Sardar Singh, Devendra Jhajharia receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

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President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Sardar Singh at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2017 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Sardar Singh at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2017 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

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Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh is one of the two athletes to get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this time around. (PTI)

Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh is one of the two athletes to get the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this time around. (PTI)

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The other was Devendra Jhajharia, who has won two Paralympic golds in javelin throw. (PTI)

The other was Devendra Jhajharia, who has won two Paralympic golds in javelin throw. (PTI)

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Meanwhile star Indian hockey team forward SV Sunil received the Arjuna Award from the president. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Meanwhile star Indian hockey team forward SV Sunil received the Arjuna Award from the president. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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Harmanpreet Kaur, who made a name for herself at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, also received the Arjuna. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Harmanpreet Kaur, who made a name for herself at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, also received the Arjuna. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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Seen here is L Devendro Singh receiving his award who is a feisty Indian boxer. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Seen here is L Devendro Singh receiving his award who is a feisty Indian boxer. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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Wrestler Satyawart Kadian has won a silver in Commonwealth Games and a bronze in Asian Championships. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Wrestler Satyawart Kadian has won a silver in Commonwealth Games and a bronze in Asian Championships. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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Jasvir Singh has brought several laurels for India in the field of kabaddi. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Jasvir Singh has brought several laurels for India in the field of kabaddi. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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Tennis player Saketh Myneni also got his Arjuna on Tuesday. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Tennis player Saketh Myneni also got his Arjuna on Tuesday. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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The president gave away the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar award to Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) Reliance Foundation. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The president gave away the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar award to Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) Reliance Foundation. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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