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September 25, 2018

President of India Presents National Sports Awards

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2018 to Virat Kohli for Cricket, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018.

India Sports Awards

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the Arjuna Award, 2018 to Ms. Manika Batra for Table Tennis, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018.

India Sports Awards

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the Arjuna Award, 2018 to Neeraj Chopra for Athletics, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018.

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award to Lt. Cdr. Vartika Joshi for Water Adventure, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018.

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017-18 for overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments, to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018.

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, with the sports and adventure awardees, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports and Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, is also seen.

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the National Sports Awards at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (September 25, 2018).

The government presents National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. It gives Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of games by a sportsperson over a period of four years. It provides the Arjuna Award to s sportsperson for consistently excellent performance for four years. Dronacharya Award is for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events. Dhyan Chand Award is for lifetime contribution to sports development. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is for the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.

The government awards the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy to overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments. This year, the top performing university in inter-university competitions, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017-18, award money of Rs. 10 lakh, and Certificate.

Source: Rashtrapati Bhavan

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