National Sports and Adventure Awards presented by President Mukherjee
President Shri Pranab Mukherjee here today conferred National Sports and Adventure Awards Â Â at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
(i)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2015
Ms. Sania Mirza (Tennis) was conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015.
(ii) Dronacharya Awards 2015
Following coaches were conferred with Dronacharya Awards for the year 2015.
|S.No||NAME OF THE COACH||DISCIPLINE|
|1||Shri Naval Singh||Athletics-Para-sports|
|2||Shri Anoop Singh||Wrestling|
|3||Shri Harbans Singh||Athletics- Lifetime|
|4||Shri Swatantar Raj Singh||Boxing- Lifetime|
|5||Shri Nihar Ameen||Swimming-Lifetime|
(iii)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Arjuna Awards 2015
Following sportspersons were conferred with Arjuna Awards for the year 2015:
|1||Naib Subedar Sandeep Kumar||Archery|
|2||Ms. M.R. Poovamma*||Athletics|
|3||Shri Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar||Badminton|
|4||Shri Mandeep Jangra*||Boxing|
|5||Shri Rohit Sharma*||Cricket|
|6||Ms. Dipa Karmakar||Gymnastic|
|7||Shri Sreejesh P.R.||Hockey|
|8||Shri Manjeet Chhillar||Kabaddi|
|9||Ms. Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre||Kabaddi|
|10||Shri Sawarn Singh**||Rowing|
|11||Shri Anup Kumar Yama||Roller Skating|
|12||Shri Jitu Rai||Shooting|
|13||Shri S. Sathish Kumar||Weightlifting|
|15||Ms. Babita Kumari*||Wrestling|
|16||Ms. Yumnam Sanathoi Devi||Wushu|
|17||Shri Sharath M. Gayakwad||Para-Swimming|
*. M.R. Poovamma, Â Mandeep Jangra,Â Rohit Sharma, and Babita Kumari could not attend the Award Ceremony as presently they are participating in international tournaments abroad.
** Shri Swaran Singh could not attend the Award Ceremony as he is admitted in hospital for treatment of an injury.
They will be given Awards later by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports.
(iv)Â Â Â Â Â Â Dhyan Chand Award 2015
Following persons were conferred with Dhyan Chand Awards for the year 2015:
|S. No.||NAME OF THE SPORTSPERSON||DISCIPLINE|
|1||Mr. Romeo James||Hockey|
|2||Mr. Shiv Prakash Mishra||Tennis|
|3||Mr. T.P.P. Nair||Volleyball|
(v) Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2014
Following persons were conferred with Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards for the year 2014.
|1.||Ms. Arunima Sinha||Land Adventure|
|2.||Shri Jot Singh||Land Adventure|
|3.||Wg. Cdr. Paramvir Singh||Water Adventure|
|4.||Lt. Col. (Retd.) Satyendra Verma||Air Adventure|
|5.||Col. (Retd.) Satish Chander Sharma||Life Time Achievement|
(vi) Maulana Abul Kalma Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2014-15
Punjabi University, Patiala was conferred with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for the year 2014-15.
(vii) Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar, 2015
Following entities were conferred with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskarar for the year 2015.
|1.||Identification and nurturing of budding /young talent||Directorate General of Military Training|
|2.||Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility||Coal India Limited|
|3.||Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures||Haryana Police|
|4.||Sports for Development||Sports Coaching Foundation, Hyderabad|