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President Ram Nath Kovind confers National Sports Awards 2018

The Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards this year. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Sep 25, 2018 21:17 IST
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President Ram Nath Kovind on September 25, 2018 conferred the National Sports Awards 2018 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour.

The Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards this year. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

This year's award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the usual August 29, which is observed as the National Sports Day, due to clash of dates with the Asian Games 2018 which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

 

S. No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

1.

S. Mirabai Chanu

Weightlifting

2.

Virat Kohli

Cricket

 

 

S. No.

Name of the Coach

Discipline

1

Subedar  Chenanda Achaiah  Kuttappa

Boxing

2

Vijay Sharma

Weightlifting

3

A. Srinivasa Rao

Table Tennis

4

Sukhdev  Singh  Pannu

Athletics

5

Clarence Lobo

Hockey (Life Time)

6

Tarak Sinha

Cricket (Life Time)

7

Jiwan Kumar Sharma

Judo (Life Time)

8

V.R. Beedu

Athletics (Life Time)

 

 

S. No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

1

Neeraj Chopra

Athletics

2

Jinson Johnson

Athletics

3

Hima Das

Athletics

4

Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy

Badminton

5

Satish Kumar

Boxing

6

Smriti Mandhana

Cricket

7

Shubhankar Sharma

Golf

8

Manpreet Singh

Hockey

9

Savita

Hockey

10

Col. Ravi Rathore

Polo

11

Rahi Sarnobat

Shooting

12

Ankur Mittal

Shooting

13

Shreyasi Singh

Shooting

14

Manika Batra

Table Tennis

15

G. Sathiyan

Table Tennis

16

Rohan Bopanna

Tennis

17

Sumit

Wrestling

18

Pooja Kadian

Wushu

19

Ankur Dhama

Para-Athletics

20

Manoj Sarkar

Para-Badminton

 

 

S. No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

1

Satyadev Prasad

Archery

2

Bharat Kumar Chetri

Hockey

3

Bobby Aloysius

Athletics

4

Chougale Dadu Dattatray

Wrestling

 

 

S. No.

Category

Name of the entity

1.

Identification and Nurturing of Budding & Young Talent

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

2.

Encouragement to Sports through Corporate Social Responsibility

JSW Sports

3.

Sports for Development

Isha Outreach

 

 

The Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar was chosen as the recipient of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017-18.

 

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