The Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, more commonly known as the Khel Ratna Award, holds the prestigious title of being the highest sports award in India. Established during 1991-92, the award, backed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, came to the limelight recently after India’s exceptional performance at the Asian Games 2023.
The highest sports award in India is the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. This prestigious honor, named after the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand, recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of sports. It is not only a recognition of athletic excellence but also a symbol of the highest level of respect and admiration for sports personalities in India.