Arjuna receives Saipranit delhi
Telugu shuttler Sai Praneeth, who made history with the bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships, was awarded the Arjuna receives on Thursday. He received the award from Ramnath Kovind at the awards ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of National Sports Day.
On the other hand, the 2016 Rio Paralympics silver winner Deepa Malik received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the highest sporting honor. Wrestler Bajrang Punia, who was selected for the Khel Ratna, was unable to attend the event because he is currently practicing in Russia. Along with cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, some players playing in different tournaments did not receive the Arjuna awards.
Rayaleseema Development Trust (RDT) Receives State Khel Promotion Puraskar Award for RDT Ardity 90 Centers in Anantapur provides training for poor and middle class children in sports. More than 11,000 students are trained in Hockey, Football, Cricket, Judo, Softball, Kho Kho and Kabaddi. Recognizing the services of the RDT, the central government has announced the State Khel Prosecution Puraskar. President Ramnath Kovind presented the award to RDT Director Mancho Ferrer. The Gagan Narang Sports Foundation was also awarded in the same category.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: Deepa Malik, Bajrang Punia;
Dronacharya (Regular): Mohinder Singh (Athletics), Sandeep Gupta (Table Tennis), Vimal Kumar (Badminton);
Dhyanchand Award: Manoj Kumar (wrestling), Lalremsanga (archery), Arup Basak (table tennis), Nitin Kirtane (tennis), Fredericks (hockey)