Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affiars Kiren Rijiju on Thursday felicitated ace wrestler Bajrang Punia with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award at the Sports Authority of India headquarter, New Delhi. Meanwhile, sprinter Muhammad Anas and shot puter Tejinderpal Singh Toor were also felicitated with Arjuna awards while Coach Mohinder Singh Dhillon received the Dronacharya award.
India is proud of them! Conferred Khel Ratna award to @BajrangPunia , Arjuna awards to Md. Anas and Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Dhronacharya Award to Coach Mohinder Singh Dhillon. pic.twitter.com/lvS460KWz8
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) November 28, 2019
Kiren Rijiju said in a tweet: “It is a matter of great pride to confer the National Sports Awards to three top sportspersons Bajrang Punia – Khel Ratna, Md. Anas and Tajinderpal Singh Toor – Arjuna Awards and Dhronacharya Award to Coach Mohinder Singh Dhillon.”
Also, Kiren Rijiju shared a video which is captioned as “India is proud of them! Conferred Khel Ratna award to Bajrang Punia, Arjuna awards to Md. Anas and Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Dhronacharya Award to Coach Mohinder Singh Dhillon.”
Bajrang Punia has put events like Olympics a priority over the Pro League. Meanwhile, he briefed media persons: “The preparation for the Olympics is going good… Main events like Olympic are more important than Pro League as it takes place every year.”