National Sports Awards
The National Sports Awards is the collective name given to the six sports awards of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. They are presented by the President of India in the same ceremony at the Presidential Palace, usually on 29 August Since 2004.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy
The award is named after Abul Kalam Azad one of the senior leaders of Indian independence movement and first Minister of Education in independent India.The award was instituted in 1956 by the Ministry of Education of Government of India It is given to the university for “top performance in the inter-university tournaments” and is presented annually by the President of India.
The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports. The award was launched in 1961 and is presented by the President of India every year. The award comprises “a bronze statuette of Arjuna, certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹15 lakh.
The Dronacharya Award, officially known as Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games, is sports coaching honour of the India. The award was instituted in 1965, where the coaches are honored with a Bronze statue of Guru Dronacharya , a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of ₹15 lakh.
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna formerly known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour of the India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The award was Instituted in 1991–1992. On 6 Augusr, 2021 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award renamed Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. It is given for the most outstanding performance in the field of sports at the international level.
Dhyan Chand Award
Dhyan Chand Award was instituted in the year 2002. It is given to individuals for “lifetime contribution to sports development”.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar
The Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar was introduced by the government in 2009 to encourage involvement of corporates and individuals for “playing a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development”