Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Dronacharya And Other National Sports Awards 2016

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events, Dhyan Chand Award for life time contribution to sports development and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2016

Name of awardeeDiscipline
P. V. Sindhu Badminton
Sakshi Malik Wrestling
Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
Jitu Rai Shooting

Dronacharya Award 2016

Name of awardeeDiscipline
Nagapuri Ramesh Athletics
Sagar Mal Dhayal Boxing
Raj Kumar Sharma Cricket
Bishweshwar Nandi Gymnastics
S. Pradeep Kumar Swimming (lifetime)
Mahabir Singh Wrestling (lifetime)

Arjuna Award 2016

Name of awardeeDiscipline
Rajat ChauhanArchery
Lalita BabarAthletics
Sourav KothariBilliards and Snooker
Shiva ThapaBoxing
Ajinkya Rahane Cricket
RaniHockey
Subrata Paul Football
V R Raghunath Hockey
Gurpreet Singh Shooting
Apurvi Chandela Shooting
Soumyajit Ghosh Table Tennis
Vinesh Poghat Wrestling
Amit Kumar Wrestling
Sandeep Singh Mann Para-Athletics
Virender Singh Wrestling (deaf)

Dhyan Chand Award 2015

Name of AwardeeDiscipline
Satti Geetha Athletics
Sylvanus Dung Dung Hockey
Rajendra Pralhad Shelke Rowing

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