The Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry has invited nominations for National Sports Awards 2021. The notifications inviting nominations or applications for these awards have been uploaded on the website of Ministry www.yas.nic.in.
The nominations or applications from the eligible sportspersons, coaches, entities, universities are invited for the award and are to be e-mailed to [email protected] or [email protected]. Last date for receipt of nominations is 21st of next month upto 5 pm. Nominations received after the last date will not be considered. Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years, Arjuna Award is given for consistent outstanding performance for four years, Dronacharya Award goes to the coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events whereas Dhyan Chand Award is for life time contribution to sports development.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar is given to the corporate entities and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development. Maulana AbulKalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy is given to the university for overall top performance in inter-university tournaments.