Guwahati: India Football captain Sunil Chhetri becomes the first footballer to receive the ‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021.
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021 on Tuesday. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 13, 2021 (Saturday).
#NationalSportsAwards 2021 announced
Major Dhyan Chand KhelRatna Award 2021 will be given to 12 Sports persons
35 Sports persons will receive Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021
— PIB India (@PIB_India) November 2, 2021
National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’ is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of previous four years.