Wrestler Sakshi Malik and former world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu name were added to the Arjuna Award recommendations but were later removed, possibly because both the women are former Khel Ratna awardees. 18.  Usually conferred upon not more than five coaches in a year, a few exceptions have been made (2012 and 2016–2020) when more recipients were awarded in a year. In a highly relieving move for the Indian gaming ecosystem, PUBG Mobile developers have announced that they are soon going to re-enter the Indian... Tennis is one of the more popular sports in India. Dronacharya Award Dronacharya Award is awarded for the sports coaching honor in India; the award is given to the coaches who have done “outstanding and meritorious work and make possible sportspersons to do extremely well in global events” over a period of four years. The 33-year-old Rohit will only be the fourth cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, just-retired Mahendra Singh Dhoni and current skipper Virat Kohli to be conferred with the Khel Ratna. The award is named after Drona, often referred as "Dronacharya" or "Guru Drona", a character from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of ancient India. The award is presented to the Trainers or coaches who have enabled sportspersons to achieve the highest level of excellence in a particular sport. We are here to bring about a change in the sports ecosystem and most importantly, a change in you. ", "Cooked up claims get Dronacharya award for wrestling secretary", "Give Dronacharya Award to Vinod, court tells Ministry", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dronacharya_Award&oldid=987783931, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2020, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Civilian award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games, This page was last edited on 9 November 2020, at 06:17. Akashdeep Singh (Hockey) The court directed the Ministry to confer the award on Kumar and provided one week to the Ministry to challenge the decision. Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting) , The nominations for the award are received from all government recognised National Sports Federations, the Indian Olympic Association, the Sports Authority of India, the Sports Promotion and Control Boards, and the state and the union territory governments with not more than two eligible coaches nominated for each sports discipline. While Rohit has been recognised for his ever-rising accomplishments with the bat, Vinesh has been rewarded for her gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games besides a bronze in the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships. The inception of this award took place in the year 1985. window.mc4wp.listeners.push( I developed an interest in athletics when I was in school. The... Manipur's Gyanendro Ningombam was Elected Unopposed as the President of Hockey India while former President Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad is back in the Hockey India Executive Board after being Elected Unopposed for the Senior Vice President post. They are conferred every year by the President of India. Star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, and women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal were among an unprecedented five sportspersons who will receive India’s highest sporting honour – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, while a whopping 29 for the Arjuna award by the sports ministry’s selection committee. “Rani’s name was a late inclusion after some members wanted a discussion on her nomination. A committee consisting of the Joint Secretary and the Director/Deputy Secretary of Department of Sports, the Secretary and the Executive Director/Director (TEAMS) of SAI verify and validate the nominations.. 29. List of all winners for Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya awards 2020, I set a new national record after the birth of my child | By Shiny Wilson, Every minute went by like an hour | By Sunil Chhetri, We will win 10 Olympic gold medals which I had missed | By Karnam Malleswari, Player Speaks | Opponents should know they are up against world no. Divya Kakran (Wrestling) 26. 16. Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting) August 29, 2020. August 29: National Sports Day.