BJP government has announced that sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is renamed as Hockey Major ‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’.
News and posts by a few of the news channels and by Tamil Nadu BJP on this announcement had an incorrect picture of the award claiming it as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
What is the Truth?
The award claimed as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is originally Param Vir Chakra. This can be seen on the ‘Indian Air Force’ website.
The official Facebook page of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has posted Param Vir Chakra’s image 5 years back.
‘Getty image’ website has posted several images of sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The award has Ashok Chakra in it.
It is evident from our search that Tamil Nadu BJP and a few of the news channels have used Param Vir Chakra image in place of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in their posts.