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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
14-August-2015 18:45 IST
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015 and Arjuna Awards 2015

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports

 

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years immediately preceding the year during which award is to be given.  Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years preceding the year of award.   

           

A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Mr. Justice V.K. Bali, former Chief Justice of Kerla High Court and consisting of eminent sportspersons and sports administrators. 

                                                     

Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny, the Government has approved to confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards for 2015 upon the following sportspersons:

 

i)         Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2015

 

S. No.

Name of the sportsperson

Discipline

1

Ms. Sania Mirza

Tennis

 

 

(ii)        Arjuna Awards 2015

 

S. No.

Name of the sportsperson

Discipline

1

Naib Subedar Sandeep Kumar

Archery

2

Ms. M.R. Poovamma

Athletics

3

Mr. Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar

Badminton

4

Mr. Mandeep Jangra

Boxing

5

Mr. Rohit Sharma

Cricket

6

Ms. Dipa Karmakar

Gymnastic

7

Mr. Sreejesh P.R.

Hockey

8

Mr. Manjeet Chhillar

Kabaddi

9

Ms. Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre

Kabaddi

10

Mr. Sawarn Singh

Rowing

11

Mr. Anup Kumar Yama

Roller Skating

12

Mr. Jitu Rai

Shooting

13

Shri S. Sathish Kumar

Weightlifting

14

Mr. Bajrang

Wrestling

15

Ms. Babita Kumari

Wrestling

16

Ms. Yumnam Sanathoi Devi

Wushu

17

Mr. Sharath M. Gayakwad 

Para-Swimming

 

 

The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2015. 

           

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive medal, certificate and award money of Rs. 7.5 lakh and Arjuna Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and award money of Rs.5 lakh each. 

           

 

 

 

 

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