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Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
30-August-2013 16:32 IST
National Sports Awards to be Presented on 31st August, 2013

 

          President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee will confer the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar on 31st August, 2013 at a specially organised function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The award ceremony will be held at 6 P.M.

List of awardees is as follows:

A. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:

Sl. No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Mr. Ronjon Sodhi

Shooting

 

B.      Arjuna Awards:

Sl. No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Ms. Chekrovolu Swuro

Archery

2.

Mr. Ranjith Maheshwari

Athletics

3.

Ms. P.V. Sindhu

Badminton

4.

Ms. Kavita Chahal

Boxing

5.

Mr. Rupesh Shah

Billiards & Snooker

6.

Mr. Virat Kohli

Cricket

7.

Mr. Abhijeet Gupta

Chess

8.

Mr. Gagan Jeet Bhullar

Golf

9.

Ms. Saba Anjum

Hockey

10.

Ms. Rajkumari Rathore

Shooting

11.

Ms. Joshna Chinnappa

Squash

12.

Ms. Mouma Das

Table Tennis

13.

Ms. Neha Rathi

Wrestling

14.

Mr. Dharmender Dalal

Wrestling

15.

Mr. Amit Kumar Saroha

Athletics (Para)

 

C.      Dronacharya Awards for 2013:

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Ms. Poornima Mahato

Archery

2.

Mr. Mahavir Singh

Boxing

3.

Mr. Narinder Singh Saini

Hockey

4.

Mr. K.P. Thomas

Athletics*

5.

Mr. Raj Singh

Wrestling*

* Lifetime contribution in coaching

 

D.      Dhyan Chand Awards:

Sl.No.

Name

Discipline

1.

Ms. Mary D’souza Sequeira

Athletics

2.

Mr. Syed  Ali

Hockey

3.

Mr. Anil Mann

Wrestling

4.

Mr. Girraj Singh

Para Sports (Athletics)

 

E.      Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

Sl. No.

Category

Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2013

1.

Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent

Dr. U.K. Mishra, Founder and President, National Sports Academy, Allahabad

2.

Financial Support for Sports Excellence

Services Sports Control Board

3.

Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence

Pullela Gopichand Academy of Badminton, Hyderabad

4.

Employment of Sportspersons and sports welfare measures.

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board

 

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

Apart from a medal and a citation, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh.  Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, citations and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each.  Recipients of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar will be given Trophies.

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