On the Occasion of National Sports Day, the three Sportswomen of India,Pv Sindhu,Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar were awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the President Pranab Mukherjee.
The Three sportswomen of India India’s proud the Badminton Star Pv.Sindhu who won the Silver medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 and the Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who won for women freestyle wrestling and the Gymnast Dipa Karmakar who made a world record at the Rio Olympics,She was the only woman to clear the Produnova Vault round.
First time in the history women was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
The national Sports day is Celebrated on the occasion Hockey Legend Major Dhyanchand Singh’s Birthday i.e, on 29th August .
Awards like the Dronacharya award was given to the popular Coaches and the Arjuna awards and Dhyan Chand awards were given to some of the other Players