Triple Celebration on National Sports Day: Three ONGCians conferred with Arjuna Awards

Dated : 31 八月 2019 09:05:00 上午

President of India Mr Ram Nath Kovind conferred annual Arjuna Awards to three ONGCians – Harmeet Desai, B Sai Praneeth and Swapna Barman.

The Selection Committee for Sports Awards 2019 had nominated the winners earlier this month. The awards are given on the occasion of National Sports Day (29 August), to mark the birth anniversary of hockey Wizard and legend Late Major Dhyanchand.

Triple Celebration on National Sports Day: Three ONGCians conferred with Arjuna Awards

President of India on Thursday conferred annual Arjuna Awards to 19 athletes and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards in a magnificent ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

It was indeed a proud moment for ONGC family as our budding sports persons received recognition and award for their hard work and achievements in the field of sports.

Dr. Shivendra Dutt Shukla and Vishakha Vijay with Arjuna Awardees at Rashtrapati Bhawan
Dr. Shivendra Dutt Shukla and Vishakha Vijay with Arjuna Awardees at Rashtrapati Bhawan

The function Fit India Movement was inaugurated by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi during the National Sports Day on 29 August 2019.

The ONGC sports icons are the role models for the youth of India and the driving force for the youngsters to take sports in our country to the next level.

Deepa Malik receiving countries highest sports award “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna”
Deepa Malik receiving countries highest sports award “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna”

After the award ceremony para athlete Ms. Deepa Malik had a brief interaction with Head Sports. Ms. Malik applauded the efforts and the support she got from ONGC in her initial days of sports career.