Nominated for the Khel Ratna award, an elated Dipa Karmakar said:

The day is celebrated to remember Major Dhyan Chand, who continues to be one of the biggest sports icons of the country till date.

The athletes present at the event include Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu, shooter Jitu Rai, and gymnast Dipa Karmakar. Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel is the chief guest at the event.

Remembering Major Dhyanchand on his birthday, Goel said, “I will take forward this popular sentiment of giving Bharat Ratna to Major Dhyanchand.”


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