Government Sports Awards 2020

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02 November 2021 Current Affairs:The Trophies for 2020 Government Sports Awards were handed over to the winners on 1 November.

♦ The Sports Awards ceremony happened virtually in the middle of the Covid-19 outbreak, winners of the Awards were unable to collect their trophies and citations during the 2020 event.
♦ On August 29, 2020, the Sports Ministry presented a total of 74 National Sports Awards, including 27 Arjuna Awards and 5 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards.
♦ Highlights of the occasion include the presence of  Vinesh Phogat and Ishant Sharma.
♦ National Sports Award is the collective name for ‘six sports awards’ in India. The award is presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020
♦ Rohit Sharma (Cricket)
♦ Manika Batra (Table Tennis) 
♦ Mariyappan Thangavelu (Para-Athletics)
♦ Rani Rampal (Hockey)
♦ Vinesh Phogat (Wrestling).

Arjuna Award 2020
♦ Atanu Das (Archery)
♦ Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty (Badminton)
♦ Dutee Chand (Athletics)
♦ Ishant Sharma (Cricket)
♦ Deepti Sharma (Cricket)
♦ Divya Kakran (Wrestling) et al.

Dronacharya Award (Life-Time Category) 2020
♦ Naresh Kumar (Tennis)
♦ Romesh Pathania (Hockey)
♦ Dharmendra Tiwary (Archery)
♦ Om Parkash Dahiya (Wrestling) et al.

Dhyan Chand Award 2020
♦ Kuldip Singh Bhullar (Athletics)
♦ Lakha Singh (Boxing)
♦ Trupti Murgunde (Badminton)
♦ N Usha(Boxing)
♦ Manpreet Singh (Kabaddi)
♦ Nandan Bal (Tennis) et al.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar
♦ Identification and Nurturing of Budding & Young Talent category-  Lakshya Institute & Army Sports Institute.
♦ Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility category-  Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd.
♦ Employment of sportspersons & sports welfare measures category- Air Force Sports Control Board.


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