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Khel Ratna Awards: President confers medals to Rio heroes

President Pranab Mukherjee On Monday Conferred Khel Ratna Awards To Rio Heroes At Rashtrapati Bhawan To Celebrate The Occasion Of National Sports Day.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 29 Aug 2016, 01:17:29 PM

New Delhi:

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred Khel Ratna Awards to Rio heroes at Rashtrapati Bhawan to celebrate the occasion of National Sports Day.

The day is celebrated to honour legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand Singh who was born on 29th August, 1905.

Olympics Silver medalist PV Sindhu, Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and Shooter Jitu Rai have been conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards.

Here are live updates:

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Rio Olympics Silver Medallist PV Sindhu has been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

# Shooter Jitu Rai conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Mukherjee.

# President Mukherjee presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik.

# Dipa Karmakar conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Mukherjee.

# President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dronacharya Award to Bishweshwar Nandi (Coach of Dipa Karmakar).

# Raj Kumar Sharma (Coach of Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma) conferred with Dronacharya award by President Mukherjee.

# President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna Award to Lalita Shivaji Babar for Athletics.

# Footballer Subrata Paul conferred with Arjuna Award by President Mukherjee.

# President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna Award to Raghunath V.R. for Hockey.

# Wrestler Vinesh Phogat conferred with Arjuna Award by President Mukherjee.

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First Published : 29 Aug 2016, 10:24:00 AM

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