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List of Sportspersons nominated for major National Sports Awards

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Nation First News:  India’s para-athlete Deepa Malik along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Similarly, Indian Cricketers Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav among 19 sportspersons who have been nominated for the Arjuna award.

The awards are presented every year on August 29, in the National Sports Day. The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

List of Sportspersons nominated for various awards:

Khel Ratna Award:

  • Bajrang Punia (Wrestling)
  • Deepa Malik (Para-athletics)

Arjuna Award:

  1. Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Athletics)
  2. Md. Anas Yahiya (Athletics)
  3. Swapna Barman (Athletics)
  4. Ravindra Jadeja (Cricket)
  5. Poonam Yadav (Cricket)
  6. Pramod Bhagat (Para-badminton)
  7. Sonia Lather (Boxing)
  8. S. Bhaskaran (Bodybuilding)
  9. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Hockey)
  10. Ajay Thakur (Kabaddi)
  11. Gaurav Gill (Motorsports)
  12. Anjum Moudgil (Shooting)
  13. Harmeet Desai (Table tennis)
  14. Pooja Dhanda (Wrestling)
  15. Fouaad Mirza (Equestrian)
  16. Gurpreet Sandhu (Football)
  17. Simran Shergill (Polo)
  18. B. Sai Praneeth (Badminton)
  19. Sundar Singh Gurjar (Para-athletics)

Dhyan Chand Award:

  1. Manuel Fredricks (Hockey)
  2. Arup Basak (Table Tennis)
  3. Manoj Kumar (Wrestling)
  4. Nitten Kirrtane (Tennis)
  5. C. Lalremsanga (Archery)

Dronacharya (regular) Award:

  • Vimal Kumar (Badminton)
  • Sandeep Gupta (Table Tennis)
  • Mohinder Singh Dhillon (Athletics)

Dronacharya (lifetime) Award:

  • Merzban Patel (Hockey)
  • Rambir Singh Khokhar (Kabaddi)
  • Sanjay Bhardwaj (Cricket)

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar:

  • Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation
  • Go Sports
  • Rayalseema Development Trust

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy:

Panjab University (Chandigarh)

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