Nomination for Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award delayed due to COVID-19 epidemic

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the nomination process for the most famous sports excellence award has been delayed.

The most famous award for excellence in sports – Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award – has been delayed, as the circular on award applications has not yet been issued.

When asked about the postponement, sources told the Ministry of Sports ONE I"The circular on award applications has not yet been issued. Hopefully it will be issued in May. The circular that tends to invite applications for this year's sports award and the process is likely to begin next month."

Normally, the process is completed by the fourth week of April. However, due to the current situation, the process has not yet been completed.

The Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards are presented on National Sports Day (August 29) and have not yet been confirmed.

As for the pandemic of corona, it has put the nation in a deadlock. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the national lock-up until May 3 as a precautionary measure.

The total number of corona cases in India rose to 26,917, the Union's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.