Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsman to be given the honour. His wife and daughter attended the event at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
12:45 (IST) "I am proud to have been born in this country. I would like to say thank you to everyone for their support and I will continue to bat for India," says Tendulkar.
12:40 (IST) Sachin: What can I say? It is the greatest honour of my life