National Sports day: Complete list of Khel Ratna, Arjun Award, and Dronacharya Award winners of 2020

On the occasion of National Sports day, President Ram Nath Kovind is set to award sports prodigies with awards such as the Arjuna Award. The ceremony will take place virtually and honour the hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. 

Kiren Rijiju, Narendra Dhruv Batra, President of the Indian Olympic Association are among the dignitaries that will attend today’s ceremony from Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

The prestigious Arjuna award will be bestowed to forwarding Akashdeep Singh for his contributions to the Indian men’s hockey team. The player has played about 194.

Additionally, 65 other sportspersons will be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind for their excellence in sports. The vent has been held virtually for the first time in history owing to the widespread coronavirus outbreak.

The prize money for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has also increased to Rs 25 lakh from the previous amount of Rs 7.5 lakh while the prize money for Arjuna Award has enhanced to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 5 lakh.

List of National Sports Awards 2020 Winners

1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Name of SportspersonDiscipline
Shri Rohit SharmaCricket
Shri Mariyappan T.Para Athletics
Ms. Manika BatraTable Tennis
Ms. VineshWrestling
Ms. RaniHockey

2. Dronacharya Award

For Lifetime Category

Name of the CoachDiscipline
Shri Dharmendra TiwaryArchery
Shri Purushotham RaiAthletics
Shri Shiv SinghBoxing
Shri Romesh PathaniaHockey
Shri Krishan Kumar HoodaKabaddi
Shri Vijay Bhalchandra MunishwarPara Powerlifting
Shri Naresh KumarTennis
Shri Om Parkash DahiyaWrestling

For Regular Category

Name of the CoachDiscipline
Shri Jude Felix SebastianHockey
Shri Yogesh MalviyaMallakhamb
Shri Jaspal RanaShooting
Shri Kuldeep Kumar HandooWushu
Shri Gaurav KhannaPara-Badminton

3. Arjuna Award

Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
Shri Atanu DasArchery
Ms. Dutee ChandAthletics
Shri Satwik Sairaj RankireddyBadminton
Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar ShettyBadminton
Shri Vishesh BhriguvanshiBasketball
Subedar Manish KaushikBoxing
Ms. Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
Shri Ishant SharmaCricket
Ms. Deepti SharmaCricket
Shri Sawant Ajay AnantEquestrian
Shri Sandesh JhinganFootball
Ms. Aditi AshokGolf
Shri Akashdeep SinghHockey
Ms. DeepikaHockey
Shri DeepakKabaddi
Shri Kale Sarika SudhakarKho Kho
Shri Dattu Baban BhokanalRowing
Ms. Manu BhakerShooting
Shri Saurabh ChaudharyShooting
Ms. Madhurika Suhas PatkarTable Tennis
Shri Divij SharanTennis
Shri Shiva KeshavanWinter Sports
Ms. Divya KakranWrestling
Shri Rahul AwareWrestling
Shri Suyash Narayan JadhavPara Swimming
Shri SandeepPara Athletics
Shri Manish Narwal   Para Shooting

4. Dhyan Chand Award

Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
Shri Kuldip Singh BhullarAthletics
Ms. Jincy PhilipsAthletics
Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna GandheBadminton
Ms. Trupti MurgundeBadminton
Ms. N. UshaBoxing
Shri Lakha SinghBoxing
Shri Sukhvinder Singh SandhuFootball
Shri Ajit SinghHockey
Shri Manpreet SinghKabaddi
Shri J. Ranjith KumarPara Athletics
Shri Satyaprakash TiwariPara Badminton
Shri Manjeet Singh        Rowing
Late Shri Sachin NagSwimming
Shri Nandan P BalTennis
Shri Netarpal HoodaWrestling

5. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2019

Name of the SportspersonCategory
Ms. Anita DeviLand Adventure
Col. Sarfraz SinghLand Adventure
Shri Taka TamutLand Adventure
Shri Narender SinghLand Adventure
Shri Keval Hiren KakkaLand Adventure
Shri Satendra SinghWater Adventure
Shri Gajanand YadavaAir Adventure
Late Shri Magan BissaLife Time Achievement

6. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

CategoryEntity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2020
Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent· Lakshya Institute· Army Sports Institute
Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityOil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measuresAir Force Sports Control Board
Sports for DevelopmentInternational Institute of Sports Management (IISM)
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