Guwahati: India's ace sprinter Hima Das has been nominated for the prestigious Khel Ratna award while boxer Lovlina Borgohain has been nominated for Arjuna award by the state government of Assam, a top official said here on Monday.
Assam government's Sports and Youth Welfare Director Dharma Kanta Mlli said that State's Sports Secretary Dulal Chandra Das has sent a letter to the union Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry recommending Hima Das's name for the Khel Ratna award.
"The sports secretary also proposed the name of ace boxer Lovlina Borgohain for the Arjuna award. Both Das and Borgohain are Assam's pride.
"The Assam government and the people of Assam would be very happy if the central government accepts the state government's proposals," Mlli told IANS.
The 20-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year and will be vying for the top honour with cricketer Rohit Sharma, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, paddler Manika Batra and women's hockey captain Rani Rampal. IANS
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