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
Year Name of the Awardees Category 1991-92 Viswanathan Anand Chess 1992-93 Geet Sethi Billiards 1994-95 Cdr. Homi D. Motivala, Yachting 1994-95 Lt. Cdr. P. K. Garg Yachting 1995-96 Karnam Malleswari Weightlifting 1996-97 Nameirakpam Kunjarani Weightlifting 1996-97 Leander Paes Tennis 1997-98 Sachin Tendulkar Cricket 1998-99 Jyotirmoyee Sikdar Athletics 1999- 2000 Dhanraj Pillay Hockey 2000-01 Pullela Gopichand Badminton 2001-02 Abhinav Bindra Shooting 2002-03 Anjali Ved Pathak Bhagwat Shooting 2002-03 K. M. Beenamo Athletics 2003-04 Anju Bobby George Athletics 2004-05 Lt. co. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Shooting 2005-06 Pankaj Advani Billiards & Snooker 2006-07 Manavjit Singh Sandhu Shooting 2007-08 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Cricket 2008-09 Mary Kom Boxing 2008-09 Vijender Singh Boxing 2008-09 Sushil Kumar Wrestling 2009-10 Saina Nehwal Badminton 2010-11 Gagan Narang Shooting 2011-12 Vijay Kumar Shooting 2011-12 Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling 2012-13 Ronjan Sodhi Shooting 2013-14 Sania Mirza Tennis 2014-15 P. V. Sindhu Badminton 2014-15 Sakshi Malik Wrestling 2014-15 Dipa Karmakar Gymnastics 2014-15 Jitu Rai Shooting 2016-17 Devendra Jhajharia Para Athlete 2016-17 Sardara Singh Hockey 2017-18 Virat Kohli Cricket 2017-18 Mirabai Chanu Weightlifting 2018-19 Bajrang Punia Wrestling 2018-19 Deepa Malik Athletics
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
Year Name of the Coach Category 2019 Mohinder 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 2018 Subedar Chenanda Achaiah Kuttappa Boxing Shri Vijay Sharma Weightlifting Shri A. Srinivasa Rao Table Tennis Shri Sukhdev Singh Pannu Athletics Shri Clarence Lobo Hockey (Lifetime) Shri Tarak Sinha Cricket (Lifetime) Shri Jiwan Kumar Sharma Judo (Lifetime) Shri V.R. Beedu Athletics (Lifetime) 2017 Late Dr. R. Gandhi Athletics Mr. Heera Nand Kataria Kabaddi Mr. G.S.S.V. Prasad Badminton (Lifetime) Mr. Brij Bhushan Mohant Boxing (Lifetime) Mr. P.A. Raphel Hockey (Lifetime) Mr. Sanjoy Chakraverthy Shooting (Lifetime) Mr. Roshan Lal Wrestling (Lifetime)
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
year Name of the Awardees Category 2019 Ravindra Jadeja Cricket Mohammed Anas Yahiya Athletics Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Football Sonia Lather Boxing Chinglensana Singh Kangujam Hockey S Bhaskaran Bodybuilding Ajay Thakur Kabaddi Anjum Moudgil Shooting Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth Badminton Tajinder Pal Singh Toor Athletics Pramod Bhagat Para Sports-Badminton Harmeet Rajul Desai Table Tennis Pooja Dhanda Wrestling Fouaad Mirza Equestrian Simran Singh Shergill Polo Poonam Yadav Cricket Swapna Burman Athletics Sundar Singh Gurjar Para Sports-Athletics Gaurav Singh Gill Motorsports 2018 Shri Neeraj Chopra Athletics Naib Subedar Jinson Johnson Athletics Ms. Hima Das Athletics Ms. Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy Badminton Subedar Satish Kumar Boxing Ms. Smriti Mandhana Cricket Shri Shubhankar Sharma Golf Shri Manpreet Singh Hockey Ms. Savita Hockey Col. Ravi Rathore Polo Ms. Rahi Sarnobat Shooting Shri Ankur Mittal Shooting Ms. Shreyasi Singh Shooting Ms. Manika Batra Table Tennis Shri G. Sathiyan Table Tennis Shri Rohan Bopanna Tennis Shri Sumit Wrestling Ms. Pooja Kadian Wushu Shri Ankur Dhama Para-Athletics Shri Manoj Sarkar Para-Badminton 2017 Ms. V.J. Surekha Archery Ms. Khushbir Kaur Athletics Mr. Arokia Rajiv Athletics Ms. Prasanthi Singh Basketball Sub. Laishram Debendro Singh Boxing Mr. Cheteshwar Pujara Cricket Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur Cricket Ms. OinamBembem Devi Football Mr. S.S.P. Chawrasia Golf Mr. S.V. Sunil Hockey Mr. Jasvir Singh Kabaddi Mr. P. N. Prakash Shooting Mr. A. Amalraj Table Tennis Mr. Saketh Myneni Tennis Mr. Satyawart Kadian Wrestling Mr. Mariyappan Para-Athlete Mr. Varun Singh Bhati Para-Athlete
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
Year Name of the Awardees Category 2019 Manoj Kumar Wrestling C Lalremsanga Archery Arup Basak Table Tennis Nitten Kirrtane Tennis Manuel Fredricks Hockey 2018 Shri Satyadev Prasad Archery Shri Bharat Kumar Chetri Hockey Ms. Bobby Aloysius Athletics Shri Chougale Dadu Dattatray Wrestling 2017 Mr. Bhupender Singh Athletics Mr. Syed Shahid Hakim Football Ms. Sumarai Tete Hockey