Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards

 The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 22 August 2013 announced the National Sports Awards-2013 for the following personalities.

Apart from a medal and a citation, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (RGKR) is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports.

 Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, citations and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each.  Recipients of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar will be given Trophies. 

The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 31, 2013. 

A.    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:

Sl. No. Name Discipline
1. Mr. Ronjon Sodhi Shooting

B.    Arjuna Awards:

Sl. No. Name Discipline
1. Ms. Chekrovolu Swuro Archery
2. Mr. Ranjith Maheshwari Athletics
3. Ms. P.V. Sindhu Badminton
4. Ms. Kavita Chahal Boxing
5. Mr. Rupesh Shah Billiards & Snooker
6. Mr. Virat Kohli Cricket
7. Mr. Abhijeet Gupta         Chess
8. Mr. Gagan Jeet Bhullar       Golf
9. Ms. Saba Anjum             Hockey
10. Ms. Rajkumari Rathore    Shooting
11. Ms. Joshna Chinnappa    Squash
12. Ms. Mouma Das         Table Tennis
13. Ms. Neha Rathi             Wrestling
14. Mr. Dharmender Dalal      Wrestling
15. Mr. Amit Kumar Saroha    Athletics (Para)

C.    Dronacharya Awards for 2013:

Sl.No. Name Discipline
1. Ms. Poornima Mahato    Archery
2. Mr. Mahavir Singh           Boxing
3. Mr. Narinder Singh Saini    Hockey
4. Mr. K.P. Thomas Athletics*
5. Mr. Raj Singh Wrestling*

* Lifetime contribution in coaching

D.    Dhyan Chand Awards :
Sl.No. Name Discipline
1. Ms. Mary D’souza Sequeira Athletics
2. Mr. Syed  Ali Hockey
3. Mr. Anil Mann Wrestling
4. Mr. Girraj Singh Para Sports (Athletics)

E.     Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

Sl. No. Category Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2013
1. Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent Dr. U.K. Mishra, Founder and President, National Sports Academy, Allahabad
2. Financial Support for Sports Excellence Services Sports Control Board
3. Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence Pullela Gopichand Academy of Badminton, Hyderabad
4. Employment of Sportspersons and sports welfare measures. Petroleum Sports Promotion Board

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