‘Extremely honoured’: Vinesh Phogat on being named as Khel Ratna recipient | Extra sports activities Information

NEW DELHI: Grappler Vinesh Phogat on Saturday mentioned that she is extraordinarily honoured to be named as one of many 5 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna recipients this yr.
Aside from Phogat, Mariyappan T. (Para-Athletics), Rohit Sharma (Cricket), Manika Batra (Desk Tennis) and Rani Rampal (Hockey) will probably be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this yr.
“Humbled, privileged, and extremely honoured to be a Khel Ratna awardee! This prestigious recognition brings with it lots of duty and likewise a deep sense of happiness. I wish to thank everybody who over time has supported, inspired, and motivated me,” Phogat tweeted.

“With the grace of God and all of your good needs, I hope to maintain making our nation proud on the worldwide stage within the years to return! Thanks. Jai Hind,” she mentioned in one other tweet.
Sprinter Dutee Chand, cricketer Ishant Sharma, and shooter Manu Bhaker are among the many 27 athletes who will probably be conferred with the Arjuna Award.
Nationwide Sports activities Awards which embody the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, the Dronacharya award, and the Dhyan Chand award, are conferred on athletes yearly by the President of India on the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29, the Nationwide Sports activities Day.
Nevertheless, this yr, the names can be introduced by President Ram Nath Kovind just about because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“The ceremony will happen just about however what we should see how the precise course of would pan out,” a supply inside the Sports activities Ministry had advised ANI.

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