards by President Ram Nath Kovind

September 28, 2018 7:23 am

Virat Kohli sent the shutterbugs into a clicking frenzy as he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, sharing the country's highest sporting honour with world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.