National Sports Awards
Various civilian awards for contributions to Sports (Individual/Team)
Mary Kom receives the 2009 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for Boxing
Awarded forVarious sports honour of India
Sponsored byGovernment of India
LocationPresidential Palace
CountryRepublic of India
Presented byPresident of India
First awarded1956–57
Last awarded2020
Highlights
Total awarded1259
Awards

The National Sports Awards is the collective name given to the six sports awards of Republic of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. They are presented by the President of India in the same ceremony at the Presidential Palace, usually on 29 August.[1] Since 2004, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is also given alongside the other sports awards.[2] As of 2020, a total of 1,259 individuals and organizations have been awarded the various National Sports Awards.

List of awards

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy was instituted in the year 1956–1957. It is given to the university for "top performance in the inter-university tournaments" over the period of last one year.[3]

Arjuna Award

Arjuna Award was instituted in the year 1961. It is given to sportspersons for "consistent outstanding performance" over the period of last four years. The award comprises "a bronze statuette of Arjuna, certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of 15 lakh (US$20,000)."[a][12]

Dronacharya Award

Dronacharya Award instituted in the year 1985, it is given to coaches for "producing medal winners at prestigious international events". The award comprises "a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of 15 lakh (US$20,000)".[b][13]

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna was instituted in the year 1991–1992. It is given to sportspersons for "most outstanding performance by a sportsperson" over the period of last four years. The award comprises "a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of 25 lakh (US$33,000)".[c][18]

Dhyan Chand Award

Dhyan Chand Award was instituted in the year 2002. It is given to individuals for "lifetime contribution to sports development". The award comprises "a Dhyan Chand statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of 10 lakh (US$13,000)".[d][20]

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar was instituted in the year 2009. It is given to organizations (both private and public) and individuals for "playing a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development" over the period of last three years.[21]

Recipients

As of 2020, a total of 1,259 sportspersons, coaches, universities and organizations have been awarded the various National Sports Awards. Forty-three sportspersons have been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.[22][1] The Arjuna Award has been awarded to 881 individuals and one group award to 20 mountaineers.[23][1] Seventy-five sportspersons have been awarded the Dhyan Chand Award.[24][1] One hundred and twenty-nine coaches have been awarded the Dronacharya Award, out of which 35 been awarded in the lifetime category.[25][1] A total of six universities have been awarded the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy 64 times.[26][1] Thirty-nine organizations and individuals have been awarded the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar for sports promotion 47 times.[27][1]

Lists of recipients

By year

By sport

Olympic sports

Main article: List of National Sports Award recipients in Olympic sports

Non-Olympic sports

Main article: List of National Sports Award recipients in non-Olympic sports

Parasports

Main article: List of National Sports Award recipients in parasports

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ The cash prize was introduced in the year 1977–1978 as a scholarship of 200 (US$2.60) a month for 2 years.[4] It was revised to one time cash prize of 5,000 (US$66) in 1986,[5] to 20,000 (US$260) in 1987,[6] to 50,000 (US$660) in 1993,[7] to 1.5 lakh (US$2,000) in 1998,[8] to 3 lakh (US$3,900) in 2001,[9] to 5 lakh (US$6,600) in 2009,[10] and to 15 lakh (US$20,000) in 2020.[11]
  2. ^ The cash prize was revised from 5 lakh (US$6,600) to 25 lakh (US$33,000) in 2020.[11]
  3. ^ The cash prize was revised from 1 lakh (US$1,300) to 3 lakh (US$3,900) in 2000,[14][15] to 5 lakh (US$6,600) in 2002,[16] to 7.5 lakh (US$9,800) in 2009,[17] and to 25 lakh (US$33,000) in 2020.[11]
  4. ^ The cash prize was revised from 3 lakh (US$3,900) to 5 lakh (US$6,600) in 2009,[19][17] and to 10 lakh (US$13,000) in 2020.[11]

References

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  2. ^ "Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award for the year 2003 announced" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 15 September 2004. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Inviting applications from Universities for award of MAKA Trophy for the year 2020" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Two years Scholarship for winners" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 27 October 1978. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Arjuna Award for 1986 to 13 Sports persons" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 12 January 1988. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Value of cash prize enhanced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 30 May 1989. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Arjuna awards, Dronachrya awards for 1998 Presented" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 22 July 1993. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Value of cash prize enhanced" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 1 September 1998. Archived from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Arjuna Awards scheme Revised" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 3 April 2002. Archived from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Several initiatives undertaken for transformation of sports" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 22 December 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
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  12. ^ "Revised Scheme of Arjuna Award" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). 7 September 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Scheme for Dronacharya Award For Outstanding Coaches In Sports And Games (Amended as on 3 February 2016)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 3 February 2016. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Arjun Award 1998 announced Ms. Jyotirmoyee Sikdar gets Major Dhyan Chand Ratna Award 1998–99" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  15. ^ "Arjuna Awards to be presented tomorrow" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 30 August 2000. Archived from the original on 12 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  16. ^ "President presents Major Dhyan Chandi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 29 August 2002. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  17. ^ a b "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards and other Sports Awards Announced" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 29 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Scheme for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 23 February 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 September 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna & Arjuna Awards announced" (Press release). Press Information Bureau, India. 19 August 2008. Archived from the original on 26 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Scheme for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games (Amended as on 3 February 2016)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 3 February 2016. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Scheme for the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar (Amended as on 12.2.2015)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  22. ^ "List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees (1991–2018)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 July 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  23. ^ "List of Arjuna Awardees (1961–2018)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 July 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  24. ^ "List of Dhyanchand Awardees (2002–2018)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  25. ^ "List of Dronacharya Awardees (1985–2018)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  26. ^ "List of winners of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy (1956–2018)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  27. ^ "List of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar (2009–2018)" (PDF). Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (India). Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.

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