Sports Awards in India

National Sports Day is celebrated every year in India on August 29 on Dhyanchand’s birthday. National Sports Awards are also distributed on this day. Let’s know how many sports awards are there

Major Dhyanchand

How many sports awards are held in India

Government of India Announce Total 4 Awards every year. 3 awards which is given to sports athletes and 1 award goes to mentors. Given in Sports Athlete and Men

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

According to the Sports Ministry website, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is India’s highest sports award. The award is named after former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. It is given to the best player of India every year, although the award player is selected on the basis of several criteria. The player who wins this award can be from any field.

Arjun Award

Arjuna Award is the second highest award after Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. It is also given on the basis of the past four years’ performance of the players. The Arjuna Award was instituted in 1961. So far 719 players have been awarded this award. In this, the player gets a small statue, certificate and a cash prize of five lakh rupees.

Dronacharya Award

As the name suggests, this award is given not to the player but to his coach. Sports coaches who prepare medal winners are honored with this award. The award was instituted in 1985. A total of 107 Gurus have received this award so far. In this, the coach gets a small statue, certificate and a cash prize of five lakh rupees.

Dhyan Chand Award

Those who have supported whole life for the development of the game are honored with this award. The award was instituted in 2002. A total of 56 people have received this honor so far. It also has a small statue, certificate and a cash prize of five lakh rupees.

Sports Awards India 2020

On National Sports Day that was 29 August, 2020, the awardees were received their awards from the President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function from Rashtrapati Bhawan through virtual mode. Let us tell you the day also coincides with the birthday of legendary hockey Olympian, Major Dhyan Chand.

List of National Sports Awards 2020 Winners

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020

Name of Sportsperson Discipline
Shri Rohit Sharma Cricket
Shri Mariyappan T. Para Athletics
Ms. Manika Batra Table Tennis
Ms. Vinesh Wrestling
Ms. Rani Hockey

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Dronacharya Award 2020

For Life-time Category

Name of the Coach Discipline
Shri Dharmendra Tiwary Archery
Shri Purushotham Rai Athletics
Shri Shiv Singh Boxing
Shri Romesh Pathania Hockey
Shri Krishan Kumar Hooda Kabaddi
Shri Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar Para Powerlifting
Shri Naresh Kumar Tennis
Shri Om Parkash Dahiya Wrestling

For Regular Category’

Name of the Coach Discipline
Shri Jude Felix Sebastian Hockey
Shri Yogesh Malviya Mallakhamb
Shri Jaspal Rana Shooting
Shri Kuldeep Kumar Handoo Wushu
Shri Gaurav Khanna Para-Badminton

3. Arjuna Award

Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
Shri Atanu Das Archery
Ms. Dutee Chand Athletics
Shri Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy Badminton
Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty Badminton
Shri Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Basketball
Subedar Manish Kaushik Boxing
Ms. Lovlina Borgohain Boxing
Shri Ishant Sharma Cricket
Ms. Deepti Sharma Cricket
Shri Sawant Ajay Anant Equestrian
Shri Sandesh Jhingan Football
Ms. Aditi Ashok Golf
Shri Akashdeep Singh Hockey
Ms. Deepika Hockey
Shri Deepak Kabaddi
Shri Kale Sarika Sudhakar Kho Kho
Shri Dattu Baban Bhokanal Rowing
Ms. Manu Bhaker Shooting
Shri Saurabh Chaudhary Shooting
Ms. Madhurika Suhas Patkar Table Tennis
Shri Divij Sharan Tennis
Shri Shiva Keshavan Winter Sports
Ms. Divya Kakran Wrestling
Shri Rahul Aware Wrestling
Shri Suyash Narayan Jadhav Para Swimming
Shri Sandeep Para Athletics
Shri Manish Narwal Para Shooting

4. Dhyan Chand Award

Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
Shri Kuldip Singh Bhullar Athletics
Ms. Jincy Philips Athletics
Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna Gandhe Badminton
Ms. Trupti Murgunde Badminton
Ms. N. Usha Boxing
Shri Lakha Singh Boxing
Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu Football
Shri Ajit Singh Hockey
Shri Manpreet Singh Kabaddi
Shri J. Ranjith Kumar Para Athletics
Shri Satyaprakash Tiwari Para Badminton
Shri Manjeet Singh Rowing
Late Shri Sachin Nag Swimming
Shri Nandan P Bal Tennis
Shri Netarpal Hooda Wrestling

5. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy

Punjab University, Chandigarh

6. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2019

Name of the Sportsperson Category
Ms. Anita Devi Land Adventure
Col. Sarfraz Singh Land Adventure
Shri Taka Tamut Land Adventure
Shri Narender Singh Land Adventure
Shri Keval Hiren Kakka Land Adventure
Shri Satendra Singh Water Adventure
Shri Gajanand Yadava Air Adventure
Late Shri Magan Bissa Life Time Achievement

7. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

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· Army Sports Institute

Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures Air Force Sports Control Board
Sports for Development International Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

 

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