National Sports Awards 2020 Announced

National Sports Awards 2020
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The Ministry of Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2020 on August 22, 2020.

The Government of India bestows National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward sports persons from the country for their excellence in their respective sports.

Here are the lists of athletes who will be conferred with the National Sports Awards 2020.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the highest sporting honour awarded in India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The following sports person are selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020.

Sl No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1. Shri Rohit Sharma Cricket
2.Shri Mariyappan ThangaveluPara Athletics
3.Ms. Manika BatraTable Tennis
4.Ms. Vinesh PhogatWrestling
5.Ms. Rani RampalHockey

Dronacharya Award

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The Dronacharya Award is an award conferred every year to the coaches of the country for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events.

The winners of the Dronacharya Awards 2020 are listed as follows-

Life-Time Category

Sl No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1.Shri Dharmendra TiwaryArchery
2.Shri Purushotham RaiAthletics
3.Shri Shiv SinghBoxing
4.Shri Romesh PathaniaHockey
5.Shri Krishan Kumar HoodaKabaddi
6.Shri Vijay Bhalchandra MunishwarPara Powerlifting
7.Shri Naresh KumarTennis
8.Shri Om Parkash DahiyaWrestling

Regular Category

Sl NoName of the CoachDiscipline
1.Shri Jude Felix SebastianHockey
2.Shri Yogesh MalviyaMallakhamb
3.Shri Jaspal RanaShooting
4.Shri Kuldeep Kumar HandooWushu
5.Shri Gaurav KhannaPara Badminton

Arjuna Award

The Arjuna Awards established in 1961 honours sports persons for outstanding achievement in sports and games.

The symbol of the award is a small bronze statue of Arjuna with his bow.

A total of 27 sportsperson have been selected for the award in 2020. Here is the list –

Sl No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.Shri Atanu DasArchery
2.Ms. Dutee ChandAthletics
3.Shri Satwik Sairaj RankireddyBadminton
4.Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar ShettyBadminton
5.Shri Vishesh BhriguvanshiBasketball
6.Subedar Manish KaushikBoxing
7Ms. Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
8.Shri Ishant SharmaCricket
9.Ms. Deepti SharmaCricket
10.Shri Sawant Ajay AnantEquestrian
11.Shri Sandesh JhinganFootball
12.Ms. Aditi AshokGolf
13.Shri Akashdeep SinghHockey
14.Ms. DeepikaHockey
15.Shri DeepakKabaddi
16.Shri Kale Sarika SudhakarKho Kho
17.Shri Dattu Baban BhokanalRowing
18.Ms. Manu BhakerShooting
19.Shri Saurabh ChaudharyShooting
20.Ms. Madhurika Suhas PatkarTable Tennis
21.Shri Divij SharanTennis
22.Shri Shiva KeshavanWinter Sports
23.Ms. Divya KakranWrestling
24.Shri Rahul AwareWrestling
25.Shri Suyash Narayan JadhavPara Swimming
26.Shri SandeepPara Athletics
27.Shri Manish NarwalPara Shooting

Dhyan Chand Award

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Dhyan Chand Award is presented for lifetime contribution to sports development. The award is named after Dhyan Chand, an Indian hockey player who scored more than 1000 goals during his hockey career.

Here is the list of Dhyan Chand Awardees for 2020-

Sl No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.Shri Kuldip Singh BhullarAthletics
2.Ms. Jincy PhilipsAthletics
3.Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna GandheBadminton
4.Ms. Trupti MurgundeBadminton
5.Ms. N. UshaBoxing
6.Shri Lakha SinghBoxing
7.Shri Sukhvinder Singh SandhuFootball
8.Shri Ajit SinghHockey
9.Shri Manpreet Singh Kabaddi
10.Shri J. Ranjith KumarPara Athletics
11.Shri Satyaprakash TiwariPara Badminton
12.Shri Manjeet SinghRowing
13.Late Shri Sachin NagSwimming
14.Shri Nandan P BalTennis
15.Shri Netarpal HoodaWrestling

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

Sl No.Name of the SportspersonCategory
1.Ms. Anita DeviLand Adventure
2.Col. Sarfraz SinghLand Adventure
3.Shri Taka TamutLand Adventure
4.Shri Narender SinghLand Adventure
5.Shri Keval Hiren KakkaLand Adventure
6.Shri Satendra SinghWater Adventure
7.Shri Gajanand YadavaAir Adventure
8.Late Shri Magan BissaLife Time Achievement

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

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Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar is awarded to the corporate entities both private and public sector and individuals who have played important and visible role in the development and promotion of sports.

The list for 2020 –

Sl No. Category Recommended Entity
1.Identification and Nurturing of
Budding and Young Talent
Lakshya Institute
Army Sports Institute
2.Encouragement to sports through
Corporate Social Responsibility
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
3.Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measuresAir Force Sports Control Board
4.Sports for DevelopmentInternational Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

All the awards will be presented by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function through virtual mode on 29th of August 2020.

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