COL. RAVI RATHORE MAKES THE INDIAN POLO FRATERNITY PROUD BY BEING NOMINATED FOR THE ARJUNA AWARD IN POLO
The 17th of September 2018 wrapped up as a memorable day for the Indian Polo Fraternity, as Col. Ravi Rathore (+5 handicap) was nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award for his spellbinding performance in the field of Polo. Col. Ravi Rathore holds the place of distinction as he comes up as the highest handicap polo player from the Indian Army. Not only this but Col. Ravi Rathore’s excellent skill with the horses and mallet led him to hold the position of the Honorable Secretary of the Indian Polo Association (IPA). Col. Ravi Rathore has also been the captain of the Indian Polo Team for the zone ‘E’ playoffs, and definitely, he had earned the position with all the perseverance he has put in polishing the sport and bringing it back to the country.

This year it was as if the history was created once again after a long interval. LA POLO brings you the list of all the Arjuna Awardees in Polo from the past:

YEAR NAME OF THE POLO PLAYER
1961 Shri. Prem Singh
1963 Maj. Thakur Kishan Singh
1964 Shri. Hanut Singh
1975 Major V. P. Singh
1983 Lt. Col. R. S. Sodhi
1987 Lt. Col. K.S. Garcha
2012 Samir Suhag
2018 Col. Ravi Rathore
ABOUT ARJUNA AWARD

The Arjuna Awards started in 1961, which is since then awarded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government Of India. The award recognises the brilliant works and achievements in the realm of sports. The Arjuna Award carries a cash prize of worth ₹ 500,000 along with a scroll as well as a bronze statue of Arjuna.The Arjuna Award originally takes places on the 29th September every year, in honor of the birth anniversary of hockey player Dhyan Chand. But these dates can be altered due to Olympics, Asian Games or Commonwealth Games. Hence, this year the award ceremony will be commenced on the 25th September