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President to present National Sports Awards 2021 tomorrow

12/11/2021 at 6:04 PM

New Delhi, Nov 12: President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the National Sports Awards 2021 tomorrow at a specially organized function at  Rashtrapati Bhavan. Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards on November 2. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’ is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of previous four years.

‘Arjuna Award for outstanding performance in sports and games’ is given for good performance over a period of previous four years and showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.

‘Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in sports and games’ is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and enabling sportspersons to excel in International events.

‘Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in sports and games’ is given to honour sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute to promotion of sports event after their retirement.

‘Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar’ is given to corporate entities (both in private and public sector), sports control boards, NGOs including sports bodies at the state and national level who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development. 

Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court), consisting members from eminent sportspersons and persons having experience in sports journalism & sports administrator etc.

Details of Awardees:

  1. Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021
S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.Neeraj ChopraAthletics
2.Ravi KumarWrestling
3.LovlinaBorgohainBoxing
4.Sreejesh P.RHockey
5.AvaniLekharaPara Shooting
6.SumitAntilPara Athletics
7.Pramod BhagatPara Badminton
8.Krishna NagarPara Badminton
9.Manish NarwalPara Shooting
10.Mithali RajCricket
11.Sunil ChhetriFootball
12.Manpreet SinghHockey

(ii)        Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021

S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
 Arpinder SinghAthletics
 Simranjit KaurBoxing
 Shikhar DhawanCricket
 Bhavani Devi ChadalavadaAnandhaSundhararamanFencing
 MonikaHockey
 Vandana KatariyaHockey
 Sandeep NarwalKabaddi
 HimaniUttamParabMallakhamb
 Abhishek VermaShooting
 Ankita RainaTennis
 Deepak PuniaWrestling
 Dilpreet SinghHockey
 Harman Preet SinghHockey
 Rupinder Pal SinghHockey
 Surender KumarHockey
 Amit RohidasHockey
 Birendra LakraHockey
 SumitHockey
 Nilakanta SharmaHockey
 Hardik SinghHockey
 Vivek Sagar PrasadHockey
 Gurjant SinghHockey
 Mandeep SinghHockey
 Shamsher SinghHockey
 Lalit Kumar UpadhyayHockey
 Varun KumarHockey
 Simranjeet SinghHockey
 Yogesh KathuniyaPara Athletics
 Nishad KumarPara Athletics
 Praveen KumarPara Athletics
 SuhashYathirajPara Badminton
 SinghrajAdhanaPara Shooting
 Bhavina PatelPara Table Tennis
 Harvinder SinghPara Archery
 Sharad KumarPara Athletics

(iii)       Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2021

  1. Life-Time Category:
S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
 T. P. OusephAthletics
 Sarkar TalwarCricket
 Sarpal SinghHockey
 Ashan KumarKabaddi
 Tapan Kumar PanigrahiSwimming
  1. Regular Category:
S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
 Radhakrishnan Nair PAthletics
 Sandhya GurungBoxing
 Pritam SiwachHockey
 Jai Prakash NautiyalPara Shooting
 Subramanian RamanTable Tennis

 (iv)      Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games 2021

S.No.NameDiscipline
 Lekha K.C.Boxing
 Abhijeet KunteChess
 Davinder Singh GarchaHockey
 Vikas KumarKabaddi
 Sajjan SinghWrestling

(vi) Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar 2021

S. No.CategoryEntity recommended for Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuraskar, 2021
1.Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young TalentManav Rachna Educational Institution
2.Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityIndian Oil Corporation Limited

(vii)      Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021: 

Panjab University – Chandigarh

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