Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - Arjuna Award

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Govt To Consolidate Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award Into One National Award

The Home Ministry has recommended the consolidation of India's highest sporting honours, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards, into a single national award. The Sports Ministry replied that they might comply with the proposal next year. Besides, the MHA heeded previous year's increase in awardees for the Dronacharya and Dhyanchand categories from the conventional 32 to an unprecedented 74 recipients. Reportedly, the extension was to… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 08:15 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Ministry of Home Affairs, Sports Ministry, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Virender Singh

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Olympian Vijender Joins Farmers' Protest, Warns To Return Khel Ratna

Olympian boxer Vijender Singh has voiced his support for the farmers protesting against the Farm laws. He said that if the government failed to repeal the 'black laws', he would return his Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Vijender, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha on a Congress ticket, is one among the sportspeople who have joined the protest. Recently, former sportspersons have decided to return their awards condemning the bills.

Sun, 06 Dec 2020 - 03:26 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Boxer, Virender Singh, Farmers' Protest, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Courtesy: Hindustan Times