Arjuna Award

Watch: President Kovind confers Khel Ratna to Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh

Watch: President Kovind confers Khel Ratna to Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh

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

Aug 29, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Major Dhyan Chand: All you need to know about the man behind 'National Sports Day'

Major Dhyan Chand: All you need to know about the man behind 'National Sports Day'

Dhyan Chand is arguably the greatest sportsperson that India has ever produced. It is not surprising that the Government decided to celebrate his birthday as the National Sports Day of the country.

Aug 29, 2017, 09:29 AM IST
Arjuna Award will motivate me to continue working hard, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Arjuna Award will motivate me to continue working hard, says Cheteshwar Pujara

During the second Test against Sri Lanka, Pujara became the joint second-fastest Indian batsman to 4,000 Test runs, reaching the milestone in his 84th innings

Aug 22, 2017, 23:14 PM IST
Oinam Bembem Devi becomes only second women’s footballer to bag Arjuna Award

Oinam Bembem Devi becomes only second women’s footballer to bag Arjuna Award

It is a great news for football, women’s sport and the north east, all may consider it as a personal honour.

Aug 20, 2017, 19:02 PM IST
SSP Chawrasia’s nomination confirmed for Arjuna award

SSP Chawrasia’s nomination confirmed for Arjuna award

Chawrasia has had a fine career, scooping 16 titles at the international level. Among those wins, four have come on the prestigious European tour. When the 39-year-old gets the award, he will become the 19th golfer to get the honour.

Aug 20, 2017, 16:53 PM IST
Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

Rohan Bopanna, Deepa Malik miss out as Sports Ministry accept Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards recommendations without any changes

The award selection panel, earlier this month, had announced the list of recommendation for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award. Rio Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia and former Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh – were on the list for Khel Ratna award in the country; while Cheteshwar Pujara, Harmanpreet Kaur along with 17 others were on the list for the Arjuna award.

Aug 19, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Rohan Bopanna blasts AITA for failing to send his name for Arjuna Award before deadline

Rohan Bopanna blasts AITA for failing to send his name for Arjuna Award before deadline

Regardless of all his words, Bopanna did take the opportunity to congratulate the 29-year-old on receiving the award. "I want to take this platform to congratulate Saketh Myneni on receiving this award. I couldn't be more proud as I have seen him grow into the player and the man he is today," he mentioned in his statement.

Aug 05, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Paralympian Mariyappan ​Thangavelu ​thrilled to be recommended for Arjuna Award ​

Paralympian Mariyappan ​Thangavelu ​thrilled to be recommended for Arjuna Award ​

The athlete from a hamlet in Salem district, said his aim now was to perform well in next year's Asian Para Games and the Commonwealth Games. 

Aug 03, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
BCCI ignores Mithali Raj's name for Khel Ratna; recommends ​Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for Arjuna award

BCCI ignores Mithali Raj's name for Khel Ratna; recommends ​Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for Arjuna award

Other entries for the Khel Ratna award are – former Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh, boxer Manoj Kumar, and the four Paralympic medallists – Deepa Malik, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariappan Thagaveluu and Varun Singh Bhati. 

Aug 03, 2017, 11:42 AM IST
Virender Sehwag, PT Usha named in 12-member Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

Virender Sehwag, PT Usha named in 12-member Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee

The Committee, to be headed by Justice (retd) C K Thakkar, will meet on August 3 to select this year's awardees.

Jul 27, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
N Sikki Reddy, B Sumeeth Reddy nominated for Arjuna award by BAI

N Sikki Reddy, B Sumeeth Reddy nominated for Arjuna award by BAI

Sikki and Sumeeth, who tied the knot in February, have been consistently performing well for India and are regulars in the national team.

May 06, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
Wrestlers Sandeep Tomar, Hardeep Singh nominated for Arjuna award

Wrestlers Sandeep Tomar, Hardeep Singh nominated for Arjuna award

Sandeep won the Commonwealth and Asian Championship gold medals last year. Hardeep, on the other hand, claimed a silver at the Asian meet and a gold at the Commonwealth Championships.

May 06, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
BCCI recommends Cheteshwar Pujara's name for Arjuna award

BCCI recommends Cheteshwar Pujara's name for Arjuna award

The 30-year-old Pujara has scored 3798 runs in 48 Tests at an average of 51 plus. He has so far hit 11 hundreds in Tests along with 14 half-centuries.

May 01, 2017, 21:07 PM IST
Somdev Devvarman retires from professional tennis

Somdev Devvarman retires from professional tennis

Devvarman won gold medals at the Guangzhou Asiad and Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Jan 01, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
Honor Trolling: How Saina Nehwal's dignified silence allowed fans to settle 'patriotism' debate among themselves

Honor Trolling: How Saina Nehwal's dignified silence allowed fans to settle 'patriotism' debate among themselves

Saina was announced as Huawei’s sub-brand Honor’s India brand ambassador.

Dec 15, 2016, 18:21 PM IST
Kalam Ko Salaam: On Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, Virender Sehwag pays SPECIAL tribute

Kalam Ko Salaam: On Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary, Virender Sehwag pays SPECIAL tribute

APJ Abdul Kalam was the 11th president of India from 2002 to2007. He was also known as the Missile Man of India.

Oct 15, 2016, 12:51 PM IST
Star cricketers Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred with Arjuna Award

Star cricketers Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred with Arjuna Award

The awardees are given a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress and prize money of Rs 5 lakh.

Sep 16, 2016, 20:16 PM IST
Rio medal winners to be considered for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

Rio medal winners to be considered for Khel Ratna, Arjuna

The medal winners in individual events who have already not been conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in the past will be considered for the highest sporting honour.

May 24, 2016, 13:01 PM IST
Virat Kohli recommended for Khel Ratna by BCCI, Ajinkya Rahane for Arjuna Award

Virat Kohli recommended for Khel Ratna by BCCI, Ajinkya Rahane for Arjuna Award

The mainstay of Indian batting line up, in all three formats, Kohli has been going through a purple patch with the willow.

May 03, 2016, 13:00 PM IST
 Arjuna award-winning boxer Manoj Kumar blasts Kanhaiya Kumar in Facebook post

 Arjuna award-winning boxer Manoj Kumar blasts Kanhaiya Kumar in Facebook post

The boxer stated that he was skeptical at first about commenting on this issue.

Mar 06, 2016, 12:11 PM IST