National Sports Awards -2018 announced; Mirabai Chanu and Virat Kohli to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

National Sports Awards for 2018 has been announced. The awardees will receive their awards from the President at a special event at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi on 25th September 2018.

National Sports Awards -2018Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018:

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of 4 years. It includes a cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh.
  • Selection Committee head: Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar
S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1Ms. S. Mirabai ChanuWeightlifting
2Shri Virat KohliCricket
Dronacharya Awards 2018:

  • Dronacharya Award is given for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events. It includes a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh.
  • Selection Committee head: Justice Mukul Mudgal
S. No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1Subedar  Chenanda Achaiah  KuttappaBoxing
2Shri Vijay SharmaWeightlifting
3Shri A. Srinivasa RaoTable Tennis
4Shri Sukhdev  Singh  PannuAthletics
5Shri Clarence LoboHockey (Life Time)
6Shri Tarak SinhaCricket (Life Time)
7Shri Jiwan Kumar SharmaJudo (Life Time)
8Shri V.R. BeeduAthletics (Life Time)
Arjuna Awards 2018:

  • Arjuna Award is given for sports persons with consistent outstanding performance for 4 years.
  • Selection Committee head: Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar
S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1Shri Neeraj ChopraAthletics
2Naib Subedar Jinson JohnsonAthletics
3Ms. Hima DasAthletics
4Ms. Nelakurthi Sikki ReddyBadminton
5Subedar Satish KumarBoxing
6Ms. Smriti MandhanaCricket
7Shri Shubhankar SharmaGolf
8Shri Manpreet SinghHockey
9Ms. SavitaHockey
10Col. Ravi RathorePolo
11Ms. Rahi SarnobatShooting
12Shri Ankur MittalShooting
13Ms. Shreyasi SinghShooting
14Ms. Manika BatraTable Tennis
15Shri G. SathiyanTable Tennis
16Shri Rohan BopannaTennis
17Shri SumitWrestling
18Ms. Pooja KadianWushu
19Shri Ankur DhamaPara-Athletics
20Shri Manoj SarkarPara-Badminton
Dhyan Chand Award 2018:

  • Dhyan Chand Award is given for life time contribution to sports development. It includes a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh.
  • Selection Committee head: Justice Mukul Mudgal
S. No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1Shri Satyadev PrasadArchery
2Shri Bharat Kumar ChetriHockey
3Ms. Bobby AloysiusAthletics
4Shri Chougale Dadu DattatrayWrestling
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2018:

  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have contributed to sports promotion and development.
  • Selection committee head: Rahul Bhatnagar
S. No.CategoryName of the entity
1Identification and Nurturing of Budding & Young TalentRashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
2Encouragement to Sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityJSW Sports
3Sports for DevelopmentIsha Outreach
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017-18:

  • Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy. It includes a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh.
  • Selection Committee head: Ashok Kumar
  • Recipient of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2017-18: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar