Khel Ratna Award renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

The prestigious  Khel Ratna Award will be now known as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed on Friday.

The Khel Ratna award is the highest sporting honour given for sportsperson in India officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

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“Major Dhyan Chand was among India’s foremost sportspersons who brought honour and pride for India. It is fitting that our nation’s highest sporting honour will be named after him,” PM Modi said.

“Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!” he added.
The prestigious award carries a prize money of 25 lakh.

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