President of India conferred the National Sports Awards

President conferred National Sports Award in Rastrapati Bhawan on 31 August 2103. Ronjon Sodhi won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Created On: Sep 1, 2013 12:10 ISTModified On: Sep 1, 2013 13:27 IST

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 31 August 2013 conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar at a function organised at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

Among the awards, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was given to Ronjon Sodhi for shooting.

List of other awards and awardees:

Arjuna Awards

Sl. No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Chekrovolu Swuro

Archery

2.

Kavita Chahal

Boxing

3.

Rupesh Shah

Billiards & Snooker

4.

Virat Kohli

Cricket

5.

Abhijeet Gupta

Chess

6.

Gagan Jeet Bhullar

Golf

7.

Saba Anjum

Hockey

8.

Rajkumari Rathore

Shooting

9.

Joshna Chinnappa

Squash

10.

Mouma Das

Table Tennis

11.

Neha Rathi

Wrestling

12.

Dharmender Dalal

Wrestling

13.

Amit Kumar Saroha

Athletics (Para)

Dronacharya Awards for 2013

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Poornima Mahato

Archery

2.

Mahavir Singh

Boxing

3.

Narinder Singh Saini

Hockey

4.

K.P. Thomas

Athletics*

5.

Raj Singh

Wrestling*

* Lifetime contribution in coaching

Dhyan Chand Awards

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Mary D’souza Sequeira

Athletics

2.

Syed  Ali

Hockey

3.

Anil Mann

Wrestling

4.

Girraj Singh

Para Sports (Athletics)

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards-2012

S. No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Basant Singh Roy

Mountaineering

2.

Major Ranveer Singh Jamwal

Mountaineering

3.

Lt. Cdr. Abhilash Tomy

Sailing

4.

Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh Siddhu

Hang Gliding

5.

Prem Singh

Mountaineering

6.

Hari Ram

Mountaineering

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

Sl. No.

Category

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2013

1.

Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent

Dr. U.K. Mishra, Founder and President, National Sports Academy, Allahabad

2.

Financial Support for Sports Excellence

Services Sports Control Board

3.

Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence

Pullela Gopichand Academy of Badminton, Hyderabad

4.

Employment of Sportspersons and sports welfare measures.

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy

Sl. No.

 

Year

1.

Guru Nanak Dev Vishwavidyalay, Amritsar

2010-11

2.

Punjabi Vishwavidyalay, Patiala

2011-12

3.

Punjabi Vishwavidyalay, Patiala

2012-13

P.V. Sindhu, Badminton who was declared a winner of Arjuna Award 2013 was not present at the award ceremony.

The nominations received for various categories of awards were considered by the select panels of eminent sportspersons and sports administrators of impeccable integrity. The Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Shri Michael Ferreira and other members of the Committee from the sports fraternity were Shri Limba Ram, Shri V. Devarajan, Shri Zafar Iqbal, Ms. Vandana Rao, Ms. Anjali M. Bhagwat, Ms. Indu Puri, Shri Shakti Singh, Shri Ravi Shastri, Shri Kripa Shankar Patel and Shri Surinder Khanna..Similarly, the Committees for other awards too comprised of men and women of eminence in the field of sports. The different Committees made their recommendations after duly considering all the nominations.

About the Award
National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Apart from a medal and a citation, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee received a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh.  Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees received statuettes, citations and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each.  Recipients of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar were given Trophies.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards 2013 announced by the Government

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