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National Sports Awards


Kiren Rijiju defends jumbo list after President Kovind bestows 74 awards

August 30, 2020 8:51 am

Altogether 74 sportspersons and coaches were selected for the honours – including an unprecedented five names for the Khel Ratna and 27 for the Arjuna Award – more than double the usual number.

Sports Minister announces massive hike in prize money of National Sports Awards

August 29, 2020 1:46 pm

The prize money for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has been increased to a whopping Rs 25 lakh from the previous amount of Rs 7.5 lakh, while Arjuna Award has been enhanced to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 5 lakh.

President Kovind honours record 74 Indians with National Sports Awards

August 29, 2020 3:45 pm

The Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees, with the exception of a few, logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Former India athletic coach Purushotham Rai passes away hours before receiving Dronacharya Award

August 29, 2020 3:45 pm

Purushotham Rai was even present for the rehearsals of the felicitation ceremony at Vikasa Soudha, Bengaluru on Thursday.

Tenzing Norgay Award withheld due to doubts over claims

August 29, 2020 3:54 pm

Narender Singh Yadav was declared the winner of the prestigious award, named after the first man to reach the top of Mount Everest, by the sports ministry last week. But soon after, questions about the claims and achievements of Yadav, 26, surfaced.

Sports non-profit Lakshya gets Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

August 28, 2020 11:06 pm

Started by a group of sports enthusiasts 10 years ago, Lakshya provided much-needed support to Indian athletes so that they could represent India at big international events, and win medals.

Dry run for first-ever remote National Sports Awards ceremony triggers anxiety

August 28, 2020 2:58 pm

Wearing PPE Kits, undergoing Covid-19 tests and travelling for 7-8 hours without food or family were the experiences of some of the 65 national sports awardees as they attended the dress rehearsal of the ceremony.

Never aspired for an award, but now have sense of gratitude: Pradeep Gandhe on Dhyan Chand award

August 23, 2020 1:17 pm

Gandhe served as a former India coach and also was a double-bronze medallist at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.

The remote awards: National sports awardees to attend function from various SAI centres

August 21, 2020 7:40 pm

When the names will be announced during the National Sports Awards function on August 29, the awardees will not be making the customary walk on the red carpet inside Rashtrapati Bhawan’s Durbar Hall.

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

July 31, 2020 5:38 pm

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh were on Friday included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year's National Sports Awards winners.


National Sports Day: Big smiles as athletes get rewarded with Khel Ratna, Arjuna

August 30, 2020 9:28 am

In what was the first virtual National Sports Awards ceremony forced due to the coronavirus pandemic, a record 74 sporting heroes of India were bestowed with the honours on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, annually celebrated as India’s sports day.