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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Rohit Sharma, Neeraj Chopra and Anjum Moudgil have been recommended for Khel Ratna awards for this year.
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.