New Delhi: A large number of nominations were received for National Sports Awards-2017 this year, which were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists/ Experts/ Commentators and sports administrators.
Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Justice C.K. Thakkar (Former Judge Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of High Court of Himachal and Bombay). Selection Committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards was headed by Shri Pullela Gopichand.
National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
Here’s the detail of National Sports Awards – 2017
(i) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017
|S. No.||Name of the Awardee||discipline|
|1.||Devendra jhajharia||Para Athlete|
(ii) Dronacharya Awards 2017
|S. No.||Name of the Awardee||Discipline|
|1.||Late Dr. R. Gandhi||Athletics|
|2.||Heera Nand Kataria||Kabaddi|
|3.||G.S.S.V. Prasad||Badminton (Lifetime)|
|4.||Brij Bhushan Mohanty||Boxing (Lifetime)|
|5.||P.A. Raphel||Hockey (Lifetime)|
|6.||Sanjoy Chakraverthy||Shooting (Lifetime)|
|7.||Roshan Lal||Wrestling (Lifetime)|
(iii) Arjuna Awards 2017
|S. No.||Name of the Awardees||Discipline|
|5.||Sub. LaishramDebendro Singh||Boxing|
|12.||P. N. Prakash||Shooting|
|13.||A. Amalraj||Table Tennis|
|17.||Varun Singh Bhati||Para-Athlete|
(iv) Dhyan Chand Award
|1 .||Bhupender Singh||Athletics|
|2.||Syed Shahid Hakim||Football|
The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2017.
Apart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh. Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will received statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh each.