Now Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will be named after Major Dhyan Chan – The Khel Ratna award will now be named after Major Dhyan Chand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Khel Ratna award will be named after Major Dhyan Chand. PM Modi said that many requests are being received from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank him for his thoughts. Honouring his spirit, the Khel Ratna Award will be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!
Amidst the moments that have made the country proud, the request of many countrymen has also come to the fore that the name of the Khel Ratna Award should be dedicated to Major Dhyan Chand ji. Considering the sentiments of the people, it is now being named Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.- Prime Minister Narendra Modi
decision-based on the sentiments of the people
The PM said in a tweet that we are all overwhelmed by the great efforts of Indian players in the Olympic Games. The willpower shown by our sons and daughters especially in hockey, the ardour shown towards victory, is a great inspiration for the present and future generations.
Dhyanchand brought honour and glory to India
PM Modi said that Major Dhyan Chand was one of the foremost sportspersons of India who earned respect and pride for India. He said that the highest sports honour of our country should be named after him.
The exceptional performance of women’s and men’s hockey team
PM Modi said that the exceptional performance of the men’s and women’s hockey teams in the Tokyo Olympics has been etched in the hearts and minds of the entire countrymen. A renewed interest in hockey is emerging from one end of the country to the other. This is a very positive sign for the times to come.