National Sports & Adventure Awards 2017 - Complete Winners List in Tamil & English


President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 29.08.2017 conferred National Sports & Adventure Awards 2017 in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. 
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel among the dignitaries who were present on the occasion.
  • President Shri Kovind also interacted with 14 Young Sports achievers who attended the award ceremony. 
  • Four of them were Gold medalists in Asian School Championships for Athletics 2015, 1 Gold medalist in Asian School Championship for Swimming 2016 and 9 were Gold medalists in Gymnasiade conducted by International School Sport Federation in 2016.

  (i)         Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017

Following sportspersons were conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2017.

S. N.
Name of Awardee
Discipline
1.
Shri Sardar Singh
Hockey
2.
Shri Devendra
Para-Athletics




 (ii) Dronacharya Awards 2017

Following coaches were conferred with Dronacharya Awards for the year 2017. 

S. N.
Name of Awardees
Discipline
Dr. R. Gandhi (Posthumously)
Athletics
Shri G.S.S.V. Prasad
Badminton- Lifetime
Shri Braja Bhusan Mohanty
Boxing-Lifetime
Shri P.A. Raphael
Hockey-Lifetime
Shri Sanjoy Chakraverthy
Shooting-Lifetime
Shri Roshan Lal
Wrestling-Lifetime
                  
 The Award for Late Dr. R. Gandhi was received by his wife Dr. Sailaxmi Gandhi.
  
(iii)        Arjuna Awards 2017

Following sportspersons were conferred with Arjuna Awards for the year 2017: 

S. N.
Name of Awardees
Discipline
1.
Ms. Vennam Jyothi Surekha
Archery
2.
Ms. Khushbir Kaur
Athletics
3.
Shri Arokia Rajiv
Athletics
4.
Ms. Prashanti Singh
Basketball
5.
Sub. L. Debendro Singh
Boxing
6.
Shri Cheteshwar Pujara
Cricket
7.
Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur
Cricket
8.
Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi
Football
9.
Shri Shivsankar Prasad Chawrasia
Golf
10.
Shri S.V. Sunil
Hockey
11.
Shri Jasvir Singh
Kabaddi
12.
Shri P.N. Prakash
Shooting
13.
Shri A. Amalraj
Table Tennis
14.
Shri Saketh Sai Myneni
Tennis
15.
Shri Satyawart Kadian
Wrestling
16.
Shri Mariyappan T.
Para-Athletics
17.
Shri Varun Singh Bhati
Para-Athletics

Shri Cheteshwar Pujara selected for Arjuna Award in the discipline of Cricket is presently playing abroad and as such could not attend the Award Ceremony. He will be given award at some later date by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports.

 (iv)       Dhyan Chand Award 2017

Following persons were conferred with Dhyan Chand Awards for the year 2017:

S. N.
Name of Awardees
Discipline
1.
Shri Bhupender Singh
Athletics
2.
Shri Syed Shahid Hakim
Football
3.
Ms. Sumrai Tete
Hockey

 (v) Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017

Following persons were conferred with Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards for the year 2017.

    S. N.
Name of Awardees
Discipline
1.
Smt. Premlata Agrawal
Land Adventure

2.
Shri More Rohan Dattatrey
Water Adventure

3.
Shri Ashok Abbey
Life Time Achievement

4.
Shri Ved Prakash Sharma
Life Time Achievement

  
 (vi) Maulana Abul  Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2016-17

Punjabi University, Patiala was conferred with Maulana  Abul  Kalam  Azad Trophy for the year 2016-17. 

S. N.
Name of Awardee

1.
Punjabi University, Patiala
Winner


 (vii) Rashtriya  Khel   Protsahana  Purushkar, 2017

Following entities were conferred with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskarar for the year 2017.
                    
S. N.
Name of Awardees
Category

1.
Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS)

2.
Encourage to sports through corporate social responsibility
Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO)

3.
Sports for Development
The Golf Foundation

4.
Sports for Development
Reliance Foundation 

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