Glossy Delhi: The National Sports activities Awards aim, which is held on August 29 yearly, has been pushed reduction since the government wants the option panel to get into consideration the performances of the para athletes competing in the Tokyo Paralympics. The Paralympics will held from August 24 and carry out on September 5.
Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur said the option panel for deciding on the award winners has been formed but they would salvage to attend for some more time forward of going forward with the option route of. “National sports award committee has been formed for this year but Paralympics are but to be held so we’re attempting to add winners from paralympic also. I’m hoping and need they can create certainly properly,” Thakur said all around the National Early life Awards aim.
The awards — the Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award — are given away once a year by the country’s president on August 29, the National Sports activities Day which would per chance also be the starting up anniversary of hockey memoir Major Dhyan Chand.
“Love final time, this year’s award ceremony might per chance well be held nearly about,” a ministry provide told PTI.
The route of of nominations for the nationwide honours ended on July 5 after two extensions. The applicants had been allowed to self-nominate online in scrutinize of the pandemic but nationwide federations like also despatched their preferences.
The Indian contingent produced its simplest ever efficiency on the recently concluded Tokyo Video games where country’s athletes gained seven medals, collectively with a gold, two silver and four bronze medals.
India is sending its most attention-grabbing-ever contingent of 54 para-athletes to Tokyo. At the final Paralympics, the Indian athletes returned with a haul of four medals, collectively with two gold, a silver and a bronze.
The Khel Ratna, the country’s very top sporting honour, became once recently renamed after hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand. The award became once earlier named after light High Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The prize cash for the sports awards became once increased substantially final year.
The Khel Ratna Award now comes with a reward of Rs 25 lakh, much bigger than the old amount of Rs 7.5 lakh.
The cash reward for Arjuna award has been enhanced to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 5 lakh, the Dronacharya (Lifetime) awardees, who had been earlier given Rs 5 lakh, are now being given Rs 15 lakh.
Dronacharya (Regular) win Rs 10 lakh in preference to Rs 5 lakh per awardee, whereas Dhyanchand Awardees are being given Rs 10 lakh in preference to Rs 5 lakh.