Tag Archives: Padma Shri

Oinam Bembem Devi – Durga of Indian Football receives Padma Shri Award!

The ‘Durga of Indian Football,’ Oinam Bembem Devi became the first Indian woman footballer, and the seventh overall to receive the prestigious Padma Shri Award. She received the Award in the Capital earlier today, November 8, 2021 from the honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. The function was …

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XtraTime VIDEO: AIFF suggests IM Vijayan’s name for Padma Shri Award!

As XtraTime reports, the All India Football Federation has suggested the name of Indian football legend I.M. Vijayan’s for the Padma Shri Award. XtraTime spoke to I.M. Vijayan about how he feels as the AIFF have suggested his name for the Padma Shri!

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The AIFF to suggest IM Vijayan’s name for Padma Shri Award!

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to send the name of legendary footballer I.M. Vijayan for the 2020 Padma Shri Award to the Indian sports ministry. And I can only congratulate the AIFF on making this decision! 51 year old Thrissur-born Inivalappil Mani Vijayan, better known as I.M. …

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Bembem Devi: This Padma Shri is what Women’s Football in India is all about!

Bembem Devi, the first Indian woman footballer in India to have been named a Padma Shri, walked down memory lane to recollect days when she changed her name to Bobo and Amko to play football with the boys. In an exclusive interview she opens up at length about what the …

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AIFF congratulates Bembem Devi on being named Padma Shri!

The ‘Durga of Indian Football’, Oinam Bembem Devi became the first Indian woman footballer and the seventh overall to be named a Padma Shri. The Awards will be conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in March/April every year. All India Football …

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India’s Sunil Chhetri: Padma Shri award will spur me on!

As talismanic Indian striker Sunil Chhetri joined the elite list of Indian Footballers to be named a Padma Shri, the man with highest number of International goals for India, admitted being in that elite list makes him “a bit nervous.” In an interview, an emotional Chhetri spoke at length whether …

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President of India approves conferment of Padma Shri Award to Sunil Chhetri!

A legend of Indian football and an Arjuna awardee (2011), Sunil Chhetri is all set to become the sixth Indian Footballer to be awarded with the Padma Shri – India’s fourth highest civilian award. The Award was announced for his contribution to the field of sports on Friday, January 25, …

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AIFF set to recommend India captain Sunil Chhetri for Padma Shri!

Indian national football team captain Sunil Chhetri is set to be recommended for the country’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, by the national governing body, the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Sunil Chhetri, who is India’s highest-ever goalscorer at international level with 56 goals in 97 appearances, has …

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