Bengal to introduce 'Khel Ratna' and 'Khel Bibhusan' soon

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Khel Ratna
Kolkata, Jun 18: West Bengal government will soon introduce 'Khel Ratna' and 'Khel Bibhusan' to honour eminent sports personalities in the state, said sports minister Madan Mitra.

"The decision has been taken by the West Bengal Sports Council, an apex body of sports in the state," Mitra said. "The state has many star sports personalities who need to be honoured. Recognition to these sports personalities will also encourage the juniors," the minister added.

India's 32nd Grandmaster Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury, accompanied by Dibyendu Barua, met the minister during the day. The state government would felicitate Saptarshi at a function soon, the minister said.


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