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Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports recently announced National Sports Awards 2022.
India’s Table Tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal has been conferred with the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award for 2022.
Seema Punia and Lakshya Sen were amongst the Arjuna Award winners for this year.
Eldhose Paul, Avinash Mukund Sable, and Nikhat Zareen were also conferred with Arjuna Awards.
The Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in the Sports and Games Regular category went to Jiwanjot Singh Teja (Archery), Mohammad Ali Qamar (Boxing), Suma Siddharth Shirur (Para Shooting) and Sujeet Maan (Wrestling).
Name of the Awards
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: It is the highest sporting honour of India. It was instituted in 1991–92. The recipient(s) is/are honoured for their outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years at the international level.
Dronacharya Awards: It was instituted in 1985 to honour eminent Coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events.
Arjuna awards: It was instituted in 1961. To be eligible for the Award, a sportsperson should have had not only good performance over the previous four years at the International level but also should have shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
Dhyan Chand Award: It was instituted in 2002. It is an award for lifetime achievements in sports.
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award: It is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea and air.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy: It was instituted in 1956-57 to honour the top overall performing university in the Inter-University Tournaments.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar: It was instituted in 2009 to recognize the corporate entities (both in the private and public sectorss) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.
Major Dhyaan Chand Khel Ratna Award
Shri Sharath Kamal Achanta – Table Tennis
Arjuna Awards For Sports and Games 2022
Ms Seema Punia
Shri Eldhose Paul
Shri Avinash Mukund Sable
Shri Lakshya Sen
Shri Prannoy HS
Ms Nikhat Zareen
Ms Bhakti Pradip Kulkarni
Shri R Praggnanandhaa
Ms Deep Grace Ekka
Ms Shushila Devi
Ms Sakshi Kumari
Ms Nayan Moni Saikia
Shri Sagar Kailas Ovhalkar
Shri Omprakash Mitharval
Ms Sreeja Akula
Shri Vikas Thakur
Ms Manasi Girishchandra Joshi
Shri Tarun Dhillon
Shri Swapnil Sanjay Patil
Ms Jerlin Anika J
Dhyanchand Award For Lifetime Achievement
Ms Ashwini Akkunji C.
Shri Dharamvir Singh
Shri B.C Suresh
Shri Nir Bahadur Gurung
Dronacharya Award for Coaches in Sports and Games: Regular Category
Shri Jiwanjot Singh Teja
Shri Mohammad Ali Qamar
Ms Suma Siddharth Shirur
Shri Sujeet Maan
Dronacharya Award for Coaches in Sports and Games: Lifetime Category
Shri Dinesh Jawahar Lad
Shri Bimal Prafulla Ghosh
Shri Raj Singh
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2022
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022
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