National Sports Awards 2017

Posted on:23 Aug 2017 10:19:35
National Sports Awards 2017
23 August 2017 Current Affairs:

The Union Government announced National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports in India.

These awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29.

The awards and the winners are 

1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2017 are won by

Shri Devendra - Para Athlete

Shri Sardar Singh - Hockey

2. Dronacharya Awards 2017 

The Dronacharya Awards 2017 are won by 

Late Dr. R. Gandhi - Athletics

Mr. Heera Nand Kataria - Kabaddi

Mr. G.S.S.V. Prasad - Badminton (Lifetime)

Mr. Brij Bhushan Mohanty - Boxing (Lifetime)

Mr. P.A. Raphel - Hockey (Lifetime)

Mr. Sanjoy Chakraverthy - Shooting (Lifetime)

Mr. Roshan Lal - Wrestling (Lifetime)

3. Arjuna Awards 2017

The Arjuna Awards 2017 are  won by 

Ms. V.J. Surekha -  Archery

Ms. Khushbir Kaur - Athletics

Mr. Arokia Rajiv - Athletics

Ms. Prasanthi Singh - Basketball

Sub. LaishramDebendro Singh - Boxing

Mr. CheteshwarPujara - Cricket

Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur - Cricket

Ms. OinamBembem Devi - Football

Mr. S.S.P. Chawrasia - Golf

Mr. S.V. Sunil - Hockey

Mr. Jasvir Singh - Kabaddi

Mr. P. N. Prakash - Shooting

Mr. A. Amalraj - Table Tennis

Mr. SakethMyneni - Tennis

Mr. SatyawartKadian - Wrestling

Mr. Mariyappan - Para-Athlete

Mr. Varun Singh Bhati - Para-Athlete.

4.  Dhyan Chand Award


The Dhyan Chand Award 2017 are won by 

Mr. Bhupender Singh  - Athletics

Mr. Syed Shahid Hakim - Football

Ms. Sumarai Tete - Hockey.


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