Union Government Announced National Sports Awards 2016 [ Current Affairs - Sports ]

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Every year Union Government confers National Sports Awards to honor excellence in the field of sports in India by the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.

  • Selection Committees consisting of former Olympians, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sports Journalists/Experts/Commentators and sports administrators has nominated large number of award recoveries for this year.

2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

  • India’s highest sporting award which is honored to the remarkable and most outstanding performance in last four years.
  • Selection Committee headed by: Justice S.K. Agarwal a Delhi High Court Retired Judge

Recipients are:

2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Award Recipient

Discipline

PV Sindhu

Badminton

Sakshi Malik

Wrestling

Dipa Karmakar

Gymnastics

Jitu Rai

Shooting

2016 Dronacharya Award

  • 2016 Dronacharya Award is honored to coaches for providing best training to sports person and made them able to win a medal at prestigious international sports events.
  • Selection Committee headed by: Ms. M.C. Mary Kom.

2016 Dronacharya Award

2016 Dronacharya Award

Award Recipient

Discipline

Shri Nagapuri Ramesh

Athletics

Shri Sagar Mal Dhayal

Boxing

Shri Raj Kumar Sharma

Cricket

Shri Bishweshwar Nandi

Gymnastics

Shri S. Pradeep Kumar

Swimming (Lifetime)

Shri Mahabir Singh

Wrestling (Lifetime)

2016 Arjuna Award

  • India’s second highest sporting award honored for reliably outstanding performance in four years.
  • Selection Committee headed by: Justice S.K. Agarwal a Delhi High Court Retired Judge

List of 2016 Arjuna Award

List of 2016 Arjuna Award

Award Recipient

Discipline

Shri Rajat Chauhan

Archery

Ms. Lalita Babar

Athletics

Shri Sourav Kothari

Billiards & Snooker

Shri Shiva Thapa

Boxing

Shri Ajinkya Rahane

Cricket

Shri Subrata Paul

Football

Ms. Rani

Hockey

Shri Raghunath V.R.

Hockey

Shri Gurpreet Singh

Shooting

Ms. Apurvi Chandela

Shooting

Shri Soumyajit Ghosh

Table Tennis

Ms. Vinesh

Wrestling

Shri Amit Kumar

Wrestling

Shri Sandeep Singh Mann

Para-Athletics

Shri Virender Singh

Wrestling (Deaf)

Dhyan Chand Award 2015

  • It is honored for life time contribution to sports development.
  • Selection Committee headed by: Ms. M.C. Mary Kom.

Dhyan Chand Award 2015

Dhyan Chand Award 2015

Award Recipient

Discipline

Ms. Satti Geetha

Athletics

Shri Sylvanus Dung Dung

Hockey

Shri Rajendra Pralhad Shelke

Rowing

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2015-16

  • It is honored to the generally top performing university in inter-university tournaments.  
  • This year Punjabi University, Patiala honored with MAKA Trophy 2015-16.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2016

  • It is honored to corporate entities either it is in private or public sector for great contribution in promotion and development in area of sports.
  • Selection Committee headed by: Shri Rajiv Yadav, Secretary (Sports)

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2016

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2016

Category

Recommended Entity

Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent

Hockey Citizen Group

Dadar Parsee Zorostrian cricket club

Usha School of Athletics

STAIRS

Encouragement to sports through corporate social responsibility

India Infrastructure Finance Corporate Limited

Employment to sportspersons and other welfare measures

Reserve Bank of India

Sports for Development

 

Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society

- Published on: August 29, 2016