PM:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award Changed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Major Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday (August 6, 2021) that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Prize would now be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Prize. “Respecting the sentiments of citizens across the country,” he said.

Modi tweeted on his official Twitter account: “I have received many requests from citizens all over India to build a Ratna statue in hell in honour of Major Diane Chand. Thanks for their feedback. Given their feelings, the Khel Ratna Prize was chosen as the major Dhyan Chanda Khel Ratna Prize! Jay Hind! "

Meanwhile, the stunning performances of the men's and women's ice hockey teams captured the imagination of the entire country. The prime minister said the renewed interest in sports is a very positive sign for the period ahead. The Khel Ratna award is the highest sporting honour in the nation. This prestigious award has a cash prize of Rs 25 lakhs.



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