National Sports Awards 2017: Check out the list of names to receive the honour

first_imgOn August 22, Government of India announced the National Sports Award list including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award and Dhyan Chand Award. The awards will recognise and reward excellence in sports. A total of 29 players have been selected to receive the honours from President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organised function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2017.A large number of nominations were received for National Sports Awards-2017 this year, which were considered by the selection committees consisting of former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists/ Experts/ Commentators and sports administrators. The selection committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Justice C K Thakkar. The selection committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards was headed by Pullela Gopichand.More about the National Sports Awards:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four yearArjuna Award is for consistency outstanding performance for four yearsDronacharya Award is for coaches for producing medal winners at International sports eventsDhyan Chand Award is for lifetime contribution to sports developmentApart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakhArjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will received statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh eachHere’s the list of awardees this year:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2017:Devendra – Para AthleteSardar Singh – HockeyDronacharya Awards 2017:Late Dr R Gandhi – AthleticsadvertisementHeera Nand Kataria – KabaddiGSSV Prasad – Badminton (Lifetime)Brij Bhushan Mohanty – Boxing (Lifetime)PA Raphel – Hockey (Lifetime)Sanjoy Chakraverthy – Shooting (Lifetime)Roshan Lal – Wrestling (Lifetime)Arjuna Awards 2017:VJ Surekha – ArcheryKhushbir Kaur – AthleticsArokia Rajiv – AthleticsPrasanthi Singh – BasketballLaishram Debendro Singh – BoxingCheteshwar Pujara – CricketHarmanpreet Kaur – CricketOinamBembem Devi – FootballSSP Chawrasia – GolfSV Sunil – HockeyJasvir Singh – KabaddiPN Prakash – ShootingA Amalraj – Table TennisSaketh Myneni – TennisSatyawart Kadian – WrestlingMariyappan – Para-AthleteVarun Singh Bhati – Para-AthleteDhyan Chand Award 2017:Bhupender Singh – AthleticsSyed Shahid Hakim – FootballSumarai Tete – Hockey Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more