National Sports Awards 2023 | Arjuna Award | Khel Ratna Award: In the latest announcement for the National Sports Awards 2023, the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award will be conferred upon Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty and Rankireddy Satwik Sai Raj for their remarkable contributions to Badminton.
Additionally, Arjuna Awards will be bestowed upon 26 outstanding sportspersons, with Indian pacer Mohammed Shami among the recipients, in recognition of their exceptional performances in Sports and Games during 2023.
The National Sports Awards constitute a set of prestigious recognitions presented annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Republic of India. These awards are bestowed in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, typically held on August 29. In addition to the traditional sports awards, the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award has been included since 2004.
The six distinguished sports awards are the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, Dhyan Chand Award, and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.
Arjuna Awards 2023 Winners List
Arjuna Award was instituted in the year 1961. It is given to sportspersons for “consistent outstanding performance” over the period of last four years. The award comprises “a bronze statuette of Arjuna, certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹15 lakh.
|Ojas Pravin Deotale
|Aditi Gopichand Swami
| Mohameed Hussamuddin
| R Vaishali
| Krishan Bahadur Pathak
| Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu
| Pawan Kumar
| Ritu Negi
| Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar
| Esha Singh
| Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu
| Ayhika Mukherjee
| Sunil Kumar
| Naorem Roshibina Devi
| Sheetal Devi
|Illuri Ajay Kumar Reddy
Dronacharya Award 2023 Winners List
Dronacharya Award instituted in the year 1985, it is given to coaches for “producing medal winners at prestigious international events”. The award comprises “a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹15 lakh.
|Mahaveer Prasad Saini
|Ganesh Prabhakar Devrukhkar
|Jaskirat Singh Grewal
|Jayanta Kumar Pushilal
Dhyan Chand Award
Dhyan Chand Award was instituted in the year 2002. It is given to individuals for “lifetime contribution to sports development”. The award comprises “a Dhyan Chand statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹10 lakh.
Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games 2023
Manjusha Kanwar – Badminton
Vineet Kumar Sharma – Hockey
Kavitha Selvaraj – Kabaddi
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy was instituted in the year 1956–1957. It is given to the university for “top performance in the inter-university tournaments” over the period of the last one year.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy 2023 Winners List
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – Overall winner university
Lovely Professional University, Punjab – 1st runner up University
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 2nd runner up University