President honours sports stars
President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Rajiv Khel Ratna award to weightlifting World champion Mirabhai Chanu and cricket captain Virat Kohli at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Other awardees: Arjuna award:
Neeraj Chopra, Jinson Johnson, Hima Das, Sikki Reddy, Satish Kumar, Smriti Mandhana, Shubhankar Sharma, Manpreet Singh, Savita Punia, Ravi Rathore, Ankur Mittal, Rahi Sarnobat, Shreyasi Singh, G. Sathiyan, Manika Batra, Rohan Bopanna, Sumit, Pooja Kadian, Ankur Dhama, Manoj Sarkar.
Sukhdev Singh Pannu,chenanda Achaiah Kuttappa, A. Srinivasa Rao, Vijay Sharma, VR Beedu, Tarak Sinha, Clarence Lobo, Jiwan Kumar Sharma.
Dhyan Chand award:
Satyadev Prasad, Bobby Aloysius, Bharat Chetri and Chougale Dadu Dattatray.
Tenzing Norgay Adventure award:
Dr. Anshu Jamesenpa, Late Ravi Kumar, Vartika Joshi, Pratibha Jamwal, Patarlapalli Swathi, Shougrakpam Vijaya Devi, Aishwarya Boddapati, Payal Gupta, Udit Thapa and Sonam Wangyal.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar:
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., JSW Sports and Isha Outreach.