President confers National Sports Awards 2019 and National Adventure Awards 2018

New Delhi: The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind conferred National Sports Awards 2019and National Adventure Awards, 2018 in a ceremony held at RashtrapatiBhawanhere today. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri KirenRijiju was among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

Following sportspersons were conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2019:

 

S.No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1. Ms. Deepa Malik Para Athletics

 

Following sportspersons were conferred with Dronacharya Awards for the year 2019:

Regular Category

S.No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1. Sh. Vimal Kumar Badminton
2. Sh. Sandeep Gupta Table tennis

 

Life-Time Category

S.No. Name of the Coach Discipline
1. Sh. Merzban Patel Hockey
2. Sh. Rambir Singh Khokhar Kabaddi
3. Sh. Sanjay Bhardwaj Cricket

 

Following sportspersons were conferred withArjuna Awards for the year 2019:

 

S.No. Name of the Sportsperson Discipline
1. Sh. S. Bhaskaran Body Building
2. Ms. Sonia Lather Boxing
3. Sh. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam Hockey
4. Sh. Ajay Thakur Kabaddi
5. Sh. Gaurav Singh Gill Motor Sports
6. Sh. PramodBhagat Para Sports (Badminton)
7. Sh. HarmeetRajul Desai Table Tennis
8. Ms. Pooja Dhanda Wrestling
9. Sh. Fouaad Mirza Equestrian
10. Sh. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Football
11. Ms. Poonam Yadav Cricket
12. Ms. Swapna Barman Athletics
13. Sh. Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth Badminton
14. Sh. Simran Singh Shergill Polo

 

Following sportspersons were conferred with Dhyan Chand Awards for the year 2019.

 

S.No. Name Discipline
Sh. Manuel Fredricks Hockey
Sh. Arup Basak Table Tennis
Sh. Manoj Kumar Wrestling
Sh. NittenKirrtane Tennis
Sh. C. Lalremsanga Archery

 

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards, 2018 were conferred on the following:

 

Sl. No. Name Category
1. Ms. Aparna Kumar Land Adventure
2. Late Shri Dipankar Ghosh (Award received by his family member) Land Adventure
3. Shri Manikandan K. Land Adventure
4. Shri Prabhat Raju Koli Water Adventure
5. Shri RameshwerJangra Air Adventure
6. Shri Wangchuk Sherpa Life Time Achievement

 

Following entities were conferred with Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar for the year 2019.

 

S. No. Category Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar, 2019
1. Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent’
  1. GaganNarang Sports Promotion Foundation
  2. GoSports Foundation
2. Sports for Development

 

Rayalaseema Development Trust

 

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (MAKA) TROPHY, 2019 has been conferred on Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Apart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees have received a cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh. Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees received statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh each. A trophy and citation has been given to the entity in the Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar, 2019.Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awardees have received a statuette, certificates and cash award of Rs. 5 lakh each. Punjab University which is overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments has been given MAKA Trophy, award money of Rs. 15 lakh and certificate.