The inspiring story of Arjuna Awardee Sarika Kale
In a historic moment for Kho Kho, Sarika Kale from Osmanabad, Maharashtra, was today awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award for 2020 in a virtual ceremony. This is the first time in 22 years that a Kho Kho player is receiving the Arjuna Award. However, Sarika's journey was not an easy one. In an interview Sarika said, "Though I have been named for the Arjuna Award this year, I still remember the days of playing Kho Kho. I had only one-meal a day for almost a decade."