Manali Olympian luggage Arjuna Award


Abhinav Vashisht

Kullu, August 30

A Winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan (38), of Manali was conferred with the celebrated Arjuna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind in a digital ceremony on the National Sports Day in Delhi on Saturday. Shiva Keshavan is the primary participant from Kullu district to obtain the Arjuna Award. He can also be the primary winter sportsperson in India to be conferred with this award.

Less alternatives

Many winter sportspersons are disadvantaged of alternatives resulting from lack of funds and authorities assist. There is a have to arrange a man-made winter sports activities advanced to advertise winter sports activities. — Shiva Keshavan, Winter Olympian

Keshavan mentioned many winter sportspersons have been disadvantaged of alternatives resulting from lack of funds and authorities assist. He mentioned there was a have to make a man-made winter sports activities advanced to advertise winter sports activities. He expressed his displeasure over the assurances of the federal government and lamented that his achievements weren’t recognised by the state authorities. He mentioned the state authorities didn’t give him the state’s highest sporting award — Parshuram Award. Neither did he obtain any money reward for his achievements, he mentioned. Keshavan ought to have gotten money awards for participation in Olympics and profitable medals in Asian Championships as per the HP Sports Policy.

Shiva has received gold medal within the Asian luge championship 4 occasions. He has represented India six occasions within the Winter Olympics within the luge occasion from 1998 to 2018, which is a document in itself. He additionally holds the document for being the primary Indian to qualify for the Winter Olympics. He has set a number of World and Asian data along with profitable 10 medals in worldwide occasions. He retired after the 2018 Winter Olympics. He has been appointed as the pinnacle coach of the Indian Luge Federation.

Shiva’s mom Rosalba is from Italy and father Sudhakaran is from Kerala they usually reside in Manali. They mentioned Shiva had introduced many laurels to the city, state and nation.

Ski and Snowboard India common secretary Roop Chand Negi mentioned the Arjuna Award for Shiva would increase winter sports activities in Manali. He mentioned Shiva’s achievements would increase the morale of gamers related to winter video games.

Made it to olympics 6 occasions

  • Shiva has received gold medal within the Asian luge championship four occasions
  • He represented India for document 6 occasions within the Winter Olympics within the luge occasion from 1998 to 2018



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