From Neeraj Chopra to Indian men's hockey team, national sports awardees gather at Rashtrapati Bhawan - See pics

As many as 12 Khel Ratna awards were received by athletes this year. 

Yogesh Kathuniya

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Yogesh Kathuniya

Yogesh Kathuniya is happy to be there. He is being awarded the Arjuna award for his spoting achievement. He won silver for India at men's discus throw event at Paralympics.

PR Sreejesh

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PR Sreejesh

PR Sreejesh is a happy chap in this photo. He was awarded the Khel Ratna award on Saturday. The hockey team goalkeeper has served the sport for almost two decades and played a crucial role in India's medal win in Tokyo. (Source: Twitter)

Mithali Raj

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Mithali Raj

Indian cricketer Mithali Raj is posing with her mother in this picture. She was conferred with Khel Ratna award for her contribution to India women's cricket over the last two decades. (Source: Twitter)

Nishad Kumar

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Nishad Kumar

Nishad Kumar is posing happily. He clinched India a silver medal in high jump at the Tokyo Paralympics 2021. (Source: Twitter)

Pramod Bhagat

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Pramod Bhagat

Pramod Bhagat can be seen posing with his family. He is a gold medal winner from Tokyo Paralympics 2021 in men;s singles SL3 category of badminton. (Source: Twitter)

Neeraj, Sreejesh and Chhetri

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Neeraj, Sreejesh and Chhetri

The three absolute champions of Indian sports - Neeraj Chopra, PR Sreejesh and Sunil Chhetri sitting in the bus that is taking them to the National Sports Awards function. All three have been conferred with Khel Ratna award. (Source: Twitter)

India men's hockey team players

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India men's hockey team players

The Olympic medal-winning Indian men's hockey team players are being awarded the prestigious Arjuna award. India finished third at the Tokyo Olympics, ending a long wait of a medal at the Games. (Source: Twitter)

Lovlina Boroghain

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Lovlina Boroghain

Lovlina Boroghain is all smiles as she reaches Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi to receive Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna ward. She clinched the bronze meda in boxing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. (Source: Twitter)

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