This year, the sports ministry's selection committee recommended five athletes, including star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat among others for the Khel Ratna, while selecting 27 for the Arjuna awards.
Over his storied career, Rai had trained international athletes like Murali Kuttan, Ashwini Nachappa, MK Asha, EB Shyla, Rosa Kutty and GG Pramila, and he also accompanied the Indian team as coach for the 1987 World Athletics Championship
National Sports Awards 2020: Prize money for all award categories to be increased substantially, say reports
Currently, the Khel Ratna comes with a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, while the Arjuna Award winners get Rs 5 lakh,
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award, which are conferred every year by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29 August.
The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, Dronacharya award and the Dhyan Chand award
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.
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.
Gopi's blossoming badminton career could so easily have been nipped in the bud, well before his hit his prime, by a terrible injury to his left knee in 1994 when he was 21, and beginning to crank up the pressure on all his rivals.
Mukherji, who was the first Dronacharya awardee in table tennis, did his schooling and graduation from Ajmer where his father was a medical practitioner.
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.
Manika Batra says recent results at German, Swedish Open justify split from childhood coach Sandeep Gupta
Manika, a multiple-time CWG gold medallist and Asian Games bronze medallist, is confident of returning to the top-50 soon
"There should be a Dronacharya award at grass root level as well. There should be a system which recognises the coaches at all levels. There should be a grass root level coach, an intermediate level coach, an excellence coach. Incentives should be given at all levels," said Narang
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.
Jaspal Rana, a multiple medallist at top international events, is the coach who groomed teen shooting sensations such as Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and Anish Bhanwala who went to bag several medals at the world stage.
The 69-year-old Patel, better known as 'Bawa' in Mumbai hockey who has nurtured a few future Olympians at a young age, also feels that he was more of a mentor to the upcoming players.
Mary Kom compared her case to Badminton where she says that the proven performers like PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal aren't expected to give selection trials
Abhinav Bindra lambasts Dronacharya Award selection panel for overlooking seasoned shooting coach Jaspal Rana
Abhinav Bindra said that the selection panel wasn't mindful of Jaspal Rana's contribution to Indian shooting as he has groomed many medal winners for India
Champion boxer MC Mary Kom on Saturday recused herself from the Dronacharya Award selection panel in order to avoid conflict of interest as her personal coach Chhotelal Yadav was in contention.
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.