Olympic medal winners Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were on Wednesday presented with the country’s highest sporting honour – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Pranab Mukherjee . 25 sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna awards. The ceremony took place at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
Usually Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is given one sportsperson every year and Arjuna Awards, is presented to not any more than 15 sportspersons in an year. However, this year is an exception as this is an Olympics year and many Olympics medals have been won this time.
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, received the Arjuna award amidst loud cheer and applause.