Kohli congratulates recipients of sports awards, see here the full list of honorees

New Delhi: Team India Test captain Virat Kohli on Sunday congratulated all the National Sports Awards (National Sports Award) winners. Virat Kohli has shared the post from his official account to wish the national sports awardees by President Ram Nath Kovind. Kohli himself is a sports player.

 

 

Virat Kohli captioned his post as "A great moment of pride and best wishes to all Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya and adventure awardees. Your excellence will inspire many others to pursue their sporting passions as well. President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday conferred the National Sports Awards 2021 to 62 individuals and three institutions. Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold medal for the country at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, was awarded the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. With this, Ravi Kumar, Lavlina Borgohen and Sreejesh PR were awarded the Khel Ratna Award for other Olympic medal-winning athletes.

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award winner

Neeraj Chopra (Spear)
Ravi Dahiya (Wrestling)
Sunil Chhetri (Football)
Mithali Raj (Cricket)
P. Sreejesh (Hockey)
Lovlina Borgohen (Boxing)
Pramod Bhagat (Para Badminton Player)
Avani Lekhara (Para Rifle Shooter)
Sumit Antill (para javelin throw)
Krishna Nagar (Para-Badminton)
Manish Narwal (Para Pistol Shooter)
Manpreet Singh (Hockey)
Arjuna Award winner
Arapinder Singh (Athletics)
Simranjit Kaur (Boxing)
Shikhar Dhawan (Cricket)
Bhavani Devi Chadelwada Anand Sundararaman
Monica (Hockey)
Vandana Kataria (Hockey)
Sandeep Narwal (Kabaddi)
Himani Uttam Parab (Mallakhamb)
Abhishek Verma (Shooting)
Ankita Raina (Tennis)
Deepak Punia (Wrestling)
Dilpreet Singh (Hockey)
Harman Preet Singh (Hockey)
Rupinder Pal Singh (Hockey)
Surendra Kumar (Hockey)
Amit Rohidas (Hockey)
Birendra Lakda (Hockey)
Sumit (Hockey)
Neelkant Sharma (Hockey)
Hardik Singh (Hockey)
Vivek Sagar Prasad (Hockey)
Gurjant Singh (Hockey)
Mandeep Singh (Hockey)
Shamsher Singh (Hockey)
Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (Hockey)
Varun Kumar (Hockey)
Simranjit Singh (Hockey)
Yogesh Kathunia (Para-Athletics)
Nishad Kumar (Para Athletics)
Praveen Kumar (Para-Athletics)
Suhash Yatiraj (Para Badminton)
Singhraj Adhana (Para Shooting)
Bhavana Patel (Para Table Tennis)
Harvinder Singh (Para Archery)
Sharad Kumar (Para-Athletics)

Dronacharya Award winner (lifetime)

TP Ouseph (Athletics)
Sarkar Talwar (Cricket)
Harpal Singh (Hockey)
Ashan Kumar (Kabaddi)
Tapan Kumar Panigrahi (Swimming)

Dronacharya Award winner (regular)

Radhakrishnan Nair (Athletics)
Sandhya Gurung (Boxing)
Pritam Siwach (Hockey)
Jai Prakash Nautiyal (Para Shooting)
Subramanian Raman (Table Tennis)

Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports

Article Casey (Boxing)
Abhijeet Kunte (Chess)
Davinder Singh Garcha (Hockey)
Vikas Kumar (Kabaddi)
Sajjan Singh (Wrestling)

 

 

Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj was also awarded the Khel Ratna on Saturday. She became the first woman cricketer in the country to receive the country's highest sporting honour. Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri was also awarded the Khel Ratna on Saturday for his outstanding achievements in the game. Avani Lekhra, Sumit Antill, Krishna Nagar and Manish Narwal Five para-athletes have been awarded the Khel Ratna for their medal-winning performance at the Tokyo Paralympics 2021 year.

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