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Boxer Lovlina Borgohain among 11 players nominated for Khel Ratna Award

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The National Sports Awards Committee on Wednesday nominated 11 players including Assam’s boxer Lovlina Borgohain for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who hails from Assam’s Golaghat district, brought laurels to India by winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Apart from Lovlina, the other players nominated for the Khel Ratna Award include Neeraj Chopra (athletics), Ravi Dahiya (wrestling), PR Sreejesh (hockey), Sunil Chettri (football), Mithali Raj (cricket), Pramod Bhagat (badminton), Sumit Antil (athletics), Avani Lekhara (shooting), Krishna Nagar (badminton) and Manish Narwal (shooting).

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National Sports Awards Committee also nominated 35 players for the Arjuna Award this year.

The players include Manpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh (Hockey), Shikhar Dhawan (cricket), Arpinder Singh (athletics), Simranjit Kaur (boxing), Bhavani Devi (fencing), Monika (hockey), Vandana Katariya (hockey), Abhishek Verma (shooting), Sandeep Narwal (kabaddi), Ankita Raina (tennis) Deepak Punia (wrestling), Bhavina Patel (table tennis), Yogesh Kathuniya (discus), Nishad Kumar (high jump), Praveen Kumar (high jump) Sharad Kumar (high jump), Suhas LY (badminton), Singhraj Adhana (shooting) and Harvinder Singh (archery).

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Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora has congratulated Lovlina for being nominated for the Khel Ratna Award.

“A moment of great pride for Assam. Heartiest congratulations to ace boxer @LovlinaBorgohai on being recommended for the nation’s highest sporting honour — the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. I talked to her over phone & also conveyed best wishes for her future endeavors,” minister Bora tweeted.

Assam labour welfare minister Sanjoy Kishan has also congratulated Lovlina.

“Assam’s own daughter @LovlinaBorgohai has been nominated for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, the country’s highest sporting honour. Proud moment for Assam as well as the entire country. Wish Lovlina will continue her journey of success & shine with renewed vigour,” minister Kishan tweeted.



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Courtesy – nenow.in

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