Veteran India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and former ladies’s group participant Deepika have been on Saturday nominated by Hockey India for this yr’s prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
In addition to the duo, vice-captain of India’s Tokyo Olympics-bound males’s group Harmanpreet Singh and ladies’s group members Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur have been nominated for the Arjuna awards.
The nationwide federation additionally nominated RP Singh and Ch Sanggai Ibemhal for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, whereas coaches BJ Kariappa and CR Kumar have been really helpful for the Dronacharya Award.
In accordance with an announcement issued by HI, the interval of consideration for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.
Throughout that interval, the 35-year-old Sreejesh, who will probably be taking part in in his third Olympics and doubtless final, has performed a key position in India’s silver medal win on the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy in Breda, bronze medal on the 2018 Asian Video games and gold on the 2019 FIH Males’s Collection Finals in Bhubaneswar.
Sreejesh has acquired the Arjuna award in 2015 and the celebrated Padma Shri recognition in 2017.
Deepika, then again, was an important a part of the Indian ladies’s hockey group, which received the silver medal on the 2018 Asian Video games and on the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy.
Dragflick sensation Harmanpreet has over 100 worldwide caps whereas Vandana has over 200 worldwide caps. Navjot boasts of over 150 worldwide appearences.
Talking in regards to the suggestions for the Nationwide Sports activities Awards, HI president Gyanendro Ningombam mentioned, “It was a really proud second for all of us when Rani received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award final yr and it’s with nice pleasure that we’re recommending two of the best hockey gamers the nation has seen — PR Sreejesh and Deepika — for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this yr.
“We’re additionally completely happy to appoint Harmanpreet Singh, Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur for the Arjuna Awards. They’ve produced some distinctive performances for the Indian group in the previous couple of years.”
The Nationwide Sports activities Awards are given to the nation’s sportsperons by the President of India on the event of Nationwide Sports activities Day on August 29 yearly to rejoice hockey legend Main Dhyan Chand’s birthday.
All of the prizes carry a trophy together with a quotation and money rewards.
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