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Congress spokesperson miffed over Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh after he supports renaming Khel Ratna Award

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News Claim: In a shocking tweet by the Congress party it mocked the Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh of India stating, Is our Men’s hockey Captain ignorant of the fact that it was Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award & not just “Khel Ratna” Award.

Viral message on WhatsApp today & other Social Media claims:

Is our Men’s hockey Captain ignorant of the fact that it was Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award & not just the “Khel Ratna” Award!

 

Congress sympathiser Sumanth Raman looked miffed with the hockey player.

 

News Verification: The tweet shared by the Congress leader is not true, Manpreet Singh did mention the complete name of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to The Major Dhyan Chand Award.

Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has openly supported the decision to rename the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. 

Watch the below video, where Manpreet Singh clearly says Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

The BJP government on the 6th of August that henceforth, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award shall be known as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

The Major Dhyan Chand Award, officially known as Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games, is the lifetime achievement sporting honour of the Republic of India. The award is named after Dhyan Chand (1905–79), an Indian field hockey player who scored more than 1000 goals during a career that spanned over 20 years from 1926 to 1948.

News verdict: False claim


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