Rename of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honour of India, has been renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. The renaming recognises the ultimate hockey hero and legend of the sport, Dhyan Chand.

The prime Minister said the move was based on the numerous requests he received from across the country.

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