Para-athlete Deepa Malik receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function here on Thursday. Photo/ANI
Para-athlete Deepa Malik receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function here on Thursday. Photo/ANI

President Kovind gives away National Sports Awards to sportspersons

Updated: Aug 29, 2019 19:38 IST

By Rajiv Gandhikhel Ratna, The Highest Sports Honour In The Country. The President Also Conferred Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award And Dhyan Chand Award
New Delhi [India], Aug 29 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday conferred the National Sports Awards on sportspersons and coaches at here on the occasion of National Sports Day.
Para-athlete Deepa Malik was conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest sports honour in the country.
The President also conferred Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Dhyan Chand Award, and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar on several sportspersons and coaches for their contribution to the field of sports.
Footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, hockey player Chinglensana Kangujam, sprinter Mohammed Anas, heptathlete Swapna Barman and shooter Anjum Moudgil were some of the sportspersons who received the Arjuna Award.
Among the coaches who received the Dronacharya Award were Ranbir Singh Khokar (kabaddi), Sanjay Bhardwaj (cricket) Mezban Patel (hockey), Sandeep Gupta (table tennis), and Vimal Kumar (badminton). (ANI)

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