Devendra Jhajharia

Paralympics legend Devendra Jhajharia targets gold medal in 2020 Games

Paralympics legend Devendra Jhajharia targets gold medal in 2020 Games

He said he wants to maintain his fitness so that he can compete in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Nov 02, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
PM Modi lauds sports stars for taking part in cleanliness drive

PM Modi lauds sports stars for taking part in cleanliness drive

The fortnight from September 15 till Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 is being celebrated as 'Swachhta Hi Seva'.

Sep 29, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
Khel Ratna Devendra Jhajharia urges state governments to do more

Khel Ratna Devendra Jhajharia urges state governments to do more

Jhajharia received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapathi Bhawan along with Sardar Singh, who became only the second hockey player to get the prestigious Khel Ratna on the National Sports Day.

Aug 29, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
Watch: President Kovind confers Khel Ratna to Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh

Watch: President Kovind confers Khel Ratna to Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh

The prestigious award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.

Aug 29, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand Awards: List of all 29 sportspersons to be honoured

Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand Awards: List of all 29 sportspersons to be honoured

The players will receive the honors from President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Aug 29, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
Winners of Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand awards announced

Winners of Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand awards announced

As many as 17 sports personalities were honoured with the 2017 Arjuna awards including cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur; golfer SSP Chawrasia, tennis player Saketh Myneni.

Aug 22, 2017, 14:53 PM IST
Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

The award selection panel, earlier this month, had announced the list of recommendation for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award. Rio Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia and former Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh – were on the list for Khel Ratna award in the country; while Cheteshwar Pujara, Harmanpreet Kaur along with 17 others were on the list for the Arjuna award.

Aug 19, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Devendra Jhajharia: Few facts about India's most decorated Paralympian

Devendra Jhajharia: Few facts about India's most decorated Paralympian

The 36-year-old, who won his previous gold in the 2004 Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top in the men's F46 event.

Aug 03, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet Kaur, Cheteshwar Pujara for Arjuna awards

Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet Kaur, Cheteshwar Pujara for Arjuna awards

Sardar received the Arjuna Award in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2015.

Aug 03, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
UAE-based businessman announces cash prize for Paralympics heroes

UAE-based businessman announces cash prize for Paralympics heroes

Earlier, Sebastian had announced a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh for India's silver-medalist ace shuttler P V Sindhu and Rs 25 lakh for wrestler Sakshi Malik

Jan 18, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Special episode of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' to feature Indian paralympians

Special episode of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' to feature Indian paralympians

Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma is set to welcome country's paralympians on his hit comedy show "The Kapil Sharma Show".

Oct 07, 2016, 17:40 PM IST
Sachin Tendukar felicitates Rio Paralympics medal winners, awards Rs 15 lakh to each

Sachin Tendukar felicitates Rio Paralympics medal winners, awards Rs 15 lakh to each

The Rio Paralympics champion athletes were also presented smartphones and laptops from Smartron.

Oct 04, 2016, 12:29 PM IST
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment announces Rs 90 lakh cash rewards for Rio Paralympians

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment announces Rs 90 lakh cash rewards for Rio Paralympians

India won four medals — two gold, a silver and a bronze.

Sep 29, 2016, 18:33 PM IST
Paralympics performance changed our approach towards divyaangs: PM Modi

Paralympics performance changed our approach towards divyaangs: PM Modi

Modi assured that his government is moving ahead to formulate a proper scheme for the development of Paralympics.

Sep 25, 2016, 20:09 PM IST
Gracious Devendra Jhajharia lauds Sports Ministry for unprecedented support; aims for treble in Tokyo Games

Gracious Devendra Jhajharia lauds Sports Ministry for unprecedented support; aims for treble in Tokyo Games

The gold medal in men's javelin throw F46 category in the Rio Paralympics made Devendra Jhajharia the most successful Indian para athlete ever but he is in no mood to stop here and is eyeing for a treble in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Sep 23, 2016, 19:11 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi meets Rio Paralympics stars, extols champions for making nation proud

PM Narendra Modi meets Rio Paralympics stars, extols champions for making nation proud

The 19-member Indian contingent had returned home from the Paralympics with two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Sep 22, 2016, 21:32 PM IST
Paralympic Games: Sundar Singh Gurjar slams SAI coach, says his betrayal robbed him of a medal

Paralympic Games: Sundar Singh Gurjar slams SAI coach, says his betrayal robbed him of a medal

Gurjar was expected to give Jhajharia a run for his money as he threw 70 metres during practice and was hoping to repeat the same in the main event.

Sep 16, 2016, 17:08 PM IST
Paralympians deserve highest recognition & awards, says Milkha Singh

Paralympians deserve highest recognition & awards, says Milkha Singh

An Olympic medallist directly qualifies for the Khel Ratna award during an Olympic year but there is no such policy in place for the paralympians.

Sep 15, 2016, 17:37 PM IST
Paralympic Games: India miss out on another medal as javelin thrower fails to turn up

Paralympic Games: India miss out on another medal as javelin thrower fails to turn up

Interestingly, Gurjar was expected to give Jhajharia a run for his money as he threw 70 metres during practice.

Sep 15, 2016, 12:21 PM IST
Devendra Jhajharia: This humiliating incident in 2000 motivated him to become world-beater

Devendra Jhajharia: This humiliating incident in 2000 motivated him to become world-beater

From infrastructure related to societal, paralympians in India face plenty of issues right through their careers.

Sep 15, 2016, 09:12 AM IST