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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
08-November-2010 14:56 IST
Sports Minister Gives away Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Saina Nehwal
Dr M.S. Gill, Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports gave away Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2010 to Ms. Saina Nehwal at a simple ceremony here today.

Recognising Ms. Saina Nehwal’s outstanding performance in the badminton sport and the glory she brought to the country, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2010 is conferred upon Ms. Nehwal. As she was in Paris taking part in World Championship when the National Sports Awards were conferred by the President of India on 29th August, 2010, she could not receive the Award on that occasion. In view of this, the Award was conferred on her today. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award . The award carries a medal, citation and cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh .

Saina Nehwal’s Achievements :

Ms. Saina Nehwal is among the outstanding Badminton players ranking 2nd in the World. She has won the Indonesia Super Series ,2010, Singapore Open super Series,2010 , Indian Open Grand Prix,2010 , Indonesia Super Series,2009, and Indian Open Grand Prix,2009 . She was Semi finalist in 2009 BWF World Championship and Semi finalist in ALL England Super Series ,2010 . She won gold medal in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games,2010 . She was awarded Arjuna Award in 2009.