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NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2017




2017 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

It is India’s highest sporting award given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.

Recipients : 
Devendra (Para Athletics), 
Sardar Singh (Hockey).

2017 Dronacharya Award
It bestowed upon coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events.

Recipients :
Dr. R. Gandhi (Athletics), 
Heera Nand Kataria (Kabaddi),
G.S.S.V. Prasad (Badminton), 
Brij Bhushan Mohanty (Boxing), 
P.A. Raphel (Hockey), 
Sanjoy Chakraverthy (Shooting) and 
Roshan Lal (Wrestling).

2017 Arjuna Award

It is India’s second highest sporting award bestowed upon sportsperson for consistently outstanding performance for four years.

Recipients are: 
V.J. Surekha (Archery), 
Khushbir Kaur (Athletics), 
Arokia Rajiv (Athletics), 
Prasanthi Singh (Basketball), LaishramDebendro Singh (Boxing), 
Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket), 
Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket), 
OinamBembem Devi (Football), 
S.S.P. Chawrasia (Golf), S.V. Sunil (Hockey), 
Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi), 
P. N. Prakash (Shooting), 
A. Amalraj (Table Tennis), 
Saketh Myneni (Tennis), 
SatyawartKadian (Wrestling), Mariyappan (Para-Athletics) and 
Varun Singh Bhati (Para-Athletics).

2017 Dhyan Chand Award

It is bestowed upon sportspersons for life time contribution to sports development.

Recipients 
Bhupender Singh (Athletics), 
Syed Shahid Hakim (Football), 
Sumarai Tete (Hockey).









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