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August 23, 2017

National Sports Awardees 2017 List (Khel Ratna, Dronacharya, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand Awards)

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The Sports Ministry has released the list of National Sports Awards for the year 2017. These awards were given based on the recommendations of  Selection Committees consisting of former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists/ Experts/ Commentators and sports administrators. 
Heads of Selection Committees :
  • Head of the Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards : Justice C.K. Thakkar (Former Judge Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of High Court of Himachal and Bombay). 
  • Head of the Selection Committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards : Pullela Gopichand.
About National Sports Awards : National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. 
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award : Given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year.
  • Arjuna Award : Given for consistency outstanding performance for four years.
  • Dronacharya Award : Given for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events. 
  • Dhyan Chand Award : Given for life time contribution to sports development.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2017 was conferred on Para Athlete Devendra Jhajharia and Former hockey captain Sardar Singh. Jhajharia, the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) winner, will become the first paralympian to be conferred with the India's highest sporting honour along with Sardar Singh. Here is the complete winners list of this year's National Sports Awards.

2017 National Sports Awards Complete Winners List

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017 Winners


S. No
Name of the Awardee
Discipline
1.
Devendra Jhajharia
Para Athlete
2.
Sardar Singh
Hockey

Dronacharya Awards 2017 Winners


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)

Arjuna Awards 2017 Winners


S. No
Name of the Awardee
Discipline
1.
V. J. Surekha
Archery
2.
Khusbhir Kaur
Athletics
3.
Arokia Rajiv
Athletics
4.
Prasanthi Singh
Basketball
5.
Sub. Laishram Debendro Singh
Boxing
6.
Cheteshwar Pujara
Cricket
7.
Haramanpreet Kaur
Cricket
8.
Oinam Bembem Devi
Football
9.
S. S. P. Chawrasia
Golf
10.
S. V. Sunil
Hockey
11.
Jasvir Singh
Kabaddi
12.
P. N. Prakash
Shooting
13.
A. Amalraj
Table Tennis
14.
Saketh Myneni
Tennis
15.
Satyawart Kadian
Wrestling
16.
Mariyappan
Para-Athlete
17.
Varun Singh Bhati
Para-Athlete

Dhyan Chand Award 2017 Winners


S. No
Name of the Awardee
Discipline
1.
Bhupender Singh
Athletics
2.
Syed Shahid Hakim
Football
3.
Sumarai Tete
Hockey

All the National Sports Awardees will be honored with these awards at Rashtra Pati Bhawan by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on 29th August 2017.

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