National Sports Awards 2023 Announced

  • By the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
  • The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 09th January 2024.
  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2023
S. No. Name of the sportsperson* Discipline
1. Shri Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty Badminton
2. Shri Rankireddy Satwik Sai Raj Badminton
  • Arjuna Awards 2023
S.No. Name of the sportsperson Discipline
1. Shri Ojas Pravin Deotale Archery
2. Ms Aditi Gopichand Swami Archery
3 Shri Sreeshankar M Athletics
4 Ms Parul Chaudhary Athletics
5 Shri Mohammed Hussamuddin Boxing
6 Ms R Vaishali Chess
7 Shri Mohammed Shami Cricket
8 Shri Anush Agarwalla Equestrian
9 Ms Divyakriti Singh Equestrian Dressage
10 Ms Diksha Dagar Golf
11 Shri Krishan Bahadur Pathak Hockey
12 Ms Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu Hockey
13 Shri Pawan Kumar Kabaddi
14 Ms Ritu Negi Kabaddi
15 Ms Nasreen Kho-Kho
16 Ms Pinki Lawn Bowls
17 Shri Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar Shooting
18 Ms Esha Singh Shooting
19 Shri Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu Squash
20 Ms Ayhika Mukherjee Table Tennis
21 Shri Sunil Kumar Wrestling
22 Ms Antim Wrestling
23 Ms Naorem Roshibina Devi Wushu
24 Ms Sheetal Devi Para Archery
25 Shri Illuri Ajay Kumar Reddy Blind Cricket
26 Ms Prachi Yadav Para Canoeing

 Dronacharya Award 2023

  • Regular category:
S. No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1 Shri Lalit Kumar Wrestling
2 Shri R. B. Ramesh Chess
3 Shri Mahaveer Prasad Saini Para Athletics
4 Shri Shivendra Singh Hockey
5 Shri Ganesh Prabhakar Devrukhkar Mallakhamb

Lifetime Category:

S.No. Name of the coach Discipline
1 Shri Jaskirat Singh Grewal Golf
2 Shri Bhaskaran E Kabaddi
3 Shri Jayanta Kumar Pushilal Table Tennis

                              

Dhyan Chand Award 2023:

S. No. Name of the sportsperson Discipline
1 Ms Manjusha Kanwar Badminton
2 Shri Vineet Kumar Sharma Hockey
3 Ms Kavitha Selvaraj Kabaddi

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2023:

1                   Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Overall winner university
2 Lovely Professional University, Punjab 1st runner-up University
3 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 2nd runner-up university

  

 National Sports Awards:

  • They are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
  • ‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’ is given for the spectacular and Outstanding Performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over the previous four years.
  • ‘Arjuna Award for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games’ is given for good performance over the previous four years and for showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
  • ‘Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games’ is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work consistently and for enabling sportspersons to excel in International events.
  • ‘Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games’ is given to honour sportspersons who have contributed to sports through their performance and who continue to contribute to the promotion of sports even after their retirement.
  • The overall top-performing university in inter-university tournaments is given the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.
  • The applications were invited online and sportspersons/coaches/entities were permitted to self-apply through a dedicated Online Portal.
  • The Selection Committee was headed by Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Retd. Judge, Supreme Court of India, members from eminent sportspersons, persons having experience in sports journalism and sports administrators.
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