COVID-19 Impact: 2020 National Sports Awards To Be Held Virtually

New Delhi: The 2020 Nationwide Sports activities Awards might be held by way of video conferencing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sports activities Ministry stated on Thursday.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held on Saturday (August 29), and the Ministry stated that 65 out of the 74 awardees might be current.

Of the 9 award winners who won’t attend the digital ceremony, three have examined constructive for Covid-19.

The awards are often offered by the President on the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

This time, nevertheless, President Ram Nath Kovind might be linked by way of a Nationwide Informatics Centre (NIC) hyperlink from Rashtrapati Bhavan whereas the recipients might be current at Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) and NIC centres in numerous areas throughout the nation, the Sports activities Ministry stated in an announcement.

Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju could be current on the Vigyan Bhawan within the nationwide capital for the award ceremony.

“Awardees who are not being able to attend the function from one of the various centres or are not in India on August 29, will be given the award later,” stated the Ministry.

The programme might be telecast dwell on Doordarshan.


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