Union Government announced awardees for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015 and Arjuna Awards 2015

The selection of awardees was based  on the recommendations of the Selection Committee headed by Justice VK Bali, former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.

Created On: Aug 17, 2015 17:51 IST

The Union Government on 14 August 2015 announced the awardees for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Arjuna Award for the year 2015.

The selection of awardees was based  on the recommendations of the Selection Committee headed by Justice VK Bali, former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and consisting of eminent sportspersons and sports administrators.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2015

 S. No.

Name of the sportsperson

Discipline

1

Ms. Sania Mirza

Tennis

Arjuna Awards 2015

 S. No.

Name of the sportsperson

Discipline

1

Naib Subedar Sandeep Kumar

Archery

2

MR Poovamma

Athletics

3

Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar

Badminton

4

Mandeep Jangra

Boxing

5

Rohit Sharma

Cricket

6

Dipa Karmakar

Gymnastic

7

Sreejesh PR

Hockey

8

Manjeet Chhillar

Kabaddi

9

Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre

Kabaddi

10

Sawarn Singh

Rowing

11

Anup Kumar Yama

Roller Skating

12

Jitu Rai

Shooting

13

S Sathish Kumar

Weightlifting

14

Bajrang

Wrestling

15

Babita Kumari

Wrestling

16

Yumnam Sanathoi Devi

Wushu

17

Sharath M Gayakwad 

Para-Swimming

These awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29 August 2015.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive medal, certificate and award money of 7.5 lakh rupees and Arjuna Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and award money of 5 lakh rupees each.

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