Yesterday, ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ Award was renamed to ‘The Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award’, following which many prominent people, ministers tweeted a poster/image thanking PM Modi.
PM Modi tweeted –
“I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank them for their views. Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award! Jai Hind!“
I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand. I thank them for their views.
Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!
Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/zbStlMNHdq
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2021
Following this, many Party members started thanking PM Modi for his action to rename the Khel award but used Param Vir Chakra as Khel Ratna Award.
Sambit Patra – National Spokesperson of BJP
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) August 6, 2021
BJP Madhya Pradesh – Official State Twitter handle
देश के प्रतिष्ठित खेल रत्न पुरस्कार का नाम “मेजर ध्यानचंद खेल रत्न” करने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी का मध्यप्रदेश की जनता और खेल प्रेमियों की ओर से हार्दिक धन्यवाद। pic.twitter.com/gsOqFsSyIJ
— BJP MadhyaPradesh (@BJP4MP) August 6, 2021
— Dainik Jagran (@JagranNews) August 6, 2021
— India TV (@indiatvnews) August 6, 2021
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank – Former Union Cabinet Minister for Education | Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand | MP Haridwar.
Khel Ratna Award has now been renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award as a mark of tribute to the Indian legend.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 6, 2021
Som Prakash – Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry
'Khel Ratna Award' has now been renamed as 'Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award' as a mark of tribute to the Indian legend.
— Som Parkash (@SomParkashBJP) August 6, 2021
Narendra Singh Tomar – Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India.
खेल रत्न पुरस्कार को अब "मेजर ध्यानचंद खेल रत्न" पुरस्कार के नाम से जाना जावेगा।
मेजर ध्यानचंद जी को हॉकी का जादूगर भी कहा जाता है।
देशवासियों के आग्रह को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने स्वीकार कर की इसकी घोषणा।
— Narendra Singh Tomar (@nstomar) August 6, 2021
K. Annamalai – BJP President, Tamilnadu
With our hockey seeing a new era after 41 years (1980-2021) & a new found confidence, fittingly so, our Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji had renamed the highest sporting award in Our country as ‘The Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’ @ianuragthakur @NisithPramanik @YASMinistry pic.twitter.com/u2vGDHxwY8
— K.Annamalai (@annamalai_k) August 6, 2021
Varun Jhaveri – National Incharge, Policy & Research, BJP Youth Wing (@BJYM) | Ex- OSD, Ayushman Bharat
— Varun Jhaveri (@Varun_Jhaveri) August 6, 2021
Punit Agrawal – Head – Social Media & IT – BJP Delhi.
— Punit Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@Punitspeaks) August 6, 2021
Man Aman Singh Chimma – Journalist
That is the Param Vir Chakra and not Khel Ratna Award.
And good job with the huge pic of the PM and shrinking Maj Dhyan Chand into a corner. pic.twitter.com/FqJWJPT1OI
— Man Aman Singh Chhina (@manaman_chhina) August 6, 2021
The medal used by all above is the highest Gallantry award – Param Vir Chakra and not Khel Ratna
The left one is wrongly used by all above for Khel Ratna
Param Vir Chakra
Source – Indian Air Force Official website
Source – India Today
You can clearly see “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna” is written in Hindi and English around Ashoka Pillar
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