Today, on August 29, 2020, National Sports Day is being celebrated. On this occasion, sportspersons and experienced and talented selected coaches related to sports are being honored with sports awards. The event of this award distribution ceremony has been virtualized. Rani Rampal arrived at the award virtual ceremony wearing a PPE kit. Let us tell you that Rani Rampal is the captain of Indian Women’s Hockey Team and she was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in a virtual manner by Honorable President Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji.
National sports day 2020: National Sports Awards
A total of 74 players and coaches are being honored with National Sports Awards on the occasion of National Sports Day. Let us tell you that Rani Rampal has become the first female hockey player to be selected for the Khel Ratan Award. In cricket, Rohit Sharma in Table Tennis Manika Batra and Vinesh Phogat in Pahlavani were given the Khel Ratna Award. Let us tell you that earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all the countrymen on National Sports Day and appreciated the talent of the players. Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli have received this award before, Rohit Sharma became the fourth cricketer to receive this honor in the cricket world.
In this National Sports Awards distribution ceremony being held in Pune, everyone has organized this virtual conference keeping in mind all preparations to prevent corona infection. Let us tell you that on the occasion of the birthday of Major Dhyanchand, the wizard of hockey and the very best player, National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August every year and the National Sports Awards are awarded to the players on this day.