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President Pranab Mukherjee to present National Sports Awards tomorrow

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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will be presenting the National Sports Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29.

Sania Mirza will be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

The government also announced 17 other sportspersons, including cricketer Rohit Sharma and shooter Jitu Rai, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, hockey player P R Sreejesh, wrestling duo of Bajrang and Babita, athlete M.R. Poovamma, shuttler K. Srikanth and boxer Mandeep Jangra, for the 2015 Arjuna Awards.

The officially announced winners for Dronacharya Awards 2015 are: Coach Anoop Singh for wrestling, Harbans Singh for athletics, Swatantar Raj Singh for boxing, Nihar Ameen for swimming and Naval Singh for athletics – para-sports.

Dhyan Chand award for lifetime achievement will be given to Shiv Prakash Misra. (ANI)