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Elvera Britto, Former India Women's Hockey Captain, Dies At 81

Elvera Britto, Former India Women's Hockey Captain, Dies At 81

Elvera Britto and her sisters Rita and Mae dominated women's domestic hockey circuit in the 60s, helping Karnataka win several national titles.

26 April 2022
National Sports Awards 2021: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj Among Stars Honoured By President Ram Nath Kovind

National Sports Awards 2021: Neeraj Chopra, Mithali Raj Among Stars Honoured By President Ram Nath Kovind

An unprecedented 12 sportspersons were presented with India's highest sporting honour, the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.

13 November 2021

National Sports Awards: Manpreet Singh Added To Khel Ratna Winners; 35 For Arjuna Awards - Check Complete List

Manpreet Singh was originally recommended for the Arjuna award but he joined veteran goalkeeper P R Sreejesh as the second hockey player in the list of...

National Sports Awards: Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Sunil Chhetri Recommended For Khel Ratna

National Sports Awards: Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Sunil Chhetri Recommended For Khel Ratna

PR Sreejesh, Mithali Raj, Pramod Bhagat, Sumit Antil, Avani Lekhara, Krishna Nagar and M Narwal were also recommended for the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna by...

27 October 2021

Ministry Makes Dope Violators Eligible For National Sports Honours, Provided Ban Period Served

The decision will help boxer Amit Panghal, who was nominated twice for the Arjuna award but has not been considered because of a dope violation

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08 September 2021
Devendra Jhajharia, Venkatesh Prasad, L Sarita Devi Named In National Sports Awards Selection Committee

Devendra Jhajharia, Venkatesh Prasad, L Sarita Devi Named In National Sports Awards Selection Committee

This year's awards were delayed after the government decided to wait for India’s performance at both the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo


12 August 2021
National Sports Awards Function Delayed To Include Performers At Tokyo Paralympics

National Sports Awards Function Delayed To Include Performers At Tokyo Paralympics

The Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award are given away each year by the country's president on August 29, the...


01 July 2021
Badminton Association of India Nominates B Sai Praneeth For Khel Ratna With Kidambi Srikanth

Badminton Association of India Nominates B Sai Praneeth For Khel Ratna With Kidambi Srikanth

Praneeth won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championship and is the only men's singles player to have qualified for the Tokyo Games


30 June 2021
National Sports Awards: Sunil Chhetri Nominated For Khel Ratna

National Sports Awards: Sunil Chhetri Nominated For Khel Ratna

Ngangom Bala Devi, who is currently playing for Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League, has been recommended for the coveted Arjuna Award


30 June 2021
National Sports Awards: Tokyo Olympics-bound Wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia Nominated For Arjuna

National Sports Awards: Tokyo Olympics-bound Wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia Nominated For Arjuna

Deepak Punia had won a silver medal at the 2019 World Championship in Nur Sultan while Ravi Dahiya had bagged a bronze along with a ticket to Tokyo Olympics


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30 June 2021
National Sports Awards: NRAI Recommends Shooters Anjum Moudgil, Ankur Mittal For Khel Ratna

National Sports Awards: NRAI Recommends Shooters Anjum Moudgil, Ankur Mittal For Khel Ratna

For the Arjuna awards, the NRAI has recommended the Olympic-bound duo of Elavenil Valarivan and Abhishek Verma


30 June 2021
National Sports Awards: BCCI To Recommend Mithali Raj, Ravi Ashwin For Khel Ratna - Report

National Sports Awards: BCCI To Recommend Mithali Raj, Ravi Ashwin For Khel Ratna - Report

For Arjuna Award, the BCCI is expected to send the names of senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who was ignored last year, K L Rahul and pacer Jasprit Bumrah


29 June 2021
Odisha Government Nominates Sprinter Dutee Chand For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Odisha Government Nominates Sprinter Dutee Chand For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Dutee clocked 11.7 seconds in 100m at the Indian Grand Prix 4 in Patiala last week, missing the automatic Olympic qualification time by 0.02 seconds


29 June 2021
AITA Nominates Ankita Raina, Prajnesh Gunneswaran For Arjuna Awards

AITA Nominates Ankita Raina, Prajnesh Gunneswaran For Arjuna Awards

Ankita and Prajnesh both won singles bronze medals at the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang.


28 June 2021
Simranjit Kaur, Gaurav Solanki Nominated For Arjuna Awards By Boxing Federation

Simranjit Kaur, Gaurav Solanki Nominated For Arjuna Awards By Boxing Federation

Simranjit (60kg) is a 2018 world championships bronze winner and is among the four Indian women boxers who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics


26 June 2021
Hockey India Nominates Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, Deepika For Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet For Arjuna

Hockey India Nominates Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, Deepika For Khel Ratna; Harmanpreet For Arjuna

Vice-captain of India's men's team Harmanpreet Singh and women's team members Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur have also been nominated for the Arjuna awards.


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20 May 2021
Sports Ministry Invites Online Applications For National Sports Awards

Sports Ministry Invites Online Applications For National Sports Awards

The last date of submitting online applications for the National Sports Awards is June 21


09 September 2020
Why Was Jeje Lalpekhlua Overlooked For Arjuna Award - Mizoram Football Association Seeks Answer

Why Was Jeje Lalpekhlua Overlooked For Arjuna Award - Mizoram Football Association Seeks Answer

Jeje Lalpekhlua has been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on three separate occasions, but each time, he was...


29 August 2020
Ultimate Dream Is To Qualify For World Cup: Sandesh Jhingan

Ultimate Dream Is To Qualify For World Cup: Sandesh Jhingan

Respected defender Sandesh Jhingan became the 27th footballer to receive the Arjuna Award


29 August 2020
National Sports Awards : Kiren Rijiju Announces Increased Prize Money

National Sports Awards : Kiren Rijiju Announces Increased Prize Money

Kiren Rijiju made the announcement on the occasion of the 115th birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, which is celebrated as National Sports Day in...


28 August 2020
National Sports Awards 2020 Live Streaming: What Is It, When And Where To Watch, Winners List

National Sports Awards 2020 Live Streaming: What Is It, When And Where To Watch, Winners List

Here's how you can watch President Ram Nath Kovind honour India's chosen sports stars on the 2020 National Sports Day in a unique function


27 August 2020
Three National Sports Award Winners Test Positive For COVID, Not To Attend Virtual Ceremony: SAI

Three National Sports Award Winners Test Positive For COVID, Not To Attend Virtual Ceremony: SAI

The SAI said that 65 of the 74 awardees will attend the first-ever virtual National Sports Awards from its centres across the country due to the pandemic


27 August 2020
Arjuna Awardee Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Tests Positive For COVID-19

Arjuna Awardee Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Tests Positive For COVID-19

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, a men's doubles player, said he is yet to develop any symptoms of the coronavirus infection


24 August 2020
Arjuna Award Is Fruit Of My Hard Work In Last 13 Years: Ishant Sharma

Arjuna Award Is Fruit Of My Hard Work In Last 13 Years: Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma and woman cricketer Deepti were among 27 athletes to be conferred with the Arjuna Award this year


24 August 2020
Survived On One Meal A Day For Nearly A Decade: Arjuna Awardee Sarika Kale

Survived On One Meal A Day For Nearly A Decade: Arjuna Awardee Sarika Kale

Despite facing numerous problems, Sarika Kale said her family backed her and never stopped her from going to play in various tournaments


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