India’s Highest Honour for sports “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award” name Changed to “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award”
In his latest facebook post Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is seen showering flowers on the Major Dhyan Chand’s Statue at Major Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium Delhi. In this post PM Modi says
“I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank them for their views.
Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award! Jai Hind!”
So now it is official, India’s highest Sports honour “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award” will be now called as “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award”
Many citizens will welcome this government decision as many believe Major Dhyan Chand is far more deserving to be called an award in his name.
Last year wrestler Babita Phogat demanded change in name of India’s highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.