The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind will give away the National Sports Awards 2021 tomorrow on 13th November, 2021 at a specially organized function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards on 2nd November 2021. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. President Ram Nath Kovind to Give Away the National Sports Awards 2021 Today.
‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’ is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of previous four years.
‘Arjuna Award for outstanding performance in Sports and Games’ is given for good performance over a period of previous four years and showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
‘Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games’ is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and enabling sportspersons to excel in International events.
‘Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games’ is given to honour sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute to promotion of sports event after their retirement.
‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ is given to corporate entities (both in private and public sector), sports control boards, NGOs including sports bodies at theState and National level who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.
Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.
A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court), consisting members from eminent sportspersons and persons having experience in sports journalism & sports administrator etc.
Details of Awardees:
- Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021
(ii) Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021
(iii) Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2021
- Life-Time Category:
- Regular Category:
(iv) Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games 2021
(vi) Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021
(vii) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021:
Panjab University – Chandigarh
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