Update On Aug 7, 01:30 pm ist
The Khel Ratna award will now be named after Major Dhyan Chand. PM Modi said that respecting the sentiments of the people, the Khel Ratna Award will be called Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
Highlights PM Modi said - Decision taken after people's feelings and requests Men's and women's hockey team's performance in the Olympics was described as extraordinary Said- The performance of the team is an inspiration for the present and future generations
New Delhi The Khel Ratna award will now be named after Major Dhyan Chand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Khel Ratna award will be named after Major Dhyan Chand. PM Modi said that many requests are being received from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank him for his thoughts. Honoring his spirit, the Khel Ratna Award will be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!
Amidst the moments that have made the country proud, the request of many countrymen has also come to the fore that the name of Khel Ratna Award should be dedicated to Major Dhyan Chand ji. Considering the sentiments of the people, it is now being renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Dhyanchand brought honor and glory to India PM Modi said that Major Dhyan Chand was one of the foremost sportspersons of India who earned respect and pride for India. He said that the highest sports honor of our country should be named after him.
Exceptional performance of women's and men's hockey team PM Modi said that the exceptional performance of the men's and women's hockey teams in the Tokyo Olympics has been etched in the hearts and minds of the entire countrymen. A renewed interest in hockey is emerging from one end of the country to the other. This is a very positive sign for the times to come.