4 player nominated for the Khel Ratna award
BCCIC cricketer Rohit Sharma is one of the players who has been nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honor.
Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Fogat, table tennis champion Manika Batra and Paralympic gold medalist Mariappan Thangavelu. This player has been nominated for the Khel Ratna award.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the category of Sports and Games. This award is named Rajiv Gandhi. He was a former Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. This is the highest sports honor in India. The first time this award given in the year 1991-92. First, award wins Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.
What is the Nomination Criteria?
Nomination for this award received from all government-recognized National Sports Federations. In that the Indian Olympic Association, the sports Authority of India (SAI), the Sports Promotion and Control Board, also the state and the union territory gov. Only one person chorus for one game category.
What is the selection process of Khel Ratna?
All nominations are forwarded to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), and National Anti-Doping Agency for verification. Twelve member committee consists of a Chairperson nominated by the Minister.
Who are the winners in the year 2019?
1.Deepa Malik – Paralympic
- Bajrang Punia – Freestyle Wrestling