Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The second edition of the Indian Sports Honours, an initiative by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-SG Group and India captain Virat Kohli, will be held on Friday at Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium here, a statement said.
The annual ceremony, which was supposed to be held in February, was postponed as a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were martyred in Pulwama in a terrorist attack.
This year, 17 honours will be given to athletes who have high achievements in their respective sport for the period of January to December 2018, the statement read.
The winners of 11 categories (Jury Honours) were decided by a panel comprising of Pullela Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra, Sardar Singh, Mahesh Bhupathi, PT Usha and Anjali Bhagwat.
Apart from the Jury Honours, there are six ‘Popular Choice Honours’ and the winners were decided through an online voting process on Twitter.
The nominations in all the categories were shortlisted by 200 journalists from the Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI).
“Indian Sports Honours is a platform for multi-disciplinary sportspersons where sporting talent and achievements are recognized, promoted and celebrated in an unprecedented manner,” Kohli said.
“I always believe that sports is an integral part of every individual’s life starting from school and eventually translating to supporting their favourite athletes on TV and during sporting events. I am confident that these awards are a stepping stone which will further encourage talent to excel in their own category of sports,” he added.