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PICS: Honouring the sports heroes

Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were jointly conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, while 25 other sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna awards in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Vijay Kumar

Shooter Vijay Kumar receives the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Yogeshwar Dutt

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt receives the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Yuvraj Singh

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh receives the Arjuna Award 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Ashwani Ponnappa

Shuttler Ashwani Ponnappa receives the Arjuna Award 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Deepika Kumari

Archer Deepika Kumari receives the Arjuna Award 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Sardar Singh

Hockey player Sardar Singh receives the Arjuna Award 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Deepa Malik

Paralympian Deepa Malik receives the Arjuna Award 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Parupalli Kashyap

Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap receives the Arjuna Award 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Vikas Krishnan

Boxer Vikas Krishnan receives the Arjuna Award 2012 from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

Four cheers!

(From left) wrestler Geeta Phogat, Yuvraj Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar pose during the glittering function at the Rastrapati Bhawan on Wednesday.

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