National Sports Awards 2017 announced

Aug 22, 2017 15:46 IST
National Sports Awards 2017 announced

The Union Government on 22 August 2017 announced the National Sports Awards. Para athlete Devendra and hockey player Sardar Singh will be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara and football player Oinam Bembem Devi have also been selected for the top national sports award.

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29 August 2017.

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Complete list of the awardees:

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is the highest sporting honour of India.

The award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India who served the office from 1984 to 1989.

The recipient(s) is/are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and is honoured for their "spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years" at international level.

The award comprises a medallion, a citation, and a cash prize of Rupees 7.5 lakh.

Name of the Awardees

Discipline

Devendra

Para Athlete

Sardar Singh

Hockey

Dronacharya Awards 2017

The Dronacharya Award is sports coaching honour of India.

The award is named after Drona, often referred as "Dronacharya" or "Guru Drona", a character from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of ancient India.

Recipients are selected by a committee constituted by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and are honoured to have done "outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and enabled sportspersons to excel in international events" over a period of four years.

Two awards are designated for the lifetime contribution in coaching where the achievements in producing "outstanding sportspersons" over a period of 20 years or more are considered.

The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of Rupees 5 lakh.

Name of the Awardees

Discipline

Late Dr. R. Gandhi

Athletics

Heera Nand Kataria

Kabaddi

G.S.S.V. Prasad

Badminton (Lifetime)

Brij Bhushan Mohanty

Boxing (Lifetime)

P.A. Raphel

Hockey (Lifetime)

Sanjoy Chakraverthy

Shooting (Lifetime)

Roshan Lal

Wrestling (Lifetime)

Arjuna Awards 2017

The Arjuna Awards are given by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports.

Instituted in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of Rupees 5 lakh, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll.

Name of the Awardees

Discipline

V.J. Surekha

Archery

Khushbir Kaur

Athletics

Arokia Rajiv

Athletics

Prasanthi Singh

Basketball

Laishram Debendro Singh

Boxing

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cricket

Harmanpreet Kaur

Cricket

Oinam Bembem Devi

Football

S.S.P. Chawrasia

Golf

S.V. Sunil

Hockey

Jasvir Singh

Kabaddi

P. N. Prakash

Shooting

A. Amalraj

Table Tennis

Saketh Myneni

Tennis

Satyawart Kadian

Wrestling

Mariyappan

Para-Athlete

Varun Singh Bhati

Para-Athlete

Dhyan Chand Award 2017

The Dhyan Chand Award is the lifetime achievement sporting honour of India.

The award is named after Dhyan Chand, an Indian field hockey player.

Recipients are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and are honoured for their contributions to sport both during their active sporting career and after retirement.

The award comprises a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of Rupees 5 lakh.

Name of the Awardees

Discipline

Bhupender Singh

Athletics

Syed Shahid Hakim

Football

Sumarai Tete

Hockey

Quick Digest

Who: National Sports Awards 2017

What: Announced

When: 22 August 2017

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