The Indian Sports Honours (ISH) is a joint initiative of RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group and the Virat Kohli Foundation. The second Indian Sports Honours is due to be presented on February 16th. This annual ceremony is an effort to recognize the spirit of sportsmanship in India and offer appreciation and grace to the exceptional performances of Indian sportspersons.
The jury panel for the second edition includes the likes of Former Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh, tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, legendary athlete PT Usha and former shooter Anjali Bhagwat, Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra and national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.
The members of the jury convened in Kolkata to select the winners that were nominated in every category. The nominations were shortlisted by Sports Journalist Federation of India (SJFI) and voted by over 200 journalists to select the final nominees.
The jury members shared their thoughts on the 2nd ISH edition and quote:
“The award an athlete gets is just not for that individual but it also recognises the team and support staff which is committed for the athlete’s success, the award is just not a reflection of an individual’s success but it reflects his/her team’s efforts too” – Abhinav Bindra
“Appreciation of one’s efforts is an enormous motivation for any sportsman, accolades like this add a tremendous boost of vigour to keep striving for excellence regardless of form and age.” – Pullela Gopichand