03 November 2021
The National Sports Awards for the year 2021 were announced by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind will felicitate the awardees on November 13, 2021. The National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Given below is the list of selected sportsperson who will receive these awards this year.
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021:
Name of the SportspersonDisciplineNeeraj ChopraAthleticsRavi KumarWrestlingLovlina BorgohainBoxingSreejesh P.RHockeyAvani LekharaPara ShootingSumit AntilPara AthleticsPramod BhagatPara-BadmintonKrishna NagarPara-BadmintonManish NarwalPara ShootingMithali RajCricketSunil ChhetriFootballManpreet SinghHockey
Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021:
Name of the SportspersonDisciplineArpinder SinghAthleticsSimranjitKaurBoxingShikhar DhawanCricketBhavani Devi Chadalavada Anandha SundhararamanFencingMonikaHockeyVandanaKatariyaHockeySandeepNarwalKabaddiHimaniUttamParabMallakhambAbhishek VermaShootingAnkita RainaTennisDeepak PuniaWrestlingDilpreet SinghHockeyHarman Preet SinghHockeyRupinder Pal SinghHockeySurender KumarHockeyAmitRohidasHockeyBirendraLakraHockeySumitHockeyNilakanta SharmaHockeyHardik SinghHockeyVivek Sagar PrasadHockeyGurjant SinghHockeyMandeep SinghHockeyShamsher SinghHockeyLalit Kumar UpadhyayHockeyVarun KumarHockeySimranjeet SinghHockeyYogeshKathuniyaPara AthleticsNishad KumarPara AthleticsPraveen KumarPara AthleticsSuhashYathirajPara-BadmintonSinghrajAdhanaPara ShootingBhavina PatelPara Table TennisHarvinder SinghPara ArcherySharad KumarPara Athletics
Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2021 (Life-Time Category):
Name of the CoachDisciplineT. P. OusephAthleticsSarkarTalwarCricketSarpal SinghHockeyAshan KumarKabaddiTapan Kumar PanigrahiSwimming
Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2021 (Regular Category):
Name of the CoachDisciplineRadhakrishnan Nair PAthleticsSandhyaGurungBoxingPritamSiwachHockeyJai PrakashNautiyalPara ShootingSubramanian RamanTable Tennis
Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games 2021:
NameDisciplineLekha K.C.BoxingAbhijeetKunteChessDavinder Singh GarchaHockeyVikas KumarKabaddiSajjan SinghWrestling
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021:
CategoryEntity recommended for RashtriyaKhelProtsahanPuraskar, 2021Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young TalentManavRachna Educational InstitutionEncouragement to sports through Corporate Social ResponsibilityIndian Oil Corporation Limited
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021:
- Panjab University: Chandigarh.