Contemporary Delhi: The Nationwide Sports Awards feature, which is held on August 29 yearly, has been pushed aid since the authorities wants the preference panel to take into accout the performances of the para athletes competing in the Tokyo Paralympics. The Paralympics will held from August 24 and build on September 5.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur acknowledged the preference panel for deciding on the award winners has been formed however they might perchance pick to attend for some more time before going forward with the preference job. “Nationwide sports award committee has been formed for this year however Paralympics are yet to be held so we want to add winners from paralympic also. I’m hoping and wish they’ll beget in actuality well,” Thakur acknowledged all the draw thru the Nationwide Formative years Awards feature.
The awards — the Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award — are given away every year by the country’s president on August 29, the Nationwide Sports Day which is also the start anniversary of hockey story Necessary Dhyan Chand.
“Love closing time, this year’s award ceremony is also held almost,” a ministry source steered PTI.
The technique of nominations for the nationwide honours ended on July 5 after two extensions. The applicants had been allowed to self-nominate on-line in explore of the pandemic however nationwide federations like also despatched their preferences.
The Indian contingent produced its most fascinating ever performance at the currently concluded Tokyo Video games the put country’s athletes won seven medals, including a gold, two silver and 4 bronze medals.
India is sending its greatest-ever contingent of 54 para-athletes to Tokyo. On the closing Paralympics, the Indian athletes returned with a haul of 4 medals, including two gold, a silver and a bronze.
The Khel Ratna, the country’s most realistic most likely carrying honour, modified into currently renamed after hockey wizard Necessary Dhyan Chand. The award modified into earlier named after former High Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The prize money for the sports awards modified into increased critically closing year.
The Khel Ratna Award now comes with a reward of Rs 25 lakh, mighty higher than the outdated quantity of Rs 7.5 lakh.
The money 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 in actuality being given Rs 15 lakh.
Dronacharya (Traditional) get Rs 10 lakh rather then Rs 5 lakh per awardee, whereas Dhyanchand Awardees are being given Rs 10 lakh rather then Rs 5 lakh.