In a primary, this 12 months’s Nationwide Sports activities Awards ceremony is prone to be held nearly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with all of the winners logging in from their respective locations to listen to their names being introduced on August 29.
The Nationwide Sports activities Day is well known on August 29, the delivery anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand.
“The sports activities awards operate this 12 months is prone to be a web-based operate. As per the Authorities of India directions, the awardees may even be introduced on the morning of the day of the operate,” a Sports activities Ministry supply informed PTI.
The pandemic had in June pressured the ministry to increase the deadline for submission of on-line purposes for the awards.
It additionally allowed athletes to self-nominate in view of the “difficulties” being confronted by them find individuals who can suggest their names amid the lockdown.
The self-nomination has resulted in an enormous variety of candidates for the awards and it has been learnt that the ministry had already completed the preliminary spherical of screening.
The Nationwide Sports activities Awards embody the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award, that are conferred yearly by the President of India on the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29.
On the primary day of the assembly on Monday, 13 and 15 candidates had been really useful for the Dronacharya and Dhayan Chand Award respectively.
Ignored final 12 months, capturing legend Jaspal Rana on Monday discovered his identify among the many 13 coaches really useful for this 12 months’s Dronacharya award by the sports activities ministry’s choice committee.
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