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National Sports Awards 2021 announced

President of India will give away the awards on 13th November 2021

Posted On: 02 NOV 2021 9:18PM by PIB Delhi

Key Highlights

  • Major Dhyan Chand KhelRatna Award 2021 will be given to 12 Sports persons
  • 35 Sports persons will receive Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021 today. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13th November, 2021(Saturday) at 1630 hrs.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 Protsahan Puruskar’ is given to corporate entities (both in private and public sector), sports control boards, NGOs including sports bodies at theState 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.

Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny, the Government has decided to confer awards upon the following sportspersons, coaches and entities:

  1. Major Dhyan Chand KhelRatna Award 2021

 

S. No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

1.

Neeraj Chopra

Athletics

2.

Ravi Kumar

Wrestling

3.

LovlinaBorgohain

Boxing

4.

Sreejesh P.R

Hockey

5.

AvaniLekhara

Para Shooting

6.

SumitAntil

Para Athletics

7.

PramodBhagat

Para Badminton

8.

Krishna Nagar

Para Badminton

9.

Manish Narwal

Para Shooting

10.

Mithali Raj

Cricket

11.

Sunil Chhetri

Football

12.

Manpreet Singh

Hockey

 

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

S. No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

  1.  

Arpinder Singh

Athletics

  1.  

SimranjitKaur

Boxing

  1.  

ShikharDhawan

Cricket

  1.  

Bhavani Devi Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman

Fencing

  1.  

Monika

Hockey

  1.  

VandanaKatariya

Hockey

  1.  

SandeepNarwal

Kabaddi

  1.  

HimaniUttamParab

Mallakhamb

  1.  

AbhishekVerma

Shooting

  1.  

AnkitaRaina

Tennis

  1.  

Deepak Punia

Wrestling

  1.  

Dilpreet Singh

Hockey

  1.  

Harman Preet Singh

Hockey

  1.  

Rupinder Pal Singh

Hockey

  1.  

Surender Kumar

Hockey

  1.  

AmitRohidas

Hockey

  1.  

BirendraLakra

Hockey

  1.  

Sumit

Hockey

  1.  

Nilakanta Sharma

Hockey

  1.  

Hardik Singh

Hockey

  1.  

VivekSagar Prasad

Hockey

  1.  

Gurjant Singh

Hockey

  1.  

Mandeep Singh

Hockey

  1.  

Shamsher Singh

Hockey

  1.  

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

Hockey

  1.  

Varun Kumar

Hockey

  1.  

Simranjeet Singh

Hockey

  1.  

YogeshKathuniya

Para Athletics

  1.  

Nishad Kumar

Para Athletics

  1.  

Praveen Kumar

Para Athletics

  1.  

SuhashYathiraj

Para Badminton

  1.  

SinghrajAdhana

Para Shooting

  1.  

Bhavina Patel

Para Table Tennis

  1.  

Harvinder Singh

Para Archery

  1.  

Sharad Kumar

Para Athletics

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

  1. Life-Time Category:

S. No.

Name of the Coach

Discipline

  1.  

T. P. Ouseph

Athletics

  1.  

SarkarTalwar

Cricket

  1.  

Sarpal Singh

Hockey

  1.  

Ashan Kumar

Kabaddi

  1.  

Tapan Kumar Panigrahi

Swimming

 

  1. Regular Category:

S. No.

Name of the Coach

Discipline

  1.  

Radhakrishnan Nair P

Athletics

  1.  

SandhyaGurung

Boxing

  1.  

PritamSiwach

Hockey

  1.  

Jai PrakashNautiyal

Para Shooting

  1.  

Subramanian Raman

Table Tennis

 

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

S.No.

Name

Discipline

  1.  

Lekha K.C.

Boxing

  1.  

AbhijeetKunte

Chess

  1.  

Davinder Singh Garcha

Hockey

  1.  

Vikas Kumar

Kabaddi

  1.  

Sajjan Singh

Wrestling

 

(vi) Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021

S. No.

Category

Entity recommended for RashtriyaKhelProtsahanPuraskar, 2021

1.

Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent

ManavRachna Educational Institution

2.

Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

 

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

Panjab University - Chandigarh

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