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India Marks National Sports Day, Confers Rio Heroes With Khel Ratna
India Marks National Sports Day, Confers Rio Heroes With Khel Ratna

On the occasion of National Sports Day-August 29, India is conferring shuttler Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi, ace shooter Jitu Rai and trailblazing gymnast Dipa Karmakar with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Earlier, on the eve of National Sports Day PM Narendra Modi hosted the National Sports awardees, including all four Rio Olympics heroes.

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August 29, is celebrate as the National Sports Day every year, in the memory of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

On this day, the government of India organises a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to award the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and other sports awards.