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Lovlina Borgohain to receive Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

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Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award will be given to 12 sportspersons including Lovlina Borgohain and Neeraj Chopra, who won medals for India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

National Sports Award will be given in New Delhi by the President of India

The highest sporting honor will be given to Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing) Ravi Kumar (Wrestling), and Sreejesh PR (Hockey) Neeraj Chopra (Javelin).

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain who won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics has been a pride for Assam and the entire northeast. The highest sporting honor is another glory to her name, that she has already achieved at such a young age.

Another athlete to receive the Khel Ratna Award

Paralympians Avani Lekhara, Sumit Antil, Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, Manish Narwal, Woman cricketer Mithali Raj, and hockey player Manpreet Singh are among the 12 athletes to receive the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award this year.

Footballer Sunil Chhetri also became the country’s first footballer to be selected for this honor.

Also Read: NEERAJ CHOPRA AND LOVLINA BORGOHAIN TO BE AWARDED KHEL RATNA AMONG OTHER 12 SPORTS PERSON WHO EXCELLED IN TOKYO OLYMPICS

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