National Sports Awards 2020 – Full List of Winners | Download PDF

The list of National Sports Awards 2020 Winners has been announced by the Government. For this year 2020, 27 Sportspersons have been selected for the Arjuna Award for four years consistent outstanding performance. 

The winners will receive their awards from the President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organized function through virtual mode from Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th of this month which is National Sports Day. It coincides with the birthday of legendary hockey Olympian, Dhyan Chand.

In this blog, we have covered all the information regarding the National Sports Awards 2020. This would prove very helpful for the General Awareness section of all the major banking & government exams.

NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2020

  • National Sports Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
  • The Government of India has announced the list of winners of the National Sports Awards 2020, as per the recommendation of the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court of India).
  • They will receive the award on National Sports Day on August 29.
  • This is for the first time that 5 players have been selected for this award.

National Sports Awards 2020 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Winner:

  • The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India.
  • Instituted in 1991–1992, this award is being conferred for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
  • It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • The award comprises a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of ₹7.5 lakh.
  • The first recipient of the award was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, who was honoured for the performance in the year 1991–92.
  • In 2001, sport shooter Abhinav Bindra, then aged 18, became the youngest recipient of the award.
S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1Shri Rohit SharmaCricket
2Shri Mariyappan T.Para Athletics
3Ms. Manika BatraTable Tennis
4Ms. VineshWrestling
5Ms. RaniHockey

ARJUNA AWARD 2020 Winners:

  • The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in sports.
  • Started in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of ₹5,00,000, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll. It is the Oldest National Sports Award in India.
  • This award is being conferred for consistent outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
  • Since the year 2001, the award is given only in disciplines falling under the following categories:
  • Olympic Games / Asian Games / Commonwealth Games / World Cup / World Championship Disciplines and Cricket
  • Indigenous Games
  • Sports for the Physically Challenged
  • 27 sportsperson have been selected for the ARJUNA AWARD 2020.
  • Saleem Durani being the first cricketer to be conferred with the award in 1961.
S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1Shri Atanu DasArchery
2Ms. Dutee ChandAthletics
3Shri Satwik Sairaj RankireddyBadminton
4Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar ShettyBadminton
5Shri Vishesh BhriguvanshiBasketball
6Subedar Manish KaushikBoxing
7Ms. Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
8Shri Ishant SharmaCricket
9Ms. Deepti SharmaCricket
10Shri Sawant Ajay AnantEquestrian
11Shri Sandesh JhinganFootball
12Ms. Aditi AshokGolf
13Shri Akashdeep SinghHockey
14Ms. DeepikaHockey
15Shri DeepakKabaddi
16Shri Kale Sarika SudhakarKho Kho
17Shri Dattu Baban BhokanalRowing
18Ms. Manu BhakerShooting
19Shri Saurabh ChaudharyShooting
20Ms. Madhurika Suhas PatkarTable Tennis
21Shri Divij SharanTennis
22Shri Shiva KeshavanWinter Sports
23Ms. Divya KakranWrestling
24Shri Rahul AwareWrestling
25Shri Suyash Narayan JadhavPara Swimming
26Shri SandeepPara Athletics
27Shri Manish NarwalPara Shooting

DRONACHARYA AWARD 2020 Winners:

  • The Dronacharya Award, officially known as Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games,is a sports coaching honour of the Republic of India.
  • The award is named after Drona, often referred as “Dronacharya” or “Guru Drona”, a character from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of ancient India.
  • Instituted in 1985, the award is given only to the disciplines included in the events like Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship and World Cup along with Cricket, Indigenous Games, and Parasports.
  • It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹5 lakh.

Life- Time Category

S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1Shri Dharmendra TiwaryArchery
2Shri Purushotham RaiAthletics
3Shri Shiv SinghBoxing
4Shri Romesh PathaniaHockey
5Shri Krishan Kumar HoodaKabaddi
6Shri Vijay Bhalchandra MunishwarPara Powerlifting
7Shri Naresh KumarTennis
8Shri Om Parkash DahiyaWrestling

Regular Category

S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1Shri Jude Felix SebastianHockey
2Shri Yogesh MalviyaMallakhamb
3Shri Jaspal RanaShooting
4Shri Kuldeep Kumar HandooWushu
5Shri Gaurav KhannaPara Badminton

DHYAN CHAND AWARD 2020 Winners:

  • The Dhyan Chand Award, officially known as Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games, is the lifetime achievement sporting honour of the Republic of India.
  • Instituted in 2002, the award is given only to the disciplines included in the events like Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship and World Cup along with Cricket, Indigenous Games, and Parasports.
  • The award is named after Dhyan Chand (1905–79), an Indian field hockey player who scored more than 1000 goals during a career which spanned over 20 years from 1926 to 1948.
  • It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • As of 2019, the award comprises a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹5 lakh.
  • The first three awardees of the Dhyan Chand award are Aparna Ghosh in the field of basketball, Ashok Diwan and Shahuraj Birajdar in the fields of hockey and boxing.
S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1Shri Kuldip Singh BhullarAthletics
2Ms. Jincy PhilipsAthletics
3Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna GandheBadminton
4Ms. Trupti MurgundeBadminton
5Ms. N. UshaBoxing
6Shri Lakha SinghBoxing
7Shri Sukhvinder Singh SandhuFootball
8Shri Ajit SinghHockey
9Shri Manpreet SinghKabaddi
10Shri J. Ranjith KumarPara Athletics
11Shri Satyaprakash TiwariPara Badminton
12Shri Manjeet SinghRowing
13Late Shri Sachin NagSwimming
14Shri Nandan P BalTennis
15Shri Netarpal HoodaWrestling

RASHTRIYA KHEL PROTSAHAN PURUSKAR 2020 Winners:

  • The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has introduced the Scheme of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.
  • This scheme was introduced by the government in 2009 to encourage involvement of corporates and sports promotion boards in the development of sports in the country.
  • This award is being conferred to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) as well as individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and its development.
S.No.CategoryEntity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2020
1Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent1. Lakshya Institute2. Army Sports Institute
2Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityOil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
3Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measuresAir Force Sports Control Board
4Sports for DevelopmentInternational Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (MAKA) TROPHY 2020:

This award is being conferred to the overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments.

  1. Panjab University, Chandigarh

TENZING NORGAY NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARDS 2019:

It is being awarded to recognize the spirit of adventure among the people of the country.

S. No.Name of the SportspersonCategory
1Ms. Anita DeviLand Adventure
2Col. Sarfraz SinghLand Adventure
3Shri Taka TamutLand Adventure
4Shri Narender SinghLand Adventure
5Shri Keval Hiren KakkaLand Adventure
6Shri Satendra SinghWater Adventure
7Shri Gajanand YadavaAir Adventure
8Late Shri Magan BissaLife Time Achievement

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