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Mary Kom, Sindhu in line for Padma awards

Mary Kom, Sindhu in line for Padma awards
India's star boxer Mary Kom

New Delhi - Mary Kom's name has been suggested for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award



By IANS

Published: Thu 12 Sep 2019, 10:18 PM

Last updated: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 12:23 AM

Ace Indian boxer Mary Kom's name has been suggested for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award, country's second highest civilian award. The Sports Ministry is also discussing eight other female athletes for the Padma Awards.
Recently crowned world champion PV Sindhu has been suggested for the Padma Bhushan Award.
The other seven athletes - ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Indian women's cricket team T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the women's hockey team Rani Rampal, shooter Suma Shirur, ace peddler Manika Batra and mountaineers Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik - have been suggested for the Padma Shri award.
Sources in the Ministry said these names have not yet been approved by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Once approved, the names will be sent to the Padma Awards Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs. 
 


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