Sports Awards in India

Sports Awards in India

here is come sports awards in India.

Arjuna Awards

  • The Arjuna Awards were established by the Indian Government in 1961
  •  It is given for the excellent performance by the sportspersons in various events.
  • The award holds a cash prize of INR 500,000, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll.
  • As per revised guidelines by Government, a sportsperson must have a constant excellent performance for the previous three years at international level to be eligible for the award, along with extraordinary qualities like leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
  • Arjuna Awards Recipients of 2013 are
      • Chekrovolu Swuro, Archery
      • Ranjith Maheshwari, Athletics
      • P.V. Sindhu, Badminton
      • Kavita Chahal, Boxing
      • Rupesh Shah, Billiards & Snooker
      • Virat Kohli, Cricket
      • Abhijeet Gupta, Chess
      • Gagan Jeet, Bhullar Golf
      • Saba Anjum, Hockey
      • Rajkumari Rathore, Shooting
      • Joshna Chinnappa, Squash
      • Mouma Das, Table Tennis
      • Neha Rathi, Wrestling
      • Dharmender Dalal, Wrestling
      • Amit Kumar Saroha, Athletics (Para)

      Dronacharya Award

      • The Dronacharya Award was Instituted in 1985
      • The Dronacharya Award is presented by the Indian Government for brilliance in sports coaching.
      • The award consists of a bronze figurine of Dronacharya, a cash price of Rupees 500,000 and a scroll of honor.
      • Shri B.I. Fernandez is the First foreign Coach who was awarded by Dronacharya Award in 2012.
      • Dronacharya Award Recipients of 2013 are Poornima Mahato (Archery), Mahavir Singh(Boxing),Narinder Singh Saini (Hockey), K P Thomas     (Athletics), Raj Singh(Wrestling).

      Dhyan Chand Award

      • It is awarded to recognize outstanding lifetime achievement by Indians in Sports and Games.
      • It is presented by the Indian Government. Initiated in 2002,
      • The award holds a cash prize of INR 500,000, a figurine, ceremonial dress and a scroll of honor.
      • It is named after the renowned player Dhyan Chand (Indian hockey).
      • Dhyan Chand Award  Recipients of 2013 are Mary D’souza Sequeira, Athletics, Syed Ali, Hockey, Anil Mann, Wrestling and Girraj Singh, Para Sports (Athletics)
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      Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

      • The award was initiated in 1991-92 to offer a highest national tribute in the field of sports.
      • The award holds a cash prize of INR 750,000 and a scroll of honour.
      • The award was formulated to present the utmost honour for exceptional sporting performance, whether by an individual or a team in all sporting disciplines in a year.
      • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Recipients of 2013 is Ronjan Sodhi for Shooting
      • First awardee(s) of this AwardsViswanathan Anand (Chess)
      • The award was not conferred upon any sportsperson or team in the year 1993–94

      Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Award

      • The award is Maulana Abul Kalam Azad(MAKA)Award is primarily a sports award that is basically given to inter-university tournament champions

      Ekalavya Award

      • It is awarded by Government of Karnataka for the outstanding performance in sports.

      Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award

      • The award was instituted in 1978
      • The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award, is an award given by the Government of Punjab for excellence and achievement in the service of Punjab in the field of Sport
      • The award was instituted in 1978 it consists of a trophy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, honouree citation and 1 lakh Rupees
      • First person in history to win the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award was Olympian Pargat Singh
      • The award was suspended for 10 years between 1996 to 2005 and initiated again in 2006
      • This can be at the Olympic level, World Championship level, national and other international sporting arenas
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