President Pranab Mukherjee presented the national sports awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan today to celebrate the occasion of National Sports Day.
President Pranab Mukherjee presented Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to P.V. Sindhu Olympic silver medallist for Badminton, Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik for Wrestling and Dipa Karmakar for Gymnastics.
However, in between the women powers Jitu Rai is the only man who received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for Shooting from President.
The day is celebrated to honour legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand Singh who was born on 29th August, 1905.