Army marksman and Asian Games gold medallist Jitu Rai was recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award on August 17.
Time of India
India’s ace shooter has brought the country many laurels in the past two years, including Gold and Bronze in Asian Games (2014), a Gold medal in Commonwealth Games (2014) and a Gold, two silver, and a bronze in ISSF World Cup (2014).
The news about his nomination was confirmed by National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary Rajiv Bhatia who also added that they have recommended rifle shooters Apurvi Chandela, Gurpreet Singh and PN Prakash for the Arjuna Awards.
If the recommendation is approved, Rai would receive the award on August 29 on the occasion of National Sports Day.