Sports Awards in India

Searching for sports awards in India? In this Blog Post, we have covered all the different types of sports awards in India. Important sports personalities are awarded by these different sports awards, which is given by the government of India and is considered as national level sports awards. Moreover, Besides these national-level sports awards, there are many sports awards given by the private organization. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Grants these National sports awards.

List of Sports Awards in India

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  • Dronacharya Award
  • Arjuna Award
  • Dhyan Chand Award

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the highest sports award in India given for most outstanding performance in the field of
  • sports.
  • The recipients are awarded a cash amount of 7.5 lakhs, a citation, and a medal.
  • A committee of 12 members is formed by the government of India, who evaluates the performance of a sportsperson.
  • Various international sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Asian
  • Games, Commonwealth Games, and Paralympic Games are evaluated for this award.
  • Once the committee makes the decision, their recommendation is submitted to the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports for further approval.

Winners of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards

YearName of the AwardeesCategory
1991-92Viswanathan AnandChess
1992-93Geet SethiBilliards
1994-95Cdr. Homi D. Motivala,
Yachting
1994-95Lt. Cdr. P. K. Garg
Yachting
1995-96Karnam MalleswariWeightlifting
1996-97Nameirakpam KunjaraniWeightlifting
1996-97Leander PaesTennis
1997-98Sachin TendulkarCricket
1998-99Jyotirmoyee SikdarAthletics
1999- 2000Dhanraj PillayHockey
2000-01Pullela GopichandBadminton
2001-02Abhinav BindraShooting
2002-03Anjali Ved Pathak BhagwatShooting
2002-03K. M. BeenamoAthletics
2003-04Anju Bobby GeorgeAthletics
2004-05Lt. co. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Shooting
2005-06Pankaj AdvaniBilliards
& Snooker
2006-07Manavjit Singh SandhuShooting
2007-08Mahendra Singh DhoniCricket
2008-09Mary KomBoxing
2008-09Vijender SinghBoxing
2008-09Sushil KumarWrestling
2009-10Saina NehwalBadminton
2010-11Gagan NarangShooting
2011-12Vijay KumarShooting
2011-12Yogeshwar DuttWrestling
2012-13Ronjan SodhiShooting
2013-14Sania MirzaTennis
2014-15P. V. SindhuBadminton
2014-15Sakshi MalikWrestling
2014-15Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
2014-15Jitu RaiShooting
2016-17Devendra JhajhariaPara Athlete
2016-17Sardara SinghHockey
2017-18Virat KohliCricket
2017-18Mirabai ChanuWeightlifting
2018-19Bajrang PuniaWrestling
2018-19Deepa MalikAthletics

Dronacharya Awards

  • Dronacharya Awards is given in the field of coaching and teaching field of sports.
  • Dronacharya Awards is awarded by the government of India in honor to the coaches
  • The Awardees are those who have produced medal winners at prestigious
  • international sports events.
  • The recipients are awarded cash prize of 5 lakh, certificate and statuette.

Winners of Dronacharya Award

YearName of the CoachCategory
2019Mohinder Singh Dhillon (Regular Category)Athletics
Sandeep Gupta (Regular Category)Table Tennis
Vimal Kumar (Regular Category)Badminton
Sanjay Bhardwaj (Lifetime Category)Cricket
Rambir Singh Khokar (Lifetime Category)Kabaddi
Mezban Patel (Lifetime Category)Hockey
2018Subedar Chenanda Achaiah KuttappaBoxing
Shri Vijay SharmaWeightlifting
Shri A. Srinivasa RaoTable Tennis
Shri Sukhdev Singh PannuAthletics
Shri Clarence LoboHockey (Lifetime)
Shri Tarak SinhaCricket (Lifetime)
Shri Jiwan Kumar SharmaJudo (Lifetime)
Shri V.R. BeeduAthletics (Lifetime)
2017Late Dr. R. GandhiAthletics
Mr. Heera Nand KatariaKabaddi
Mr. G.S.S.V. PrasadBadminton (Lifetime)
Mr. Brij Bhushan MohantBoxing (Lifetime)
Mr. P.A. RaphelHockey (Lifetime)
Mr. Sanjoy ChakraverthyShooting (Lifetime)
Mr. Roshan LalWrestling (Lifetime)

Arjuna Awards

  • Arjuna Award is given to a sportsperson who has consistently exhibited an outstanding performance for four years.
  • All Awardees are awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs, a certificate, and statuettes.

Winners of Arjuna Awards

yearName of the AwardeesCategory
2019Ravindra JadejaCricket
Mohammed Anas Yahiya Athletics
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Football
Sonia Lather Boxing
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam Hockey
S BhaskaranBodybuilding
Ajay ThakurKabaddi
Anjum MoudgilShooting
Bhamidipati Sai PraneethBadminton
Tajinder Pal Singh ToorAthletics
Pramod BhagatPara Sports-Badminton
Harmeet Rajul DesaiTable Tennis
Pooja DhandaWrestling
Fouaad MirzaEquestrian
Simran Singh ShergillPolo
Poonam Yadav Cricket
Swapna Burman Athletics
Sundar Singh Gurjar Para Sports-Athletics
Gaurav Singh Gill Motorsports
2018Shri Neeraj Chopra Athletics
Naib Subedar Jinson Johnson Athletics
Ms. Hima Das Athletics
Ms. Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy Badminton
Subedar Satish KumarBoxing
Ms. Smriti Mandhana Cricket
Shri Shubhankar SharmaGolf
Shri Manpreet SinghHockey
Ms. SavitaHockey
Col. Ravi RathorePolo
Ms. Rahi SarnobatShooting
Shri Ankur MittalShooting
Ms. Shreyasi SinghShooting
Ms. Manika BatraTable Tennis
Shri G. SathiyanTable Tennis
Shri Rohan BopannaTennis
Shri SumitWrestling
Ms. Pooja KadianWushu
Shri Ankur DhamaPara-Athletics
Shri Manoj SarkarPara-Badminton
2017Ms. V.J. SurekhaArchery
Ms. Khushbir KaurAthletics
Mr. Arokia RajivAthletics
Ms. Prasanthi SinghBasketball
Sub. Laishram Debendro SinghBoxing
Mr. Cheteshwar PujaraCricket
Ms. Harmanpreet KaurCricket
Ms. OinamBembem DeviFootball
Mr. S.S.P. ChawrasiaGolf
Mr. S.V. SunilHockey
Mr. Jasvir SinghKabaddi
Mr. P. N. PrakashShooting
Mr. A. AmalrajTable Tennis
Mr. Saketh MyneniTennis
Mr. Satyawart KadianWrestling
Mr. MariyappanPara-Athlete
Mr. Varun Singh BhatiPara-Athlete

DhyanChand Awards

  • DhyanChand Award is given for lifetime contributions to sports development.
  • DhyanChand Award is named after Major Dhyan Chand, an Indian hockey player who scored over 1000 goals during a career of over 20 years.
  • Dyanchand Awardees are awarded 5 lakh cash price, certificate, and statuette.

Winners of DhyanChand Awards

YearName of the AwardeesCategory
2019Manoj KumarWrestling
C LalremsangaArchery
Arup BasakTable Tennis
Nitten KirrtaneTennis
Manuel FredricksHockey
2018Shri Satyadev PrasadArchery
Shri Bharat Kumar ChetriHockey
Ms. Bobby AloysiusAthletics
Shri Chougale Dadu Dattatray Wrestling
2017Mr. Bhupender Singh Athletics
Mr. Syed Shahid HakimFootball
Ms. Sumarai Tete Hockey

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