Photos: The 'super girls' of Indian sports get awarded

Updated: Sep 07, 2016, 15:29
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    P.V Sindhu receives the award from President Pranab Mukherjee. All Pics/PTI
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    Sakshi Malik
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    Sindhu scripted history by winning the silver in women's singles badminton in the recently concluded Rio Olympics.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presented the awards amid thunderous applause at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of National Sports Day.
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    Sakshi won India's first ever medal (bronze) in women's wrestling
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    Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand has already received the Arjuna Award in 1999. He has also been conferrd with the Dronacharya Award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
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    Dipa Karmakar grabbed a piece of history for herself with a fourth place finish in artistic gymnastics with her now famous Produnova vault.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to shooterJitu Rai at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    Dipa said that the joy has doubled as her coach Bishweshwar Nandi also received the Dronacharya award.
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    Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Tenzing Norgay award 2015 to Nungshi Malik at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. Pic/PTI
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna Award to hockey player V K Raghunath at the National Sports and Adventure Awards function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna award to wrestler Vinesh at the National Sports and Adventure Awards function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna Award for her outstanding achieevement in Athletics to Lalita Babar at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna award to Boxer Shiv Thapa at the National Sports and Adventure Awards function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna Award to Wrestler Verendra Singh at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna Award to hjockey player Rani at the National Sports and Adventure Awards function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    Awardees at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dronacharya award to Gymnastics coach Bishweshwar Nandi at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee is greeted by bronze medal winner wrestler Sakshi Malik at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee in a group photo with the sportspersons and dignitaries at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    Rio Olympic bronze medal winner wrestler Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar after receiving Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee meeting sportspersons at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    Wrestler Vinesh Phogat arrives in a wheelchair to receive her award
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dhyanchand Award 2016 to Sylvanus Dung Dung at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy 2015-2016 to Punjabi University Patiala at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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    President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2016, to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
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Celebration time for women in sports as Olympic stars PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar are conferred India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Other women sports stars too get awards

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