Deepa Malik Reacts After 8 Para-Athletes Named For National Sports Awards

With 8 para-sports personalities set to obtain the Nationwide Sports activities Awards this yr, Deepa Malik, the president of the Paralympic Committee of India on Saturday stated that this is a subject of significant delight that such an unheard of choice of athletes were recognised by means of the Sports activities Ministry. Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu can be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna whilst para-athlete Sandeep Chaudhary, para-shooter Manish Narwal and para-swimmer Suyash Jadhav have their names within the 27 Arjuna awardees record.

“This can be a subject of significant delight for the para-sports fraternity and it comes with a large number of gratitude for each and every and everybody for recognising efforts of para-sports and making it extra mainstream, this is a subject of happiness as a result of I’ve observed struggles of para-athletes, all of them have defeated social taboos from time to time,” Malik instructed ANI.

“This can be a false impression that there’s loss of festival, we’re shortlisted on quota allocation and most effective on global scores so achieving global occasions isn’t that simple for us, most effective restricted athletes succeed in the highest degree and other people assume there’s loss of festival,” she added.

Mariyappan is most effective the 3rd Indian para-athlete to be awarded the Khel Ratna award after former Paralympic medallists Devendra Jhajharia and Deepa Malik.

Para-badminton trainer Gaurav Khanna may also be getting popularity this yr as he’ll be awarded the Dronacharya Award.

Indian para-powerlifting nationwide trainer Vijay Munishwar has his title within the record for the Dronacharya Lifetime award for his services and products to the game. Whilst J Ranjit Kumar and Sathya Prakash Tiwari were named within the record of 15 Dhyan Chand recipients record.

“Ever for the reason that conception of those awards, the expansion of sports activities has higher, the broad-line has grow to be extra popular, its time to provide extra awards and recognitions if we need to increase a wearing tradition within the nation,” Malik stated.

“Now, between the IPC and IOC, there’s an settlement of being in combination, even the emblems or even the names can be written as Olympic Paralympic Video games. We wouldn’t have a charity recreation, every class there’s an award and all are throughout other sports activities. Everyone seems to be deserving, all our coaches have Olympic medals,” she added.

Manika Batra (Desk Tennis), Mariyappan T. (Para-Athletics), Rohit Sharma (Cricket), Vinesh Phogat (Wrestling) and Rani Rampal (Hockey) can be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this yr.

Sprinter Dutee Chand, cricketer Ishant Sharma, and shooter Manu Bhaker are some of the 27 athletes who can be conferred with the Arjuna Award.

Nationwide Sports activities Awards which come with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, the Dronacharya award, and the Dhyan Chand award, are conferred on athletes annually by means of the President of India on the Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29, the Nationwide Sports activities Day.


Then again, this yr, the names could be introduced by means of President Ram Nath Kovind nearly because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

“The rite will happen nearly however what we will be able to have to peer how the precise procedure would pan out,” a supply inside the Sports activities Ministry had instructed ANI.

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