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FICCI India selects Hockey player Rani rampal & shooter Saurabh chaudhary as ‘Sportsperson of the year 2019’

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On December 11, 2019, Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal (25) and Asian Games gold medalist shooter Saurabh Chaudhary (17) were honored with the ‘Sports Person of the Year 2019’ award at the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) India Sports Awards-2019 held at FICCI Federation House in New Delhi.Rani-SaurabhKey Points:

i.Odisha’s Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera and Sports Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev  presented the awards to the winners at the ceremony, which is  jointly organized by FIT India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports & FICCI.

ii.The awards was decided by a jury led by Mukul Mudgal, Retired Indian Judge, Delhi High Court (HC), and Chief Justice (CJ) of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Here’s the final list of winners:

S.NoAward nameWinner
1Best Company Promoting Sports (Public Sector)Central Coalfields Limited Railway
Sports Promotion Board
2Best Company Promoting Sports (Private Sector)Centre for Sports Science
3Best NGO Promoting SportsSubroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society
4Special Recognition NGO (Non-governmental organizations) Promoting Sports My Angels Academy
5Best Professional Services CompanyThe Sports School
6Best Sports Start-upFanCode Powered by Dream11
7Best National Sports FederationNational Rifle Association of India
8Sportsperson of the Year (Female)Rani Rampal (Hockey)
9Sportsperson of the Year (Male)Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)
10Para-Athlete of the YearSandeep Chaudhary (Javelin)
11Special Recognition Para-Athlete of the YearManasi Joshi (Badminton)
12Breakthrough Sports PersonAmit Panghal (Boxing)
13Special Recognition Breakthrough Sports Person of the YearEsow Alben (cycling)
14Coach or Support Staff of the YearSatyanarayana
15Lifetime Achievement Award (Administrator)Govindaraj Kempareddy
16Lifetime Achievement Award (Athlete)Pankaj Advani (cue sport)
17Best State Promoting SportsOdisha
18Best Sports JournalistKamesh Srinivasan (The Hindu)
19Special Recognition on the theme of Building New India Through Sports & FitnessChitharesh Natesan– (1st Indian to win ‘Mr Universe 2019)

About FICCI:
– 1927
Headquarters– New Delhi
President– Sandeep somay