The Sports activities Ministry on Tuesday instructed aspirants for this 12 months’s nationwide sports activities awards to e-mail their nominations in view of the lockdown to comprise the COVID-19 pandemic because it started the method for choosing the a number of honours, together with the celebrated Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. The method, which normally begins in April, was pushed to this month due to the lockdown, which is into its third section and can finish on Could 17. “As a result of lockdown on account of outbreak of COVID-19, exhausting copies of nominations usually are not required to be despatched. Scanned copies of nominations duly signed by the applicant and recommending authority could also be despatched earlier than final date of submission,” learn a ministry round.
The final date of submitting nominations has been mounted at June 3.
“Nominations obtained after final date is not going to be entertained. The Ministry is not going to be chargeable for any delay,” the round said.
The nationwide sports activities awards cowl a number of facets.
The athletes are rewarded by the Arjuna and Khel Ratna, which is the nation’s highest sporting honour.
The Droncharya award covers excellence in teaching, whereas the Dhyan Chand award honours lifetime contributions.
For this 12 months’s Arjuna and Khel Ratna awards, the performances from January 2016 to December 2019 will probably be considered. As is at all times the case, athletes with dope taint is not going to be thought-about.
“Sportspersons who’ve been penalized or in opposition to whom enquiry is pending/ongoing to be used of medication/substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) based mostly on a pattern collected by the Nationwide Anti-Doping Company (NADA)…is not going to be eligible for the Award,” the ministry said.
The Khel Ratna comes with a prize cash of Rs 7.5 lakh, whereas the Arjuna awardees are offered with Rs 5 lakh.