Arjuna Award News
Indian Weightlifting Federation nominates Mirabai Chanu for Arjuna Award, despite having already won Khel Ratna
Chanu had received the Khel Ratna along with Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in 2018
Bridge Federation of India nominates Asian Games gold medal winners Shibnath Sarkar, Pranab Bardhan for Arjuna Award
Bardhan and Sarkar won the gold in the bridge event at the Jakarta Asian Games with the former gaining the distinction of being the oldest Asiad champion from India
Asian Games medal winners Ankita Raina and Divij Sharan are set to be nominated for the Arjuna award by the national tennis federation, which plans to send former Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal's name for the Dhyan Chand honour.
Boxer Amit Panghal requests Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to revamp selection criteria for National Sports Awards
In a letter to the Minister, Panghal, who became India's first male boxer to win a world championship silver last year, said that athletes should not have to plead their case for an award by nominating themselves.
National Rifle Association of India nominates Anjum Moudgil for Khel Ratna, Jaspal Rana for Dronacharya Award
The 26-year-old Moudgil, who started shooting in 2008, is among the first two Indians to have secured quota places in the sport for the Tokyo Olympics.
Acting on the Sports Ministry's directive to send nominations for this year's sports awards, the AIFF did not have much trouble in finalising the names
The process to pick this year's national sports awards has been delayed because of the nation-wide lockdown to combat COVID-19 pandemic and the applications will be invited next month, a Sports Ministry official told PTI.
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges national federations to avoid doing anything which might lead to suspension
Lamenting that archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat were forced to compete under the IOC flag, sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday urged national federations to not be involved in anything that leads to their suspension.
Gaurav Gill says 'don't want to stop for anything' after tragic death of three individuals in crash at Indian National Rally Championship
The incident left Gill's family in shock, so much so that his wife and mother don't want him to drive in an Indian rally again
Jadeja missed the National Awards ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday on the occasion of National Sports Day as he is currently at the Caribbean with the national team.
National Sports Day: All you need to know about its history, list of sporting honours to be bestowed today and more
The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August every year on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Every year, on the same day, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Government of India gives away the sports awards.
Five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma alleges 'ill-treatment' by SAI, threatens to return Arjuna Award
SAI Director General Neelam Kapur instituted an inquiry as per the Visakha Guidelines on sexual harassment and Sharma said he is awaiting a report for last three months
India hockey star Chinglensana Singh Kangujam says Arjuna Award will motivate him to give his all in upcoming tournaments
The National Sports Awards are set to take place on Thursday and Chinglensana Singh Kangujam is among the 19 athletes nominated for the Arjuna.
Arjuna Award-nominated rally driver Gaurav Gill says becoming 'government-certified' athlete will bring recognition to motorsport in India
Drawing a parallel with the state of golf and shooting now compared to 10-15 years ago, Gill is confident that his Arjuna will help his sport reach the masses
National team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu hopes Arjuna Award win will 'serve as an inspiration' to Indian footballers
Gurpreet is the fourth goalkeeper since its inception to have been named for the award, the previous ones being Subrata Paul (2016), Brahmanand Sankhwalkar (1997) and the late Peter Thangaraj (1967)
HS Prannoy expresses frustration over Arjuna Award snub; BAI says it did not recommend shuttler's name in first place
Star shuttler HS Prannoy on Saturday questioned the criteria for Arjuna Award selection, saying knowing people who can push a nomination is more important than performances on court.
Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik in contention for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award; Ravindra Jadeja included in Arjuna Award nominees' list
The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was added for the Khel Ratna by a 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting.
Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia, Anjum Chopra highlight 12-member selection panel for national sports awards
Unlike previous editions, this committee will handpick all the winners of National Sports Awards — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award (for coaches), Dhyan Chand Award (lifetime achievement) and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award.
Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh nominated for Khel Ratna, Chinglensana Singh, Akashdeep Singh up for Arjuna Award
Ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, who has also served as the Indian hockey team's captain, has previously been awarded with the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the Padma Shri in 2017
India's Anup Kumar says he'll continue to stay in touch with kabaddi after announcing retirement from sport
Speaking to the media after announcing his retirement, Anup Kumar said he plans to stay in touch with kabaddi, albeit in a more withdrawn role.