Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

National Sports Awards


Manpreet added to Khel Ratna winners; sports ministry okays 35 Arjuna awardees

November 02, 2021 10:51 pm

The other prominent Khel Ratna winners this year include Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra and Olympic silver-medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya.

Dope violators eligible for national sports honours if ban period served: Sports ministry

September 08, 2021 4:17 pm

Various national federations, like the Wrestling Federation of India, have their own disciplinary framework to fine or ban coaches who are found guilty of supplying banned substances or encouraging their usage

Devendra Jhajharia, Venkatesh Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection committee

September 08, 2021 12:00 pm

The highest honour is the Khel Ratna award, which was rechristened from Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna this year, followed by the Arjuna award.

National sports awards selection process to be delayed to include Olympic medallists

July 12, 2021 1:27 pm

The ceremony itself could also be delayed if the selection panel is unable to finalise names of the awardees within 10 days of the Games' end.

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.


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.