Indian skipper Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were on Tuesday honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. President Ram Nath Kovind presented the award at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
Apart from Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Awards were given to Subedar Chenanda Achaiah Kuttappa, Vijay Sharma, A. Srinivasa Rao, Sukhdev Singh Pannu, Clarence Lobo, Tarak Sinha, Jiwan Kumar Sharma and VR Beedu.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years, Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for four years. Dronacharya Award is given to coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events, Dhyan Chand Award for life time contribution to sports development and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.
The overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.