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The list of National Sports Awards 2020 Winners has been announced by the Government. For this year 2020, 27 Sportspersons have been selected for the Arjuna Award for four years consistent outstanding performance. 

The winners will receive their awards from the President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function through virtual mode from Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th of this month which is National Sports Day. It coincides with the birthday of legendary hockey Olympian, Dhyan Chand.

In this blog, we have covered all the information regarding National Sport Awards 2020. This would prove very helpful for the General Awareness section of all the major banking & government exams.

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NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2020

  • National Sports Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
  • The Government of India has announced the list of winners of the National Sports Awards 2020, as per the recommendation of the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court of India).
  • They will receive the award on National Sports Day on August 29.
  • This is for the first time that 5 players have been selected for this award.

National Sports Awards 2020 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Winner:

  • The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India.
  • Instituted in 1991–1992, this award is being conferred for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
  • It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • The award comprises a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of ₹7.5 lakh.
  • The first recipient of the award was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, who was honoured for the performance in the year 1991–92.
  • In 2001, sport shooter Abhinav Bindra, then aged 18, became the youngest recipient of the award.
S. No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1 Shri Rohit Sharma Cricket
2 Shri Mariyappan T. Para Athletics
3 Ms. Manika Batra Table Tennis
4 Ms. Vinesh Wrestling
5 Ms. Rani Hockey

 

ARJUNA AWARD 2020 Winners:

  • The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in sports.
  • Started in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of ₹5,00,000, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll. It is the Oldest National Sports Award in India.
  • This award is being conferred for consistent outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
  • Since the year 2001, the award is given only in disciplines falling under the following categories:
  • Olympic Games / Asian Games / Commonwealth Games / World Cup / World Championship Disciplines and Cricket
  • Indigenous Games
  • Sports for the Physically Challenged
  • 27 sportsperson have been selected for the ARJUNA AWARD 2020.
  • Saleem Durani being the first cricketer to be conferred with the award in 1961.
S. No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1 Shri Atanu Das Archery
2 Ms. Dutee Chand Athletics
3 Shri Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy Badminton
4 Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty Badminton
5 Shri Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Basketball
6 Subedar Manish Kaushik Boxing
7 Ms. Lovlina Borgohain Boxing
8 Shri Ishant Sharma Cricket
9 Ms. Deepti Sharma Cricket
10 Shri Sawant Ajay Anant Equestrian
11 Shri Sandesh Jhingan Football
12 Ms. Aditi Ashok Golf
13 Shri Akashdeep Singh Hockey
14 Ms. Deepika Hockey
15 Shri Deepak Kabaddi
16 Shri Kale Sarika Sudhakar Kho Kho
17 Shri Dattu Baban Bhokanal Rowing
18 Ms. Manu Bhaker Shooting
19 Shri Saurabh Chaudhary Shooting
20 Ms. Madhurika Suhas Patkar Table Tennis
21 Shri Divij Sharan Tennis
22 Shri Shiva Keshavan Winter Sports
23 Ms. Divya Kakran Wrestling
24 Shri Rahul Aware Wrestling
25 Shri Suyash Narayan Jadhav Para Swimming
26 Shri Sandeep Para Athletics
27 Shri Manish Narwal Para Shooting

 

DRONACHARYA AWARD 2020 Winners:

  • The Dronacharya Award, officially known as Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games,is a sports coaching honour of the Republic of India.
  • The award is named after Drona, often referred as “Dronacharya” or “Guru Drona”, a character from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of ancient India.
  • Instituted in 1985, the award is given only to the disciplines included in the events like Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship and World Cup along with Cricket, Indigenous Games, and Parasports.
  • It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹5 lakh.

Life- Time Category

S. No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1 Shri Dharmendra Tiwary Archery
2 Shri Purushotham Rai Athletics
3 Shri Shiv Singh Boxing
4 Shri Romesh Pathania Hockey
5 Shri Krishan Kumar Hooda Kabaddi
6 Shri Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar Para Powerlifting
7 Shri Naresh Kumar Tennis
8 Shri Om Parkash Dahiya Wrestling

 

Regular Category

S. No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1 Shri Jude Felix Sebastian Hockey
2 Shri Yogesh Malviya Mallakhamb
3 Shri Jaspal Rana Shooting
4 Shri Kuldeep Kumar Handoo Wushu
5 Shri Gaurav Khanna Para Badminton

 

DHYAN CHAND AWARD 2020 Winners:

  • The Dhyan Chand Award, officially known as Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games, is the lifetime achievement sporting honour of the Republic of India.
  • Instituted in 2002, the award is given only to the disciplines included in the events like Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship and World Cup along with Cricket, Indigenous Games, and Parasports.
  • The award is named after Dhyan Chand (1905–79), an Indian field hockey player who scored more than 1000 goals during a career which spanned over 20 years from 1926 to 1948.
  • It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • As of 2019, the award comprises a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹5 lakh.
  • The first three awardees of the Dhyan Chand award are Aparna Ghosh in the field of basketball, Ashok Diwan and Shahuraj Birajdar in the fields of hockey and boxing.
S. No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1 Shri Kuldip Singh Bhullar Athletics
2 Ms. Jincy Philips Athletics
3 Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna Gandhe Badminton
4 Ms. Trupti Murgunde Badminton
5 Ms. N. Usha Boxing
6 Shri Lakha Singh Boxing
7 Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu Football
8 Shri Ajit Singh Hockey
9 Shri Manpreet Singh Kabaddi
10 Shri J. Ranjith Kumar Para Athletics
11 Shri Satyaprakash Tiwari Para Badminton
12 Shri Manjeet Singh Rowing
13 Late Shri Sachin Nag Swimming
14 Shri Nandan P Bal Tennis
15 Shri Netarpal Hooda Wrestling

 

RASHTRIYA KHEL PROTSAHAN PURUSKAR 2020 Winners:

  • The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has introduced the Scheme of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.
  • This scheme was introduced by the government in 2009 to encourage involvement of corporates and sports promotion boards in the development of sports in the country.
  • This award is being conferred to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) as well as individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and its development.
S.No. Category Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2020
1 Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent 1. Lakshya Institute

2. Army Sports Institute

2 Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
3 Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures Air Force Sports Control Board
4 Sports for Development International Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

 

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (MAKA) TROPHY 2020:

This award is being conferred to the overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments.

  1. Panjab University, Chandigarh

TENZING NORGAY NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARDS 2019:

It is being awarded to recognize the spirit of adventure among the people of the country.

S. No. Name of the Sportsperson Category
1 Ms. Anita Devi Land Adventure
2 Col. Sarfraz Singh Land Adventure
3 Shri Taka Tamut Land Adventure
4 Shri Narender Singh Land Adventure
5 Shri Keval Hiren Kakka Land Adventure
6 Shri Satendra Singh Water Adventure
7 Shri Gajanand Yadava Air Adventure
8 Late Shri Magan Bissa Life Time Achievement

 

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