The Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) has decided to honour former Indian Cricketer and cricket commentator Sunil Manohar Gavaskar with its prestigious ‘SJFI Medal 2021’ at SJFI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Guwahati, Assam.
- SJFI Medal is the highest honour of SJFI.
About Sunil Gavaskar:
i.Sunil Gavaskar hails from Mumbai, Maharashtra is also known as ‘Sunny’ and ‘the Little Master’.
ii.He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost 2 decades. The record was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005.
iii.He was the 1st person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match 3 times.
Padma Bhushan in 1980 for sports.
Arjuna Award for Cricket in 1975.
Other SJFI Awards:
|SJFI Sportsman of the year 2021||Neeraj Chopra(Javelin)|
|SJFI Sportswoman of the year 2021||Mirabai Chanu(Weightlifting)|
|SJFI Team of the Year 2021||Indian Men’s Hockey team|
|SJFI Parathletes of the year 2021(Men)||Pramod Bhagat (Badminton)|
|SJFI Parathletes of the year 2021(Women)||Avani Lekhara(rifle shooter)|
|SJFI Special Recognition Award||Olympic Gold Quest(OGQ)|
Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is a program of the Foundation for the Promotion of Sports and Games.
It is a Not for Profit Company founded by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone.
Aim: To support Indian athletes in winning Olympic Gold medals
Office bearers of SJFI:
The AGM held in Guwahati also elected A Vinod, the deputy Editor(Sports) with The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala as SJFI’s new President.
Vice Presidents: Devendra Pandey (Mumbai), Vikas Pandey (Indore), Sambit Mohapatra (Odisha) and Saraju Chakraborty (Tripura).
Secretary: Prashant Keni(Mumbai)
Joint Secretary: Amitabha Das Sharma (Kolkata)
Treasurer: Bidyut Kalita(Assam)
Executive Committee Members: Amol Karhadkar (Mumbai), C Santhosh Kumar (Tamil Nadu), Suprabhat Debnath (Tripura), Partha Chakraborty (Assam), Sushin Ghosh (Assam), Nilesh Deshpande (Nagpur), Tushar Trivedi (Gujarat).
Coopted: Sanjeev Samyal(Mumbai).
Recent Related News:
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the recipients of the National Sports Awards 2021. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will felicitate the awardees during the award ceremony which will be held at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13th November 2021.
About Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI):
SJFI was founded on 27th February 1976 at the Eden Gardens, Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal.
President– A Vinod