National Sports Awards 2021 announced : President of India will give away the awards on 13th November 2021

National Sports Awards 2021 announced : President of India will give away the awards on 13th November 2021

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

National Sports Awards 2021 announced

President of India will give away the awards on 13th November 2021

Posted On: 02 NOV 2021 9:18PM by PIB Delhi

Key Highlights

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021 will be given to 12 Sports persons

35 Sports persons will receive Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021 today. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13th November, 2021(Saturday) at 1630 hrs. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

‘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.

National Sports Awards

‘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.

Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny, the Government has decided to confer awards upon the following sportspersons, coaches and entities:

Major Dhyan Chand KhelRatna Award 2021

S. No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

1.

Neeraj Chopra

Athletics

2.

Ravi Kumar

Wrestling

3.

LovlinaBorgohain

Boxing

4.

Sreejesh P.R

Hockey

5.

AvaniLekhara

Para Shooting

6.

SumitAntil

Para Athletics

7.

PramodBhagat

Para Badminton

8.

Krishna Nagar

Para Badminton

9.

Manish Narwal

Para Shooting

10.

Mithali Raj

Cricket

11.

Sunil Chhetri

Football

12.

Manpreet Singh

Hockey

(ii)  Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021

S. No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

Arpinder Singh

Athletics

SimranjitKaur

Boxing

ShikharDhawan

Cricket

Bhavani Devi Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman

Fencing

Monika

Hockey

VandanaKatariya

Hockey

SandeepNarwal

Kabaddi

HimaniUttamParab

Mallakhamb

AbhishekVerma

Shooting

AnkitaRaina

Tennis

Deepak Punia

Wrestling

Dilpreet Singh

Hockey

Harman Preet Singh

Hockey

Rupinder Pal Singh

Hockey

Surender Kumar

Hockey

AmitRohidas

Hockey

BirendraLakra

Hockey

Sumit

Hockey

Nilakanta Sharma

Hockey

Hardik Singh

Hockey

VivekSagar Prasad

Hockey

Gurjant Singh

Hockey

Mandeep Singh

Hockey

Shamsher Singh

Hockey

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

Hockey

Varun Kumar

Hockey

Simranjeet Singh

Hockey

YogeshKathuniya

Para Athletics

Nishad Kumar

Para Athletics

Praveen Kumar

Para Athletics

SuhashYathiraj

Para Badminton

SinghrajAdhana

Para Shooting

Bhavina Patel

Para Table Tennis

Harvinder Singh

Para Archery

Sharad Kumar

Para Athletics

(iii) Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2021

Life-Time Category:

S. No.

Name of the Coach

Discipline

T. P. Ouseph

Athletics

SarkarTalwar

Cricket

Sarpal Singh

Hockey

Ashan Kumar

Kabaddi

Tapan Kumar Panigrahi

Swimming

Regular Category:

S. No.

Name of the Coach

Discipline

Radhakrishnan Nair P

Athletics

SandhyaGurung

Boxing

PritamSiwach

Hockey

Jai PrakashNautiyal

Para Shooting

Subramanian Raman

Table Tennis


 (iv) Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games 2021

S.No.

Name

Discipline

Lekha K.C.

Boxing

AbhijeetKunte

Chess

Davinder Singh Garcha

Hockey

Vikas Kumar

Kabaddi

Sajjan Singh

Wrestling


(vi) Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021

S. No.

Category

Entity recommended for RashtriyaKhelProtsahanPuraskar, 2021

1.

Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent

ManavRachna Educational Institution

2.

Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility

Indian Oil Corporation Limited


(vii)  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021: 

Panjab University - Chandigarh

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