Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj Among Indian Sports Achievers Honoured In Dazzling Ceremony

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  • Nov 14, 2021;
Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, veteran woman cricketer Mithali Raj and history-making Paralympic stars shared the spotlight as an unprecedented 12 sportspersons were presented with India's highest sporting honour -- the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna -- by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on Saturday. In a glittering function organised at the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President recognised the country's unparalleled Olympic and Paralympic performances. The event became an in-person affair this time after going online the previous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.