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Cricketers Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane receive Arjuna Awards

Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel conferring the Arjuna Award on cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, in New Delhi on September 16, 2016.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel conferring the Arjuna Award on cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, in New Delhi on September 16, 2016.
Cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane received the prestigious Arjuna Awards from Sports Minister Vijay Goel at a function at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here today.
 
Sharma was conferred the Arjuna Award for 2015 and Rahane for 2016, but they could not receive the awards from the President earlier because they were playing in tournaments abroad at that time.
 
The Arjuna Awards, instituted in 1961, are given to sportspersons for consistently outstanding performance for four years preceding the year of award and who have also shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
 
The awardees are given a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress and award money of Rs. 5 lakh.
 
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