In a big milestone for Indian motorsport, rallyist Gaurav Gill has become the first-ever person from the field of motorsports to win the Arjuna Award. The ace rally driver received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a special ceremony recognising his efforts. Gill’s victory isn’t just a big moment for the motorsport athlete but also a huge one for the sport and its contribution that has been largely ignored by the government over the years. The Arjuna Award is awarded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to recognise the outstanding achievement. It is the highest civilian honour for sports in the country. Also Read: Gaurav Gill Nominated For Arjuna Award 2019 Gill has an illustrious motorsport career to his name. The 37-year-old is a three-time Asia Pacific Rally Champion (APRC), the only Indian to do so, and has won the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) six times over the years. He also competed in the WRC2 the previous year as a non-priority entre, and will participate once again this year in three rounds – Rally Turkey, Wales Rally GB and Rally Australia. Gaurav Gill also has a distinction of having won the Dakshin Dare rally every… Read full this story
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