The central government honors the sportsmen and women who excel in the field of sports by giving awards every year. Sarath Kamal, a table tennis player from Tamil Nadu, has been selected for the Major DyanchandKhelRatna Award, the highest award given in the field of sports in India. Also, after ManikaPatra, he became the second person to win the KhelRatna award from table tennis. Also, ViswanathanAnand became the first Tamil to win the KhelRatna Award in the ranks of Mariyappan.
And young chess player Praggnananda from Tamil Nadu has been announced with Arjuna award. IlavenilValarivan, a shooter from Tamil Nadu who plays for the state of Gujarat, has also been awarded the Arjuna Award.Madurai Corporation School student GerlinAnika, who won 3 gold medals in the Paralympic Badminton competition, has also been selected for the Arjuna Award.
President DroupatiMurmu will present the awards at a ceremony to be held on the 30th in Delhi. Praisesare pouring in for the players who have brought pride to Tamil Nadu by accumulating awards. Tamil Nadu is proud. Let's wish the heroes to achieve many more achievements!