PM Modi renamed Khel Ratna Award as Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
PM Modi renamed Khel Ratna Award as Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. Through his Twitter handle, PM Modi made this announcement. Khel Ratna Award is the most elevated honor given to any sportsperson. Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Sania Mirza, Dhanraj Pillay, Sardar Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, and Vishwanath Anand are some of the recipients of the Khel Ratna Award. The official name of this award was Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award which is now changed by PM Modi to Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. PM said that he respects citizens’ sentiments because they were requesting him to name Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. He is an unbelievable hockey player who won three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932, and 1936 and made India proud. His birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India every year which is on 29 August.