Khel Ratna Award to Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and Jitu RaiThe Government of India has conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2016 to Olympic medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik and also to the shooter Jitu Rai and gymnast Dipa Karmakar.
Also, the Dronacharya Awards have been announced to six sportspersons, Arjuna Award to fifteen and the Dhyan Chand Award to three.
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh besides a medal and a citation. The Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh.
The awards will be distributed by President Pranab Mukherjee on August 29, 2016.
Let us congratulate the winners.