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Committee of 13 Members is constituted for the National Sports Awards

Committee of 13 Members is constituted for the National Sports Awards

A 12-member panel has been set up by the Central Government for the selection of National Sports Awards. In this panel, India's star boxing player Mary Kom, Baichung Bhutia are also included. These sports awards are given every year on August 29, because on this day also the birth anniversary of Major Dhyanchand, a hockey magician. This day is celebrated as National Sports Day.

According to the information released by the Sports Ministry, a selection committee is being formed for all the awards because more committees are not necessary for different awards, this makes things difficult and disputes arise.



  • This 12-member committee will be headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Mukundakam Sharma.
  • Apart from them, this committee includes the target Olympic Commander System (TOPS) CEO Commander Rajesh Rajagopalan.
  • Committee includes Sports Secretary Radhe Shyam Jhulania also with Boxer Mary Kom and former footballer Bhutia .
  • Another member is Sandeep Pradhan, Director General of Sports Authority of India.
  • Former captain of the women's cricket team Anjum Chopra, will also be there in committee.
  • Former long jump athlete Anju Bobby George and table tennis coach Kamlesh Mehta is also included.
  • In addition to the above, two representatives from the media have also been included in this committee.
  • These include Rajesh Kalra, editor-in-chief of Times Group (Digital), and famous sports commentator Charu Sharma.
Q.1 When is the National Sports Day celebrated in India?
A. 22 October
B. 12 May
C. 29 August`
D. 8 January
Ans: 29 August`
Q.2 With which game, Major Dhyan Chand was associated?
A. Cricket
B. Hockey
C. Football
D. Baseball
Ans: Hockey

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