BJP MP demands name of Khel Ratna be changed to Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna

| Friday, September 2, 2016 - 18:14
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New Delhi: The comment by BJP MP Satyapal Singh has raked up a new debate. In a tweet the BJP party member said that the name of Khel Ratna should be changed to the name of a sportsperson instead of a politician.
The Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour of India, is named after Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India.
The MP has suggested that the name of Khel Ratna be changed to sporting legend Dhyan Chand's name.  
Though this may look like a 'curious' demand by the BJP MP, this shouldn't come as a surprise, because the names of several institutions and buildings have been changed after the change of the Central government. 
Known as 'The Wizard', Dhyan Chand is considered as one of the greatest field hockey players of all time. 
India's hockey legend has three Olympic golds to his name — 1928, 1932 and the 1936 Olympics gold. 


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