A day ahead of the National Sports Awards ceremony for the year 2022, many awardee athletes and coaches visited the National War Memorial here and paid homage to the fallen Indian soldiers.
Some of the prominent athletes that visited the war memorial were, boxer Nikhat Zareen, badminton players Lakshya Sen, H.S. Prannoy, steeplechaser Avinash Sable, and chess player R. Praggnanandhaa among others.
During their visit, the awardees took a tour of the Veerta Chakra (circle of bravery) where they saw the six bronze murals depicting various historical wars that the country has faced post-Independence, the Sports Authority of India informed in a release here on Tuesday.
For the year 2022, over 40 sports awards are being given including one Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, 25 Arjuna Awards, and seven Dronacharya Awards.
Table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal will receive the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award from President Draupadi Murmu on Wednesday.