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The National Sports and Adventure Awards 2023 winners are hailed by PM Modi as having “raised India’s flag high.”

<p>On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the distinguished National Sports and Adventure Awards 2023 recipients, stating that their outstanding accomplishments and unshakable commitment serve as an example to the country.</p>
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<p>President Droupadi Murmu presented the national sports awards to India’s top athletes on Tuesday in a formal event.</p>
<p>Modi congratulated the distinguished winners of the National Sports and Adventure Awards 2023 in a post on X. Their extraordinary accomplishments and unrelenting commitment serve as an example to our country.</p>
<p>The prime minister said, “They have not only excelled in their respective fields but also raised India’s flag high on the global stage.”</p>
<p>Among those who received Arjuna Awards were paraarcher Sheetal Devi and cricketer Mohammed Shami.</p>
<p>The coveted Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award went to shuttlers Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy for their outstanding 2023 campaign, which saw them win the Indonesia Open Super 1000 title, the Asian Championships title, and their first Asian Games gold.</p>
<p>Due to the Hangzhou Asian Games, the awards ceremony—which was originally scheduled for August 29 to mark the birth anniversary of hockey hero Major Dhyan Chand—was postponed.</p>
<p>AWARDEES OF NATIONAL SPORTS AND ADVENTURE 2023:<br />
In 2023, Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy will get the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in badminton.</p>
<p>Arjuna Awards: Ojas Pravin Deotale (archery), Aditi Gopichand Swami (archery), Murali Sreeshankar (athletics), Parul Chaudhary (athletics), Mohammad Hussamuddin (boxing), R Vaishali (chess), Mohammed Shami (cricket), Anush Agarwalla (equestrian), Divyakriti Singh (equestrian dressage), Diksha Dagar (golf), Krishan Bahadur Pathak (hockey), Sushila Chanu (hockey), Pawan Kumar (kabaddi), Ritu Negi (kabaddi), Nasreen (kho-kho), Pinki (lawn bowls), Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar (shooting), Esha Singh (shooting), Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (squash), Ayhika Mukherjee (table tennis), Sunil Kumar (wrestling), Antim Panghal (wrestling), Naorem Roshibina Devi (wushu), Sheetal Devi (para archery), Illuri Ajay Kumar Reddy (blind cricket), Prachi Yadav (para canoeing).</p>
<p>Dronacharya Award (regular category) for exceptional coaches: Ganesh Prabhakar Devrukhkar (mallakhamb), Mahaveer Prasad Saini (para athletics), Lalit Kumar (wrestling), and RB Ramesh (chess).</p>
<p>Dronacharya Award (lifetime category): Jayanta Kumar Pushilal (table tennis), Bhaskaran E (kabaddi), and Jaskirat Singh Grewal (golf).</p>
<p>Manjusha Kanwar (badminton), Vineet Kumar Sharma (hockey), and Kavitha Selvaraj (kabaddi) are the recipients of the Dhyan Chand Award for lifetime accomplishment.</p>
<p>Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2023: Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra; Lovely Professional University, Punjab; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (overall winning university); (2nd runner-up).</p>

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