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Para athlete Pramod Bhagat gets Arjuna Award

17/08/2019 at 8:19 PM

Bhubaneswar: Pramod Bhagat, para-badminton ace from Odisha, was nominated for the Arjuna Award on Saturday.

The Arjuna Awards are given to honour excellence in sports by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India every year.

Bhagat hails from Atabira in Bargarh district. This year, Bhagat has already bagged five international titles in a row.

Bhagat was named along with other 19 sportspersons like Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Athletics), Mohammad Anas Yahiya (Athletics), S Bhaskaran (Body Building), Sonia Lather (Boxing), Ravinder Jadeja (Cricket), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Hockey), Ajay Thakur (Kabaddi), Gaurav Singh Gill (Motor Sports), Anjum Moudgil (Shooting).

The panel also nominated five names for the Dronacharya Award.

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