MM Shetty Sports Foundation will honour 15 players, one coach and one sports organiser at a function to be held on Sunday at Hotel Tuli Imperial at 7 p.m.
Prasad Shetty of the foundation will felicitate national athletes like Akansha Soudiya and Vidita Meshram, national-level basketball player Shomira Bidaye, IM Rounak Sadhwani, talented badminton player Malvika Bansod along with cricketers Vedant Dighate (Yavatmal), Pratham Maheshwari, all-rounder Shree Choudhary, Suyog Bhagat, Gaurav Farde, Aditya Titarmare, Rayan Rajpoot, Devansh Thakkar and Jagjot Singh will be honoured during the programme.
Apart from this tennis coach Santosh Chaterjee and cricket organiser Adv. Jagdish Karnewar will be felicitated for his services to the sports.
The cricketers will get a kit worth around Rs 6,000 whereas other players will be awarded Rs 5,000 each cash. Coach and the organiser will be given Rs 11,000 each informed Shetty.
Former Karnataka cricketer Prakash Rathod will be the chief guest on the occasion. Prof. Atmaram Pande, former Vidarbha cricketer Suhas Phadkar and others will also grace the occasion.