New Delhi: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has announced highest sporting honours like Khel Ratna, Dronacharya and Arjuna Awards of the year 2022.
Table Tennis legend and Commonwealth Games medallist Achantha Sharath Kamal has been awarded with the highest athletic award Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna. He achieved 4 medals including 3 gold medals in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Malayali athletes Eldhose Paul and H S Prannoy to receive Arjuna Awards. Avinash Sable, Lakshya Sen, Nikhath Sereen including 25 others have been selected for Arjuna Awards.
Seema Puniya (Athletics), Eldhose Paul (Athletics), Avinash Mukund Sable (Athletics), Lakshya Sen (Badminton), H S Prannoy (Badminton), Amit (Boxing), Nikhat Zareen (Boxing), Bhakti Pradip Kulkarni (Chess), R Praggnanandhaa (Chess), Deep Grace Ekka (Hockey), Shushila Devi (Judo), Sakshi Kumari (Kabaddi), Nayan Moni Saikia (Lawn Bowl), Sagar Kailas Ovhalkar (Mallakhamb), Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting), Omprakash Mitharval (Shooting), Sreeja Akula (Table Tennis), Vikas Thakur (Weightlifting), Anshu (Wrestling), Sarita (Wrestling), Parveen (Wushu), Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (Para Badminton), Tarun Dhillon (Para Badminton), Swapnil Sanjay Patil (Para Swimming), Jerlin Anika J (Deaf Badminton).
Jiwanjot Singh Teja (Archery), Mohammad Ali Qamar (Boxing), Suma Siddharth Shirur (Para Shooting), Sujeet Maan (Wrestling) and Dinesh Jawahar Lad (Cricket), Bimal Prafulla Ghosh (Football), Raj Singh (Wrestling) in Lifetime Category.
Dhyan Chand Award:
Ashwini Akkunji C (Athletics), Dharamveer Singh (Hockey), B C Suresh (Kabaddi), Nir Bahadur Gurung (Para Athletics).