List of National Sports Awards 2016 [Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Award 2016]

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On the day of National Sports Day, Government of India has announced National Sports Award. Every year on the birth day of Hockey legend Major Dhyanchand, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards are announced by government of india. 

List of National Sports Awards 2016 [Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Award 2016]

National Sports Awards 2016
This year, Olympic medalist won all khel ratna awards. This year three girls and one boy got khel ratna awards. Below are more details about 2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards. 

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards 2016 Winner List

Athelet Name Award Name
PV Sindhu (Badminton) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Sakshi Malik (Wrestler) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Dipa Karmakar (Gymnast) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Jitu Rai (Shooter) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Dronacharya Award 2016

Coach Name Coach of Athlete name
Bishweshwar Nandi Gymnast Dipa Karmakar
Raju Kumar Sharma Cricketer Ishant Sharma & Virat Kohli
Nagapuri Ramesh Athletics
S Pradeep Kumar Swimming
Mahabir Singh Wrestling

Arjuna Awards 2016

Athlete Name Sports
Rajat Chauhan Archery
Lalita Babar Athletics
Sourav Paul Football
Rani Hockey
VR Raghunath Hockey
Gurpreet Singh Shooting
Apurvi chandela Shooting
Soumyajit ghosh Table Tenis
Vinesh phogat Wrestling
Amit Kumar Wrestling
Sandeep Singh Mann Para-athletics
Virender Singh Wrestling

Dhyanchand Awards 2016

Athlete Name Sports
Satti Geetha Athletics
Sylvanus Dung Dung Hockey
Rajendra Pralhad Shelke Rowing

These are the list of awardees that got award today on the day of national sports day. President Pranab Mukharjee handed awards to all the awardees and Cash prize of Rs.7.5lah each to khel ratna awardees. And Rs. 5 lakh each of cash prize to all Arjun Award Winners. 

Also, Sports minister Vijay Goyal has also announced that he will lead the campaign to get Bharat Ratna to Major Dhyanchand (Legend Hockey Player) to President and Prime Minister. In 2009, Vijender Singh, sushil Kumar and MC Mary Kom also got khel ratna awards. India needs to motivate more athletes to get more medals. We are far behind from the countries that have smaller number of population than india and having less infrastructure. 

Though, its good step that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced task force which will make plan for next 3 Olympic. This task force has Indian and foreigner athlete who will help india from choosing athlete for Olympic, their coach and creating infrastructure for athletics.
Source :- http://presidentofindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/PressRelease/2425/1_list_of_awardees__1_.pdf

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