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National Sports Awards 2021 Winners

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sports and Adventure Awards 2021 (also known as National Sports Awards 2021) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13 November 2021.

The Sports and Adventure Awards 2021 have been given in the following categories:
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Awards:

‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’ is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of previous four years.

Dronacharya Awards:

‘Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games’ is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and enabling sportspersons to excel in International events.

Arjuna Awards:

‘Arjuna Award for outstanding performance in Sports and Games’ is given for good performance over a period of previous four years and showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.

Dhyan Chand Awards:

‘Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games’ is given to honour sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute to promotion of sports event after their retirement.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar:

‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ is given to corporate entities (both in private and public sector), sports control boards, NGOs including sports bodies at the State and National level who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy:

Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

  • Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards-2020 were also presented.
  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Awards 2021 were given to 12 Sportspersons.
  • 35 Sports persons received the Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021.
  • National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

Winners of National Sports Awards 2021:

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021:
Name of the SportspersonSports
Neeraj ChopraAthletics
Ravi KumarWrestling
Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
Sreejesh P.RHockey
Avani LekharaPara Shooting
Sumit AntilPara Athletics
Pramod BhagatPara Badminton
Krishna NagarPara Badminton
Manish NarwalPara Shooting
Mithali RajCricket
Sunil ChhetriFootball
Manpreet SinghHockey
Dronacharya Award 2021: Life-Time Category
Name of the CoachSports
T. P. OusephAthletics
Sarkar TalwarCricket
Sarpal SinghHockey
Ashan KumarKabaddi
Tapan Kumar PanigrahiSwimming
Dronacharya Award 2021: Regular Category
Name of the CoachSports
Radhakrishnan Nair PAthletics
Sandhya GurungBoxing
Pritam SiwachHockey
Jai Prakash NautiyalPara Shooting
Subramanian RamanTable Tennis
Arjuna Awards 2021:
Name of the SportspersonSports
Arpinder SinghAthletics
Simranjit Kaur Boxing
Shikhar Dhawan Cricket
Bhavani Devi Chadalavada Anandha SundhararamanFencing
MonikaHockey
Vandana KatariyaHockey
Sandeep Narwal Kabaddi
Himani Uttam ParabMallakhamb
Abhishek VermaShooting
Ankita RainaTennis
Deepak PuniaWrestling
Dilpreet SinghHockey
Harmanpreet SinghHockey
Rupinder Pal SinghHockey
Surender KumarHockey
Amit RohidasHockey
Birendra LakraHockey
SumitHockey
Nilakanta SharmaHockey
Hardik SinghHockey
Vivek Sagar PrasadHockey
Gurjant Singh HockeyHockey
Mandeep Singh HockeyHockey
Shamsher Singh HockeyHockey
Lalit Kumar Upadhyay HockeyHockey
Varun Kumar HockeyHockey
Simranjeet SinghHockey
Yogesh Kathuniya Para Athletics
Nishad Kumar Para AthleticsPara Athletics
Praveen KumarPara Athletics
Suhas YathirajPara Badminton
Singhraj AdhanaPara Shooting
Bhavina PatelPara Table Tennis
Harvinder SinghPara Archery
Sharad KumarPara Athletics
Dhyan Chand Awards 2021:
NameSports
Lekha KCBoxing
Abhijit KunteChess
Davinder Singh GarchaHockey
Vikas Kumar Kabaddi
Sajjan SinghWrestling
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2020:
NameStateCategory
Priyanka Mangesh MohiteMaharashtraLand Adventure
Jay Prakash KumarJharkhandLand Adventure
Col. Amit BishtUttarakhandLand Adventure
SheetalUttarakhandLand Adventure
Srikaanth ViswanathanKarnatakaWater Adventure
Lt. Col. Servesh DhadwalPunjabAir Adventure
Jai KishanDelhiLife Time Achievement
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021:
CategoryEntity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar, 2021
Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young TalentManav Rachna Educational Institution
Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityIndian Oil Corporation Limited
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021:

Panjab University – Chandigarh

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Source: PIB

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