National Sports Awards 2021 announced
National Sports Awards 2021 announced:
Why in news?
The National Sports Awards for the year 2021 were announced by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
- The National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
- President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind will felicitate the awardees on November 13, 2021.
- It was established in 1961 by the Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in national sports events.
- It is given for good performance and showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
- The award carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll of honor.
Name of the Sportsperson
Harman Preet Singh
Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Awards:
- It was formerly known as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, it is the highest award bestowed to a sports person in India and was instituted in the year 1991-1992.
- It comprises a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh.
- It is given for the most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of the previous four years.
Name of the Sportsperson
Hockey (Men’s Hockey)
Dhyan chand Award:
- It was established in 2002.
- It comprises a Dhyan Chand statuette, a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, a certificate and a ceremonial dress.
- It is given to honor sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute to promotion of sports events after their retirement.
Davinder Singh Garcha
- It was established in 1985 by the Government of India to recognize excellence in sports coaching.
- It carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a bronze statue of Dronacharya and a scroll of honour.
- It is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and enabling sportspersons to excel in International events.
Name of the Coach
Radhakrishnan Nair P
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar:
- It was established in the year 2009
- It is given to corporate entities , sports control boards, NGOs including sports bodies at the State and National level who have played a vital role in the area of sports promotion and development.
Entity recommended for Rashtriya KhelProtsahanPuraskar, 2021
Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent
ManavRachna Educational Institution
Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MACA) Trophy 2021:
- Panjab University: Chandigarh.
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