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Government Of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(29-August, 2017 17:52 IST )

National Sports & Adventure Awards 2017


President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind here today conferred National Sports & Adventure Awards 2017 in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel among the dignitaries who were present on the occasion.

 

President Shri Kovind also interacted with 14 Young Sports achievers who attended the award ceremony. Four of them were Gold medalists in Asian School Championships for Athletics 2015, 1 Gold medalist in Asian School Championship for Swimming 2016 and 9   were Gold medalists in Gymnasiade conducted by International School Sport Federation in 2016.

 

 

(i)         Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017

 

Following sportspersons were conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017.

 

S. N.

Name of Awardee

Discipline

1.

Shri Sardar Singh

Hockey

2.

Shri Devendra

Para-Athletics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Dronacharya Awards 2017

 

Following coaches were conferred with Dronacharya Awards for the year 2017. 

 

S. N.

Name of Awardees

Discipline

Dr. R. Gandhi (Posthumously)

Athletics

Shri G.S.S.V. Prasad

Badminton- Lifetime

Shri Braja Bhusan Mohanty

Boxing-Lifetime

Shri P.A. Raphael

Hockey-Lifetime

Shri Sanjoy Chakraverthy

Shooting-Lifetime

Shri Roshan Lal

Wrestling-Lifetime

                  

 

The Award for Late Dr. R. Gandhi was received by his wife Dr. Sailaxmi Gandhi.

 

 

 

(iii)        Arjuna Awards 2017

 

Following sportspersons were conferred with Arjuna Awards for the year 2017: 

 

S. N.

Name of Awardees

Discipline

1.

Ms. Vennam Jyothi Surekha

Archery

2.

Ms. Khushbir Kaur

Athletics

3.

Shri Arokia Rajiv

Athletics

4.

Ms. Prashanti Singh

Basketball

5.

Sub. L. Debendro Singh

Boxing

6.

Shri Cheteshwar Pujara

Cricket

7.

Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur

Cricket

8.

Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi

Football

9.

Shri Shivsankar Prasad Chawrasia

Golf

10.

Shri S.V. Sunil

Hockey

11.

Shri Jasvir Singh

Kabaddi

12.

Shri P.N. Prakash

Shooting

13.

Shri A. Amalraj

Table Tennis

14.

Shri Saketh Sai Myneni

Tennis

15.

Shri Satyawart Kadian

Wrestling

16.

Shri Mariyappan T.

Para-Athletics

17.

Shri Varun Singh Bhati

Para-Athletics

 

 

Shri Cheteshwar Pujara selected for Arjuna Award in the discipline of Cricket is presently playing abroad and as such could not attend the Award Ceremony. He will be given award at some later date by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports.

 

 

(iv)       Dhyan Chand Award 2017

 

Following persons were conferred with Dhyan Chand Awards for the year 2017:

 

S. N.

Name of Awardees

Discipline

1.

Shri Bhupender Singh

Athletics

2.

Shri Syed Shahid Hakim

Football

3.

Ms. Sumrai Tete

Hockey

 

 

 

(v) Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017

 

Following persons were conferred with Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards for the year 2017.

 

    S. N.

Name of Awardees

Discipline

1.

Smt. Premlata Agrawal

Land Adventure

 

2.

Shri More Rohan Dattatrey

Water Adventure

 

3.

Shri Ashok Abbey

Life Time Achievement

 

4.

Shri Ved Prakash Sharma

Life Time Achievement

 

 

 

 

(vi) Maulana Abul  Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2016-17

 

Punjabi University, Patiala was conferred with Maulana  Abul  Kalam  Azad Trophy for the year 2016-17. 

 

S. N.

Name of Awardee

 

1.

Punjabi University, Patiala

Winner

 

 

 

(vii) Rashtriya  Khel   Protsahana  Purushkar, 2017

 

Following entities were conferred with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskarar for the year 2017.

                    

S. N.

Name of Awardees

Category

 

1.

Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS)

 

2.

Encourage to sports through corporate social responsibility

Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO)

 

3.

Sports for Development

The Golf Foundation

 

4.

Sports for Development

Reliance Foundation

 

 

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