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President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Sports Awards to eminent sportsperson

Aug 30, 2014 11:05 IST

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Sports Awards to eminent sportsperson on 29 August 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.  The awards were presented on the occasion of National Sports Day.

No sportsperson was selected for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2014.

List of awards and awardees:

Arjuna Awards

Arjuna Awards is given to sportspersons for their consistent outstanding performance for 4 years preceding the year of award. Arjuna Awards carry a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees, a statuette and a citation.

The awardees of Arjuna Awards 2014 were:

National Sports Awards

Sl. No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Jai Bhagwan

Boxing

2.

V. Diju

Shuttler

3.

Heena Sidhu

Shooter

4.

Abhishek Verma

Archery

5.

Tintu Luka

Athletics

6.

H.N. Girisha

Para-Athletics

7.

Geethu Anna Jose

Basketball

8.

R. Ashwin

Cricket

9.

Anirban Lahiri

Golf

10.

Mamta Pujari

Kabaddi

11.

Saji Thomas

Rowing

12.

Anaka Alankamony

Squash

13.

Tom Joseph

Volleyball

14.

Renubala Chanu

Weightlifting

15.

Sunil Kumar Rana

Wrestling

Dronacharya Awards For 2014
Dronacharya Awards is presented to eminent Coaches who have successfully trained sportspersons or teams and helped them to achieve outstanding results in international competitions. Dronacharya Awards carry a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees, a statuette and a citation.

The awardees of Dronacharya Awards 2014 were:

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Gurcharan Singh Gogi

Judo

2.

G. Manoharan

Boxing

3.

Jose Jacob

Rowing

4.

N. Lingappa

Athletics

5.

Mahabir Prasad

Wrestling

DhyanChand Awards
DhyanChand Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games is presented to the sportspersons who contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute by promoting sports even after taking retirement from sports career. DhyanChand Awards carry a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees, a statuette and a citation.

The awardees of Dhyanchand Awards 2014 were:

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Gurmail Singh

Hockey

2.

K.P. Thakkar

Swimming-Diving

3.

Zeeshan Ali

Tennis

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards-2013
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is honoured to sportspersons for their outstanding achievement in the field of adventure activities. The award carries a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress and a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees.

The awardees of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2013 were:

S. No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Subedar Jagat Singh

Land Adventure

2.

Passang Tenzing Sherpa

Land Adventure

3.

MWO Surender Singh

Air Adventure

4.

Wg. Cdr. (Retd) Amit Chowdhury.

Lifetime Achievement

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is presented to recognize the contribution made to sports by entities other than sportspersons and coaches. The recipients of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar are awarded with Trophies.

The awardees of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2014 were:

Sl. No.

Category

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2014

1.

Employment Of Sports Persons And Sports Welfare Measures

Oil And Natural Gas Corporation

2.

Community Sports–Identification And Nurturing Of Budding/Young Talent

Jindal Steel Works

3.

Establishment And Management Of Sports Academies Of Excellence

Guru Hanuman Akhara

4.

Other Forms Of Sports Activities Not Covered In The Categories Mentioned In The Schemes

Link Foundation Of India–Magic Bus

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy
The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy is presented to the institutions for their all round performance in Inter-University Tournaments. The winner receives a replica of the Trophy and a cash award of 10 lakh rupees which is further utilized for development of games and sports.

The recipient of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy 2014 was:

Sl. No.

 Institution

Year

1.

Punjabi University, Patiala

2013-14

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