National Sports Awards

Arjuna Awardee Ishant Sharma vows to play for India as long body permits

The 31-year-old, who has played 97 Tests, 80 ODIs and 14 T20Is for India, is one of the 27 sportspersons who have been honoured with the Arjuna Award this year.

published on : 29th August 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind honours 74 sportspersons with National Sports and Adventure Awards

Kovind presented Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar.

published on : 29th August 2020

Athletics coach Purshottam Rai dies at 79, a day before receiving Dronacharya award

Rai was to receive the Dronacharya Award from President Ram Nath Kovind in the lifetime category.

published on : 29th August 2020

National Sports Awards: Nine including Rohit, Ishant to miss virtual ceremony

Among the nine, cricketers Rohit Sharma (Khel Ratna) and Ishant Sharma (Arjuna) will not attend the ceremony as they are in the UAE.

published on : 28th August 2020

3 National Sports Award winners test positive for COVID-19, not to attend virtual ceremony: SAI

Nine award winners will not attend due to several reasons like being quarantined, tested positive, ill health or not in the country etc, said SAI.

published on : 27th August 2020

Reward merit in sports, not vested interests

There are award winners from disciplines that are not played in the Olympic, Asian or Commonwealth Games.

published on : 24th August 2020

5 Khel Ratna, 29 Arjuna: Nomination numbers defy tradition

In 2009 and 2016, three and four were chosen for Khel Ratna, respectively. Normally, it is given to one or two.

published on : 19th August 2020

National Sports Awards: Selection committee to meet on August 17, 18 to choose winners 

Two additional members who have been Dronacharya Awardees may be invited by the Chairperson while considering the nomination for Dronacharya Award.

published on : 15th August 2020

Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel for National Sports Awards

The national sports awards are given away every year on August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey icon Dhyan Chand.

published on : 31st July 2020

Sports Awards likely to be delayed, waiting for Rashtrapati Bhavan instructions: Ministry official

The pandemic had last month forced the sports ministry to extend the deadline for submission of online applications for the awards.

published on : 30th July 2020

National Sports Awards: Ministry extends deadline till June 22; allows self-nomination

As per prescribed norms, the nominations for national awards can only be made along with recommendation of the national federation, sports board, and former awardees.

published on : 3rd June 2020

Online applications for national sports awards

The pandemic and subsequent lockdown delayed the process, which usually begins in April.

published on : 6th May 2020

COVID-19 pandemic delays National Sports Awards, ministry to invite applications in May 

The National Sports Awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyanchand which were conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

published on : 26th April 2020