The name of the highest award given for sports in India has changed. Till now the award known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has been named after Major Dhyan Chand. After the announcement made in this regard by PM Modi, the former Prime Minister on Twitter Indira Gandhi Started trending.
After the announcement of PM Modi, many reactions started coming from people on social media. Along with Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Major Dhyan Chand, Narendra Modi, Khel Ratna Award also started trending. Someone also demanded to change the name of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport after former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
At the same time, a user wrote that more than 450 buildings, institutions, projects and awards in the country are named after three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family. These three members are Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi. It’s time to change all of these names.
On the other hand, many people also took a dig at changing the name of the award. Demands also arose to rename the stadium named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad and the late BJP leader Arun Jaitley in Delhi after a cricket legend.
The Khel Ratna award will now be named after Major Dhyan Chand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Khel Ratna award will be named after Major Dhyan Chand. PM Modi said that many requests are being received from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank him for his thoughts. Honoring his spirit, the Khel Ratna Award will be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!
Dhyanchand brought honor and glory to India
The PM said in a tweet that we are all overwhelmed by the great efforts of Indian players in the Olympic Games. The willpower shown by our sons and daughters especially in hockey, the ardor shown towards victory, is a great inspiration for the present and future generations. PM Modi said that Major Dhyan Chand was one of the foremost sportspersons of India who earned respect and pride for India. He said that the highest sports honor of our country should be named after him.
Indira Gandhi (file photo)