Archer Tarundeep Rai and hockey Olympian MP Ganesh have been on Thursday advisable for the Padma Shri, the fourth best civilian honour in India, along seven girls sportspersons by way of the Sports activities Ministry.

But even so Rai and Ganesh, seven girls on this 12 months’s record of suggestions for the Padma Shri award are wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra (desk tennis), cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, nationwide girls’s hockey group captain Rani Rampal, former shooter Suma Shirur and mountaineer dual sisters Tashi and Nungshi Malik.

Rai and Ganesh have been past due additions to the record, which is but to be licensed by way of Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju.

In six-time global champion M C Mary Kom, the Sports activities Ministry has, for the primary time, advisable a girl athlete for the distinguished Padma Vibhushan award, the rustic’s 2nd best civilian honour after Bharat Ratna.

Mary Kom had gained the Padma Bhushan in 2013 and Padma Shri long ago in 2006.

The Sports activities Ministry has additionally advisable global champion and Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu for the Padma Bhushan, the rustic’s 3rd best civilian honour.

In 2017, Sindhu used to be advisable for the Padma Bhushan however she didn’t make the overall record. The badminton celebrity gained the Padma Shri award in 2015.

Archer Rai used to be a part of the Indian recurve group, along with Atnau Das and Pravin Jadhav, that gained a silver medal on the Global Championships in Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in June this 12 months.

They earned an Olympic quota at the side of 3 unmarried athlete quotas within the males’s recurve particular person match.

Ganesh used to be a part of the Indian males’s hockey group that gained the bronze medal within the 1972 Munich Olympics.

He used to be additionally a member of the edges that gained a Global Cup bronze in 1971 Barcelona and silver in 1973 Amsterdam.

A Sports activities Ministry supply showed the 2 new additions to the Padma suggestions record however mentioned they’re but to be licensed by way of the Minister.

“MP Ganesh and Tarundeep have been past due additions to the record. Whilst the seven girls advisable for Padma Shri this 12 months are roughly positive to make the overall record, Ganesh and Tarundeep’s circumstances will probably be determined by way of the Padma awards committee of the Ministry of House Affairs,” the supply instructed PTI.

“The record is but to be despatched to the awards committee because the Sports activities Minister has now not licensed it. He’s busy travelling and as soon as he offers his approval, it is going to be forwarded to the awards committee,” he added.

The names of Padma winners will probably be disclosed at the eve of the Republic Day subsequent 12 months.

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