New Delhi, Aug. 29: Indian Sportspersons are an epithet of hard work and victory in a difficult situation. Applauding and honoring their spirit and hard work, on the occasion of National Sports Day 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind honored many Indian sportsmen with National Sports Awards 2019.
President presented Khel Ratna award, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and Dhyan Chand Award to the respective winners. National Sports Day 2019 got much more limelight this year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched #FitIndiamovement.
President Ram Nath Kovind honored many Indian sportsmen with National Sports Awards 2019.
Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Thakur, Poonam Yadav, and Mohammed Anas Yahiya are some of the popular sportsmen who are going to be conferred with the Arjuna Award.
Deepa Malik (para-athletics) and Bajrang Punia (wrestling) are the winners of Khel Ratna Awards and Dhyan Chand Award was conferred to Manuel Fredricks.
For Dronacharya Award, Mohinder Singh Dhillon (athletics), Sandeep Gupta (table tennis) and Vimal Kumar (badminton) are the winners for this year.
The event started at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 5 PM today. National Sports Day 2019 is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of late Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. Chand, who was born on August 29 in the year 1905, led India to three Olympic Gold in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Chand took his last breath in the year 1979.
Here are some glimpses of the event-