New Delhi: Ace Indian boxer Mary Kom’s identify has been instructed for the distinguished Padma Vibhushan Award, nation’s second highest civilian award. The Sports activities Ministry can also be discussing eight different feminine athletes for the Padma Awards.
Lately topped World Champion P.V. Sindhu has been instructed for the Padma Bhushan Award.
The opposite seven athletes — ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Indian girls’s cricket workforce T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the ladies’s hockey workforce Rani Rampal, shooter Suma Shirur, ace peddler Manika Batra and mountaineer twin sisters, Tashi and Nungshi Malik — have been instructed for the Padma Shri Award.
Sources within the Ministry have instructed IANS that these names haven’t but been accepted by Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju. As soon as accepted, the names will likely be despatched to the Padma Awards Committee of the Ministry of House Affairs.
“The names are being discussed and the final approval awaits,” the supply knowledgeable.
The names of the choose awardees will likely be introduced on the eve of the Republic Day subsequent yr.
Mary was honoured with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards in 2013 and 2006, respectively. In 2003, she was awarded with the Arjuna Award as properly.
Whereas Sindhu lately grew to become the world champion after she defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 within the ultimate of the championships held in Basel, Switzerland. Sindhu, who was missed for the Padma Bhushan honour in 2017, was awarded with the Padma Shri in 2015.