The central government has taken a big decision related to sports on Friday. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has been renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Announcing this decision, Modi said that this award will respect the sentiments of the people of our country.
Modi said- Dhyan Chand was the first player of India, who brought honor and pride to the country. The highest sports award in the country should be named after him.
Major Dhyan Chand was among India’s foremost sportspersons who brought honour and pride for India. It is fitting that our nation’s highest sporting honour will be named after him.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2021