National Sports Awards likely to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic


In a primary, this 12 months’s National Sports Awards rite is likely to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the entire winners logging in from their respective puts to pay attention their names being introduced on August 29. The National Sports Day is widely known on August 29, the delivery anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand.

“The sports awards function this year is likely to be an online function. As per the Government of India instructions, the awardees will also be announced on the morning of the day of the function,” a Sports Ministry supply informed PTI on Monday. The pandemic had in June pressured the ministry to prolong the time limit for submission of on-line packages for the awards.

It additionally allowed athletes to self-nominate in view of the “difficulties” being confronted via them to find individuals who can suggest their names amid the lockdown.

The self-nomination has ended in an enormous choice of candidates for the awards.

The National Sports Awards come with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award, which might be conferred yearly via the President of India on the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29.

On the primary day of the assembly on Monday, 13 and 15 applicants had been beneficial for the Dronacharya and Dhayan Chand Award respectively.

Ignored remaining 12 months, taking pictures legend Jaspal Rana on Monday discovered his identify some of the 13 coaches beneficial for this 12 months’s Dronacharya award via the sports activities ministry’s variety committee.



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