Union Sports Minister awards SAI Institutional Awards
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♦ In New Delhi, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Thakur honoured 246 athletes and coaches with the first-ever SAI Institutional Awards.
♦ During the occasion at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, a total of 162 athletes and 84 coaches received Outstanding Award and Best Award accolades for their success in national and international championships, with cash rewards totaling Rs 85.02 lakhs.
♦ The awards were granted in recognition of the SAI athletes’ and coaches’ outstanding achievement in national and international events since 2016, as part of several sports promotion programmes.
♦ For the years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20, the first awards were given to worthy individuals.