Star paddler Manika Batra mentioned on Friday that the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is an added duty on her to additional stride forward and produce extra laurels to the nation.
“It is an honour for me to be named as one of many recipients of this yr’s prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. To begin with, I wish to thank God, the Sports activities Ministry, the Sports activities Authority of India, Indian Oil Company, my sponsors, IOS, Desk Tennis Federation of India, and India Khelega, my coaching centre in Pune,” Manika mentioned.
“This award is an added duty for me to proceed performing nicely and I’m wanting ahead to deliver extra laurels to the nation,” she added.
Manika had a profitable 2018 when she gained gold within the Commonwealth Video games and bronze within the Asian Video games.
Star India batsman Rohit Sharma is among the many 5 athletes who will obtain the nation’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, for 2020.
This would be the first time within the historical past of Nationwide Sports activities Day awards that 5 sportspersons can be conferred with the Khel Ratna.
The Choice Committee on Friday confirmed that Rohit, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, girls’s hockey captain Rani Rampal, Manika and para athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu can be conferred with the celebrated award on August 29 on the event of Nationwide Sports activities Day.