Sports Award in India- NDA/AFCAT/CDS

Name of AwardGiven forFirstMonetary Grant
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna AwardFor the spectacular and most outstanding
performance in the field of sports by a
sportsperson over a period of four years
immediately preceding the year during which award
1991-92Rs. 7.5 Lakh
Dhyanchand AwardTo those sportspersons who have
contributed to sports by their
performance and continue to
contribute to the promotion of
sports even after their retirement
from an active sporting career.
2002Rs. 5 Lakh
Dronacharya
Award
To sports coaches who have
successfully trained
sportspersons or teams and
enabled them to achieve
outstanding results in
International competitions.
1985Rs. 5 Lakh
Tenzing
Norgay
National
Adventure
Award
To recognize the achievement of
persons associated in the field of
adventure. 3 categories for
adventure on land, sea, and air
and 1 award for lifetime
achievement.
1993Rs. 5 Lakh
Arjuna AwardOrdinarily not more than 15 in 1961 Rs. 5 lakhs
a year in each discipline with at
least one award for sports for
physically challenged. For good
performance over the previous
four years at the International
level and also should have shown
qualities of leadership,
sportsmanship and a sense of
discipline.
1961Rs. 5 Lakh
Rashtriya
Khel
Protsahan
Puraskar
4 categories (a) Identification
and nurturing of budding/young
talent
(b) Encouragement to sports
through Corporate Social
Responsibility
(c) Employment of sports
persons and sports welfare
measures
(d) Sports for Development
2009NIL
Maulana Abul
Kalam Azad
Trophy
Overall top performing
university in the
Inter-University tournaments.
(The top 3 universities are
given cash awards)
1956-571. Rs. 10
lakhs
2. Rs. 5
lakhs &
3 lakhs

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