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Full list of National Sports Awards 2019: Deepa Malik and BajrangPunia Won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

National Sports Awards 2019

Full list of National Sports Awards 2019: The Indian President Ramnath Kovind, on Sports Day 2019, presented the sports honors to all the famous sports person including Paralympian Deepa Malik, sprinter Mohammed Anas, Ajay Thakur, and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

Yesterday (August 29) was the 114th birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand and the National Sports Day in India. India celebrates his birth as the National Sports Day to respect his contributions in the Sports field. The government, therefore, organized an event at the RashtrapatiBhavan, New Delhi, to present the National Sports Awards 2019. Winning these awards is extremely significant for every sports person as they receive the acknowledgment and honor for their exceptional performances.

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has the highest value in India because the Indian Govt. confer this award to some exceptional talents only. It is the highest sports honor one can receive in India, and the highly talented and hard-working Paralympian Deepa Malik was yesterday conferred the honor by none other than the president of India. After winning the award, she has created history as she has become the first and the oldest Indian woman Paralympian to receive the honor.

Apart from the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the President also presented Arjuna Award to other sports personalities from different sports such as Football, Motor Sports, Wrestling, etc. Thousands of people were watching the event live on the Sports Channel, “Doordarshan Sports,” and the channel has also shared some videos and pictures on Twitter.

Wrestler Pooja Danda secured the Arjuna Award 2019 for her moving journey in wrestling which started with winning the Gold Medal in Commonwealth Championship, 2017; and continued till she won a silver medal in Commonwealth Games, 2018 and Bronze Medal in Senior World Championship, 2018.

The president also presented the Arjuna Award to Saurav Singh Gill for his achievement in the field of Motor Sports as he recently won the FIA World Rally Championship, 2018, and the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship in 2016 and 2017.

The name of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is also in the list of Arjuna Award winners as the President Ramnath Kovind has shared a picture with the exceptional Football Player who is the only Indian to participate in the UEFA Europa League, and has also won the Intercontinental Cup 2018.

Full List of National Sports Awards 2019

NAME

SPORT

AWARD

Deepa MalikPara-AthleticsRajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
BajrangPuniaWrestlingRajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
RavindraJadejaCricketArjuna Award
Mohammed AnasAthleticsArjuna Award
Gurpreet Singh SandhuFootballArjuna Award
Chinglensana Singh KangujamHockeyArjuna Award
Sonia LatherBoxingArjuna Award
S BhaskaranBodybuildingArjuna Award
Ajay ThakurKabaddiArjuna Award
AnjumMoudgilShootingArjuna Award
BhamidipatiBhamidipati Sai PraneethBadmintonArjuna Award
Tajinder Pal Singh ToorAthleticsArjuna Award
PramodBhagatPara sports-badmintonArjuna Award
HarmeetRajul DesaiTable tennisArjuna Award
Pooja DhandaWrestlingArjuna Award
Fouaad MirzaEquestrianArjuna Award
Simran Singh ShergillPoloArjuna Award
Poonam YadavCricketArjuna Award
Swapna BurmanAthleticsArjuna Award
Sundar Singh GurjarPara sports-athleticsArjuna Award
Gaurav Singh GillMotorsportsArjuna Award
Mohinder Singh DhillonAthleticsDronacharya Award
Sandeep GuptaTable TennisDronacharya Award
Vimal KumarBadmintonDronacharya Award
Sanjay BhardwajCricketDronacharya Award in lifetime Category
Rambir Singh KhokarKabaddiDronacharya Award in lifetime Category
Mezban PatelHockeyDronacharya Award in lifetime Category
Manoj KumarWrestlingDhyan Chand Award
C LalremsangaArcheryDhyan Chand Award
Arup Basaktable tennisDhyan Chand Award
NittenKirrtaneTennisDhyan Chand Award
Manuel FredricksHockeyDhyan Chand Award

National Sports Awards 2019: Bajrang Punia who is one of the eminent wrestlers of India also won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award along with Deepa Malik missed the event due to the due to the training commitments, and could not meet the President. The inspiring sports person is out of India and preparing for the upcoming World Championships in Russia would be given the honor after the mentioned Championship.

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