The Rajiv Khel Ratna Award is the best sports award given to an athlete in the country. This award has changed its name. The award was changed to Major Dhyanchand Khelratna on Friday. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. It was revealed that the decision was taken keeping in view their sentiments with appeals from all the people of the country.
Rajiv Khel Ratna Award name change.
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award has been renamed by the Central Government. It is now known as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet on Friday that the decision was taken out of respect for the sentiments of the people of the country.
I have been receiving requests from all over India to name Major Dhyan Chand for the Khel Ratna award. Thanks to those who shared opinions. The Khel Ratna Award is now known as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Jai Hind!In a tweet on Friday, Modi said,
The Khel Ratna Award was instituted in 1991-92 in the name of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Awards have been announced for players every year since then. Now Rajiv’s name has been removed and Dhyanchand’s name has been changed. Dhyanchand is an Indian hockey giant. Under Dhyanchand’s captaincy, the hockey team has won three Olympic gold medals in a row. We are celebrating the birthday of such a great man (August 29) as National Sports Day.
Major Dhyan Chand is a field hockey player. He participated in international hockey competitions from 1926 to 1949. He has scored over 400 goals in his career. He was part of the Indian hockey team that won Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.
It is well known that the Dhyan Chand Award is given to those who have achieved lifetime achievement in the field of sports. It was established in 2002. A stadium in New Delhi was also named after Dhyan Chand in 2002.
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna: Rajiv Khel Ratna .. Now Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a crucial decision. Rajiv Khel Ratna, the highest award in sports, has been renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna. On the occasion, Modi revealed on Twitter that he had received many requests from citizens across the country to change the name of the award. In view of their sentiment, it has been announced that the Khel Ratna Award will be renamed as the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award from now on. It is learned that August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, is already being celebrated as National Sports Day.
The Indian hockey team won the medal again at the recent Olympics in Tokyo. The women’s team went all the way to the semi-finals and were disappointed despite the fantastic performance. Yet the country glorified their struggle. Looking at all this, everyone thinks that hockey has got its former glory. Hockey legend Dhyan Chand is named in this series and good days are coming for the game of hockey again.