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National Sports Awards for 2018 is announced by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. Awardees will receive their awards from President at special event at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. Awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

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  • Cricket captain Virat Kohli & world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will jointly be conferred w/Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour.
  • Ministry received large number of nominations for these awards. Nominations were consisting of former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts & sports administrators.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for most outstanding performance in field of sports by sportsperson over 4 years.

  • It includes cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh.

  • Selection Committee head: Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar

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Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

Ms. S. Mirabai Chanu

Weightlifting

Shri Virat Kohli

Cricket

Dronacharya Awards 2018

  • Dronacharya Award is given for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events.

  • It includes cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh.

  • Selection Committee head: Justice Mukul Mudgal

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Table contain shows the Name of the Coach

Name of the Coach

Discipline

Subedar Chenanda Achaiah Kuttappa

Boxing

Shri Vijay Sharma

Weightlifting

Shri A. Srinivasa Rao

Table Tennis

Shri Sukhdev Singh Pannu

Athletics

Shri Clarence Lobo

Hockey (Life Time)

Shri Tarak Sinha

Cricket (Life Time)

Shri Jiwan Kumar Sharma

Judo (Life Time)

Shri V. R. Beedu

Athletics (Life Time)

Arjuna Awards 2018

  • Arjuna Award is given for sports persons w/consistent outstanding performance for 4 years.

  • Selection Committee head: Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar

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Table contain shows the Name of the Sportsperson and Discipline

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

Shri Neeraj Chopra

Athletics

Naib Subedar Jinson Johnson

Athletics

Ms. Hima Das

Athletics

Ms. Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy

Badminton

Subedar Satish Kumar

Boxing

Ms. Smriti Mandhana

Cricket

Shri Shubhankar Sharma

Golf

Shri Manpreet Singh

Hockey

Ms. Savita

Hockey

Col. Ravi Rathore

Polo

Ms. Rahi Sarnobat

Shooting

Shri Ankur Mittal

Shooting

Ms. Shreyasi Singh

Shooting

Ms. Manika Batra

Table Tennis

Shri G. Sathiyan

Table Tennis

Shri Rohan Bopanna

Tennis

Shri Sumit

Wrestling

Ms. Pooja Kadian

Wushu

Shri Ankur Dhama

Para-Athletics

Shri Manoj Sarkar

Para-Badminton

Dhyan Chand Award 2018

  • Dhyan Chand Award is given for life time contribution to sports development.

  • Award is named after Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player.

  • It includes cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh.

  • Selection Committee head: Justice Mukul Mudgal

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Table contain shows the Name of the Sportsperson

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

Shri Satyadev Prasad

Archery

Shri Bharat Kumar Chetri

Hockey

Ms. Bobby Aloysius

Athletics

Shri Chougale Dadu Dattatray

Wrestling

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2018

  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to corporate entities (both in pvt. & public sector) & individuals who have contributed to sports promotion & development.

  • Selection committee head: Rahul Bhatnagar

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Table contain shows the Category

Category

Name of the entity

Identification and Nurturing of Budding & Young Talent

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

Encouragement to Sports thru Corporate Social Responsibility

JSW Sports

Sports for Development

Isha Outreach

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017 - 18:

  • Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

  • It includes cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh.

  • Selection Committee head: Ashok Kumar

  • Recipient of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017 - 18: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

- Published/Last Modified on: October 30, 2018

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