National Sports awards are annual awards conferred to individuals and institutions for excellence in sports. The awards are conferred by the President of India on 29th August which is National Sports Day, marking the birthday of legendary hockey Olympian, Dhyan Chand. The awards include: 

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  • Arjuna Award
  • Dronacharya Award
  • Dhyan Chand Award
  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Maka) Trophy
  • Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards

This year, the selection committee responsible for selecting the winners was headed by a former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma

Complete list of winners

1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: 5 Awardees

Awarded for the most spectacular and outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.

SportspersonSport
Rohit SharmaCricket
Mariyappan T.Para Athletics
Manika BatraTable Tennis
VineshWrestling
RaniHockey

2. Arjuna Award: 27 Awardees

Awarded for consistently outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.

SportspersonSport
Atanu DasArchery
Dutee ChandAthletics
Satwik Sairaj RankireddyBadminton
Chirag Chandrasekhar ShettyBadminton
Vishesh BhriguvanshiBasketball
Subedar Manish KaushikBoxing
Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
Ishant SharmaCricket
Deepti SharmaCricket
Sawant Ajay AnantEquestrian
Sandesh JhinganFootball
Aditi AshokGolf
Akashdeep SinghHockey
DeepikaHockey
DeepakKabaddi
Kale Sarika SudhakarKho Kho
Dattu Baban BhokanalRowing
Manu BhakerShooting
Saurabh ChaudharyShooting
Madhurika Suhas PatkarTable Tennis
Divij SharanTennis
Shiva KeshavanWinter Sports
Divya KakranWrestling
Rahul AwareWrestling
Suyash Narayan JadhavPara Swimming
SandeepPara Athletics
Manish NarwalPara Shooting

3. Dronacharya Award: 13 Awardees

Awarded to coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events. This award is presented in both life-time category and general category

Life-time Category: 8 Awardees
CoachSport
Dharmendra TiwaryArchery
Purushotham RaiAthletics
Shiv SinghBoxing
Romesh PathaniaHockey
Krishan Kumar HoodaKabaddi
Vijay Bhalchandra MunishwarPara Powerlifting
Naresh KumarTennis
Om Parkash DahiyaWrestling
Regular Category: 5 Awardees
CoachSport
Jude Felix SebastianHockey
Yogesh MalviyaMallakhamb
Jaspal RanaShooting
Kuldeep Kumar HandooWushu
Gaurav KhannaPara-Badminton

5. Dhyan Chand Award: 15 Awardees

Awarded for the lifetime contribution towards the development of sports.

SportspersonSport
Kuldip Singh BhullarAthletics
Jincy PhilipsAthletics
Pradeep Shrikrishna GandheBadminton
Trupti MurgundeBadminton
N. UshaBoxing
Lakha SinghBoxing
Sukhvinder Singh SandhuFootball
Ajit SinghHockey
Manpreet SinghKabaddi
J. Ranjith KumarPara Athletics
Satyaprakash TiwariPara Badminton
Manjeet SinghRowing
Sachin NagSwimming
Nandan P BalTennis
Netarpal HoodaWrestling

6. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar: 5 Awardees

Awarded to private and public sector corporate entities and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and its development.

CategoryEntity
Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young TalentLakshya Institute and Army Sports Institute
Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityOil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measuresAir Force Sports Control Board
Sports for DevelopmentInternational Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

7. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Maka) Trophy : 1 Awardee

Awarded to the overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments.

Winner: Panjab University, Chandigarh

8. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award: 8 Awardees

Awarded to recognize the spirit of adventure among the people of the country.

Name of the SportspersonCategory
Anita DeviLand Adventure
Col. Sarfraz SinghLand Adventure
Taka TamutLand Adventure
Narender SinghLand Adventure
Keval Hiren KakkaLand Adventure
Satendra SinghWater Adventure
Gajanand YadavaAir Adventure
Late Shri Magan BissaLife Time Achievement