PREVIEW: India’s top athletes are set to be presented with the prestigious Arjuna Award as the nation celebrates National Sports Day – observed on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. News18 Sports takes a look at the outstanding sportspersons who will receive the award this year from the President of India Ramnath Kovind. The sportsperson are: Anthony Amalraj (Table Tennis), Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket), Devendro Singh (Boxing), Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket), Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi), Jyothi Surekha Vennam (Archery), Khushbir Kaur (Athletics), Oinam Bembem Devi (Football), Prakash Nanjappa (Shooting), Prashanti Singh (Basketball), Rajiv Arokia (Athletics), Saketh Myneni (Tennis), Satyawart Kadian (Wrestling), Shiv Chawrasia (Golf), SV Sunil (Hockey), Thangavelu Mariyappan (Para Athlete), Varun Bhati (Para Athlete). Nita Ambani will receive the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award 2017 for Reliance Foundation Youth Sports from Ramnath Kovind at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
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