Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt conferred Khel Ratna; 25 get Arjuna awards
NEW DELHI: Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar andYogeshwar Dutt were these days mutually conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — the nation’s maximum wearing honor — while an unmatched 25 sportspersons were honored with the Arjuna prizes in a shining wedding at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
A noisy applause welcomed the two Olympic characters as they obtained their Khel Ratna Awards from Chief executive Pranab Mukherjee in the use of a variety of Ministers, dignitaries and activities superstars.
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is planning to level a return after recuperating from a unusual bacteria mobile melanoma, also obtained a thunderous applause as he obtained the Arjuna award with lots of cameramen catching his time of wonder.
Pistol present shooter Vijay had won a gold in the 25m fast flame occasion at the London, uk Olympic games, while Yogeshwar packaged a brown in 60kg 100 % free design occasion. Both the medallists gathered the award that includes a honor, quotation and money award of Rs 7.5 lakh each.
The options were created by a choice panel advancing by 2004 Olympic games silver-medallist shooterRajyavardhan Singh Rathore and composed mentioned sportspersons such as Akhil Kumar (boxing), Khajan Singh (swimming) and Bhaichung Bhutia ( football) among others besides a few bureaucrats.
Normally only one award of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is given every season to an personal sportsman. However, the plan provides that this situation can be comfortable in remarkable conditions like successful of an Olympic honor.
Hockey mid-fielder Sardar Singh, wrestler Geeta Phogat, and Narsingh Yadav, photographers Annu Raj Singh and Omkar Singh, shuttlers P Kashyap and Ashwini Ponappa, archers Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi were among Arjuna Award champions this season.