- 1 Who got first Dhyan Chand Award?
- 2 Who got Rajiv Gandhi award in 2020?
- 3 Who got Dronacharya award in 2020?
- 4 What is the new name of Khel Ratna?
- 5 What is the new name of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna?
- 6 Who is Major Dhyan Chand Khel?
- 7 Who gets the Arjuna Award?
- 8 Who got Arjuna Award recently?
- 9 Who is the youngest Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award?
- 10 Who got Khel Ratna?
Who got first Dhyan Chand Award?
Chess legend Viswanathan Anand was its first recipient. The announcement sparked a discussion over the “political overtones” of the decision though Modi tweeted that he had been getting many requests from citizens across the country to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. 2
Who got Rajiv Gandhi award in 2020?
Batsman Rohit Sharma is among the five athletes who will receive the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, for 2020.
Who got Dronacharya award in 2020?
In 2020, the Dronacharya Award was given to former hockey captain and coach Jude Felix, pistol shooting coach Jaspal Rana, para-badminton coach Gaurav Khanna, Wushu coach Kuldeep Handoo and Mallakhamb coach Yogesh Malviya.
What is the new name of Khel Ratna?
The renaming of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award comes in the week when hockey has returned to the limelight, thanks to the exceptional performances by the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams at the Tokyo Olympics. Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad was renamed Narendra Modi Stadium in February 2020. 2
What is the new name of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna?
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, which will now be referred to as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, recognises sportspersons who have excelled at the international level over a period of four years. It carries a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh. 2
Who is Major Dhyan Chand Khel?
The now renamed Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award comes with a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh. Known as The Wizard, Major Dhyan Chand, a field hockey player, played international hockey from 1926 to 1949, scroing over 400 goals in his career. 2
Who gets the Arjuna Award?
The latest revision in 2018 stipulates that the award is given only to the disciplines included in the events like Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship and World Cup along with Cricket, Indigenous Games, and Parasports.
Who got Arjuna Award recently?
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma says winning this year’s Arjuna Award is the fruit of his hard work in the last 13 years. The 31-year-old lanky pacer from Delhi said more than him, his family, especially his wife Pratima Singh, is proud of his achievement.
Who is the youngest Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award?
In 2001, sport shooter Abhinav Bindra, then aged 18, became the youngest recipient of the award.
Who got Khel Ratna?
Launched in 1991-92, the award comprises a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of ₹ 25 lakh. The first recipient of the Khel Ratna was chess legend Viswanathan Anand. Some of the winners in recent years include cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, among others. 3