Only Females Are Recommended By Sports Ministry For Padma Awards, Twitter Is Celebrating

Only Females Are Recommended By Sports Ministry For Padma Awards, Twitter Is Celebrating

For the first time ever in the history of Indian sports, the Sports Ministry has recommended 9 names for the Padma awards in 2020 – and all of them are women .

In what appears to be a move to motivate women athletes, nine sportspersons recommended by the ministry this year are women. 

Six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom has become the first woman-athlete to have been nominated by the ministry for a Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian honour in the country.

Among the list of the 9 women nominated by the Ministry, some names are badminton-player P V Sindhu, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, table-tennis player Manika Batra, T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, hockey captain Rani Rampal, former shooter Suma Shirur,mountaineer twin sisters, Tashi and Nungshi Malik.

It is the first time an all-women list of athletes was sent as nominees for the Padma awards and netizens are applauding this decision of Sports Ministry.

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