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Sports News : Para athlete Devendra Jhajharia talks to PS after receiving Padma Bhushan

Devendra Jhajharia became the first para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award. Jhajharia received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In an exclusive chat with Power Sportz, Jhajharia said that this award belongs to all those para-athletes who want to achieve something in life by putting in strong efforts in their respective fields. During the chat, Jhajharia lauded honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his exceptional support towards para-athletes of India. He said it is just because of such a visionary person like PM Modi that athletes are getting immense support of all kinds from their respective federations. He added and said that sports-related schemes initiated by PM Modi helped millions of aspiring athletes to participate in various events and bring laurels for the country. He also said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sports Authority of India, and Paralympic Committee of India are doing a tremendous job to promote a sporting culture in the country.


  • Released : 23-Mar-2022


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