India is a sports-loving nation and has a special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport. It also plays a crucial part in our life as helps to reduce stress and also builds healthy bones and muscles, increases fitness, boosts self-confidence and above all lowers the risk of getting obese.
In recent times Indian women athletes have amazed us by breaking the gender barrier and created a niche which inspired the future generation. Players like Sania Mirza, Mary Kom, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, Geeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Malik, PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Mithali Raj to name a few have reached the top against odds and also made us proud by being trailblazers the best game-changers we will ever know.
They never have anything easy as compared to their counterpart accolades of the same things are celebrated and paid more. Also, one question which is constantly asked about their marriage plans instead of boosting their morale & we should appreciate them for their sporting excellence. They have taught us to look beyond gender stereotypes and paved the way to empower us all.
Indian Sports Ministry released the recommended for Padma Vibhushan and creating wave throughout the nation. One of the main reason being that the Indian Sports Ministry has recognized the contribution of the country’s top female athletes in the world of sports. Sports Ministry has taken a positive step by sending an all-women list to the Home Ministry for the esteemed Padma Awards.
The list consists of names such as Six-time world champion boxer M. C. Mary Kom has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award and Badminton player and PV Sindhu for Padma Bhushan. MC Mary Kom is one of the most prolific boxers in our country and bestows rare feet of being the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships, becomes the first woman athlete to be recommended by the Sports Ministry for Padma Vibhushan.
Manipur boxer will join elite club by becoming the fourth sportsperson to receive the Padma Vibhushan after chess player Vishwanathan Anand, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary in 2008.
Recently PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games 21-7, 21-7 the first Indian to win Badminton World Championships at Basel, Switzerland. The ace shuttler has been recommended for the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award. The ace player had been bestowed with the Padma Shri in 2015.
The other names which have been sending to Home Ministry for Padma Shri award as follows Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricketer), Hockey captain Rani Rampal, former shooter Suma Shirur and mountaineer twin sisters, Tashi and Nungshi Malik.
The recommendations have been sent to the ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the names of the selected awardees will be announced on the eve of the Republic Day celebrations early next year.