List of National Sports Awards 2016, Check out the Winners!



Awards have always been the best way to encourage champions. National Sports Awards are one of the most awaited awards for the ‘Indian athletes’. National Sports Awards are given to candidates who have performed exceptionally well in their respective sports field.


These awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.


National Sports Awards are given to any sportsperson who has contributed in any field of sport. Be it the player, coach or organizer of any sport.


Selection Committee for National Sports Awards 

After a long discussion about the nominations, Selection Committees consisting of former Olympians, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sports Journalists/ Experts /Commentators and sports administrators decided the awardees for National Sports Winners 2016.


Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Justice S.K. Agarwal, Retired Delhi High Court Judge.


Selection Committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards was headed by Ms. M.C. Mary Kom.


Selection Committee for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar was headed by Shri Rajiv Yadav, Secretary (Sports).


Below the article you can get the complete list of National Sports Winners 2016.


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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016

This award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years in international sports.


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and a cash prize of INR 7.5 lakh each.


S. No. Name of the Awardee Discipline
1. Ms. P.V. Sindhu Badminton
2. Ms. Dipa Karmakar Gymnastics
3. Shri Jitu Rai Shooting
4. Ms. Sakshi Malik Wrestling



Dronacharya Awards 2016

This award is given to coaches for giving the mastery skills to the students and let them succeed in their field.

This award is for coaches for producing medals in international sports championship.




Dronacharya awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and a cash prize of INR 5 lakh each.


Here is the list of awardees of dronacharya award 2016.


S. No. Name of the Awardee Discipline
1 Shri Nagapuri Ramesh Athletics
2 Shri Sagar Mal Dhayal Boxing
3. Shri Raj Kumar Sharma Cricket
4. Shri Bishweshwar Nandi Gymnastics
5. Shri S. Pradeep Kumar Swimming (Lifetime)
6. Shri Mahabir Singh Wrestling (Lifetime)


Arjuna Award 2016

This Award is the second highest award in sports among Indian nationals.




This award is given to the sports person for consistently outstanding performance for four years.


S. No. Name of the Awardee Discipline
1. Shri Rajat Chauhan Archery
2. Ms. Lalita Babar Athletics
3. Shri Sourav Kothari Billiards & Snooker
4. Shri Shiva Thapa Boxing
5. Shri Ajinkya Rahane Cricket
6. Shri Subrata Paul Football
7. Ms. Rani Hockey
8. Shri Raghunath V.R. Hockey
9. Shri Gurpreet Singh Shooting
10. Ms. Apurvi Chandela Shooting
11. Shri Soumyajit Ghosh Table Tennis
12. Ms. Vinesh Wrestling
13. Shri Amit Kumar Wrestling
14. Shri Sandeep Singh Mann Para-Athletics
15. Shri Virender Singh Wrestling (Deaf)


Dhyan Chand Award 2016

This award is given to the sportsman who has dedicated his entire life to the development of any sport.



Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and a cash prize of INR 5 lakh.

S. No. Name of the Awardee Discipline
1 Ms. Satti Geetha Athletics
2 Shri Sylvanus Dung Dung Hockey
3 Shri Rajendra Pralhad Shelke Rowing


Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar, 2016

This award is given to the sports person who is spotted in the development of sports.




This award is given to a sportsperson who has played a vital role in promoting any sport. That person can be from the private sector or public sector.

 Rashitriya Khel Protsahan Purushkar awardees will be awarded by Trophies and certificates.


S. No. Category Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar, 2016
1. Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent 1.Hockey Citizen Group2.Dadar Parsee Zorostrian cricket club3.Usha School of Athletics

2. Encouragement to sports through corporate social responsibility India Infrastructure Finance Corporate Limited
3. Employment to sportspersons and other welfare measures Reserve Bank of India
4. Sports for Development Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society


These awards are many times asked in IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB and IBPS SO, computer-based exams. These awards are also asked in SSC CGL and SSC CHSL Exams.


Mualana Abul Kalam Azad Award (MAKA) Trophy 2016

This trophy is given to the university who has performed extremely good in inter-university tournaments.


The winner will get the trophy from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Winner: Punjabi University (Patiala)


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