Pres­i­dent hon­ours sports stars

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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.

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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.

Dronacharya award:

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.

KAMESH SRINI­VASAN

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