New Delhi: As the city of Delhi prepares to host India's biggest sporting event ever, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat announce 'Indian Sports Legends' – a Network18 initiative to honour the living legends who have brought glory to the nation, but have not been feted or recognised enough.
The awards, which will be given away in a grand ceremony in Delhi on September 24, are aimed at recognising their selfless contribution to Indian sports and for being India's sporting icons who have endured over generations.
It is an honour for their timeless achievements and for displaying the greatest sporting spirit placing the country above personal triumph.
Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, IBN18 Network, said, "Indian Sports Legends is our endeavour to bring glory to living legends of Indian sports. As we prepare to host the country's biggest sporting event ever, it is time we honour our legends who have been forgotten over the years. Through this initiative we wish to remind the current generation, of the great Indian sporting legends who have done exemplary work in bringing India on the world map of sports."
The Network18 Editorial Board will shortlist the nominees and then deliberate to finalise the names keeping in mind their sterling contribution to Indian sports.
The winners will be shortlisted from amongst those who have achieved sporting excellence in any of the following Sporting events - The Asian Games, The Commonwealth Games, The Olympics, World Championships or have set a new or broken an old trend in the world of sports.
The inspiring stories of these Indian sporting legends will be showcased daily between September 27 and October 01 on CNN-IBN at 10:30 PM and on IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat at 7:30 PM respectively. These special episodes would serve as a precursor to the telecast of the Grand Finale of the 'Indian Sports Legends' which will be telecast on October 2 and 3 across all the three channels.