Current Affairs: National Sports Day: National Sports Awards 2016 Given

2016 National Sports Awards - National Sports Day

National Sports Day 
  • National sports day is celebrated to honor legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand Singh who was born on 29th August, 1905. 
National Sports Awards 2016 
  • President Pranab Mukherjee (29.08.2016) give away the national sports awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of National Sports Day. 
  • On the eve of National Sports Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu Rai at his residence in New Delhi. 
  • He also met the Khel Ratna awardees, Dhyan Chand awardees, Dronacharya awardees, and Tenzing Norgay awardees. 
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2016: 
  • PV Sindhu (badminton), 
  • Dipa Karmakar (gymnastics), 
  • Jitu Rai (shooting) and 
  • Sakshi Malik (wrestling).
Dronacharya Awards 2016: 
  • Nagapuri Ramesh (athletics), 
  • Sagar Mal Dhayal (boxing), 
  • Raj Kumar Sharma (cricket), 
  • Bishweshwar Nandi (gymnastics), 
  • S Pradeep Kumar (swimming, lifetime) and 
  • Mahabir Singh (wrestling, lifetime).
Arjuna Awards 2016: 
  • Rajat Chauhan (archery), 
  • Lalita Babar (athletics), 
  • Sourav Kothari (billiards and snooker), 
  • Shiva Thapa (boxing), 
  • Ajinkya Rahane (cricket), 
  • Subrata Paul (football), 
  • Rani (hockey), V
  • R Raghunath (hockey), 
  • Gurpreet Singh (shooting), 
  • Apurvi Chandela (shooting), 
  • Soumyajit Ghosh (table tennis), 
  • Vinesh (wrestling), 
  • Amit Kumar (wrestling), 
  • Sandeep Singh Mann (para-athletics), V
  • irender Singh (wrestling, deaf).
Dhyan Chand Award 2016: 
  • Satti Geetha (athletics), 
  • Sylvanus Dung Dung (hockey), 
  • Rajendra Pralhad Shelke (rowing).
Tenzing Norgay Award 2016:
  • P. Rajkumar (Sky Diving)
Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar 2016: 


Category Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2016:

1. Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent: 
  • Hockey Citizen Group, 
  • Dadar Parsee Zorostrian cricket club, 
  • Usha School of Athletics, STAIRS.
2. Encouragement to sports through corporate social responsibility: 
  • India Infrastructure Finance Corporate Limited.
3. Employment to Sports-Persons and other welfare measures: 
  • Reserve Bank of India.
4. Sports for Development: 
  • Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2015-16: 
  • Punjabi University, Patiala.

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