Former Indian cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni will be honored with the Sports Promotion Award by President Ramnath Kovind on Saturday, August 29. Kulkarni’s International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) works to guide the players towards the right career and promote sports in terms of development.
A virtual national sports awards ceremony will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, during which Kulkarni will be honored along with Khel Ratna, Arjun, Dhyanchand and Dronacharya award winners for their contribution in the field of sports. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports S. Singh has sent a letter to Kulkarni in this regard. “The Government of India is pleased to inform you that the International Sports Management Organization (IISM) has been selected for the National Sports Promotion Award 2020 for its significant contribution in promoting various sports in terms of development,” the letter said. Has been done.
Kulkarni, 47, has represented India in 3 Tests and 10 ODIs. He founded IISM 10 years ago. Educational activities of sports management are implemented in this institute. Located in Andheri, the organization is run by Kulkarni and his wife Rasika.