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.

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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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