PM Narendra Modi:
I have been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand.
I thank them for their views.
Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award!
Major Dhyan Chand was among India’s foremost sportspersons who brought honour and pride for India.
It is fitting that our nation’s highest sporting honour will be named after him.