Arjuna Award 2013 Winners. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2013. Dronacharya Awards 2013, Dhyan Chand Awards 2013, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, Arjuna Awards 2013 Winners.
Arjuna Awards for year 2013 – 15 sportspersons picked for the Arjuna Award 2013 by the selection committee in New Delhi. Double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, the first Indian to win two back-to-back World Cup gold medals, was recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2013. Star cricketer Virat Kohli and India’s latest badminton sensation PV Sindhu were among 15 sportsperson to be given Arjuna Award 2013.
Following are the recommended sports person for Prestigious Arjuna Awards and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2013.
A. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:
|1.||Mr. Ronjon Sodhi||Shooting|
B. Arjuna Awards:
|1.||Ms. Chekrovolu Swuro||Archery|
|2.||Ms. Kavita Chahal||Boxing|
|3.||Mr. Rupesh Shah||Billiards & Snooker|
|4.||Mr. Virat Kohli||Cricket|
|5.||Mr. Abhijeet Gupta||Chess|
|6.||Mr. Gagan Jeet Bhullar||Golf|
|7.||Ms. Saba Anjum||Hockey|
|8.||Ms. Rajkumari Rathore||Shooting|
|9.||Ms. Joshna Chinnappa||Squash|
|10.||Ms. Mouma Das||Table Tennis|
|11.||Ms. Neha Rathi||Wrestling|
|12.||Mr. Dharmender Dalal||Wrestling|
|13.||Mr. Amit Kumar Saroha||Athletics (Para)|
C. Dronacharya Awards for 2013:
|1.||Ms. Poornima Mahato||Archery|
|2.||Mr. Mahavir Singh||Boxing|
|3.||Mr. Narinder Singh Saini||Hockey|
|4.||Mr. K.P. Thomas||Athletics*|
|5.||Mr. Raj Singh||Wrestling*|
* Lifetime contribution in coaching
D. Dhyan Chand Awards:
|1.||Ms. Mary D’souza Sequeira||Athletics|
|2.||Mr. Syed Ali||Hockey|
|3.||Mr. Anil Mann||Wrestling|
|4.||Mr. Girraj Singh||Para Sports (Athletics)|
E. Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards-2012:
|1.||Basant Singh Roy||Mountaineering|
|2.||Major Ranveer Singh Jamwal||Mountaineering|
|3.||Lt. Cdr. Abhilash Tomy||Sailing|
|4.||Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh Siddhu||Hang Gliding|
F. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar
|Sl. No.||Category||Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, 2013|
|1.||Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent||Dr. U.K. Mishra, Founder and President, National Sports Academy, Allahabad|
|2.||Financial Support for Sports Excellence||Services Sports Control Board|
|3.||Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence||Pullela Gopichand Academy of Badminton, Hyderabad|
|4.||Employment of Sportspersons and sports welfare measures.||Petroleum Sports Promotion Board|
G. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy:
|1.||Guru Nanak Dev Vishwavidyalay, Amritsar||2010-11|
|2.||Punjabi Vishwavidyalay, Patiala||2011-12|
|3.||Punjabi Vishwavidyalay, Patiala||2012-13|
National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
The Government has looked into the various news reports and grievances of different sportspersons. It has also consulted the Chairpersons of the Committees. A separate enquiry has also been conducted by Secretary, Sports. After due consideration, the Government has decided to accept the recommendations of the Committees. The Government wishes them all the best and hopes that they too will be part of the pantheon of winners in the coming years.
Apart from a medal and a citation, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh. Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, citations and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each. Recipients of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar will be given Trophies.
The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 31, 2013.