Dronacharya Award

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
Sports Ministry withdraws Heera Nand Kataria's name for Dronacharya award

Sports Ministry withdraws Heera Nand Kataria's name for Dronacharya award

Heera Nand Kataria was recommended by a committee headed by former shuttler Pullela Gopichand. The recommendations were also approved by Sports Minister Vijay Goel.

Aug 27, 2017, 10:06 AM IST
Athletics, hockey reportedly dominate recommendations for Dhyan Chand, Dronacharya Awards

Athletics, hockey reportedly dominate recommendations for Dhyan Chand, Dronacharya Awards

Both these awards may not be the glamour awards like the Khel Ratna and the Arjuna Award but their importance cannot be underestimated.

Aug 05, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Virat Kohli a better Test player despite massive success in ODIs, says coach Raj Kumar Sharma

Virat Kohli a better Test player despite massive success in ODIs, says coach Raj Kumar Sharma

Kohli's aggressive nature of play has earned him the reputation arguably the best batsmen around, especially in ODIs and T20Is.

Oct 24, 2016, 19:19 PM IST
Our award selection policy is fair and transparent: Sarbananda​ Sonowal

Our award selection policy is fair and transparent: Sarbananda​ Sonowal

 Plagued by controversies they might be, but Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said there is no need to review the selection policy for the National Sports Awards.

Aug 30, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

Vinod Kumar relieved to get Dronacharya after Delhi High Court intervention

Former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar on Friday expressed relief and contentment over Delhi High Court's directive to the Centre to confer Dronacharya award to him.

Aug 28, 2015, 22:14 PM IST
HC asks govt to give Dronacharya award to ex-wrestling coach

HC asks govt to give Dronacharya award to ex-wrestling coach

The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the government to confer Dronacharya Award 2015 on former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar, saying it was "alarming" that the selection committee had not considered the accolades conferred on him.

Aug 28, 2015, 20:01 PM IST

HC asks Centre to give Dronacharya award to ex-wrestling coach

Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Centre to confer Dronacharya award on former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar.

Aug 28, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

Coach to file petition in Delhi HC for Dronacharya snub

 Former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar will be filing a petition in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday against the Dronacharya Award selection committee for ignoring him for the prestigious honour.

Aug 17, 2015, 19:31 PM IST

Anoop Singh, Naval Singh recommended for Dronacharya Award

Wrestling coach Anoop Singh and Paralympics coach Naval Singh were among the five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel today.

Aug 14, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

DU sports quota: Arjuna, Dronacharya winners to assess aspirants

Delhi University (DU) is roping in Arjuna and Dronacharya award winners to assess the candidates seeking admission under the sports quota to its undergraduate courses.

Jun 11, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Mahavir Phogat overlooked for Dronacharya Award again

Despite training three Commonwealth Games gold medallists, women`s wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat has been ignored for the Dronacharya Award for the third consecutive year.

Aug 11, 2014, 19:59 PM IST

G Manoharan, Mahaveer Prasad among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards

Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing`s Jose Jacob and wrestling`s Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year`s Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh Monday.

Aug 11, 2014, 17:04 PM IST

Athletic coach A K Kutty dies

Eminent athletic coach A K Kutty, who trained some of country`s leading track-and-field stars like M D Valsamma, died here on Wednesday, family sources said.

Sep 25, 2013, 11:28 AM IST

Randhawa questions Dronacharya to KP Thomas

Former hurdler and Athletics Federation of India`s selection panel head GS Randhawa has protested the Dronacharya award to be conferred on KP Thomas and questioned the Keralite`s claims of mentoring stars like Anju Bobby George in a letter to the Sports Ministry.

Aug 19, 2013, 13:52 PM IST

Purnima was a deserving candidate for Dronacharya: JAA

Jharkhand Archery Association (JAA) on Tuesday lauded the decision to recommended coach Purnima Mahato for the prestigious Dronacharya award.

Aug 13, 2013, 16:40 PM IST

Purnima Mahato, Narendra Saini recommended for Dronacharya

Long-serving archery coach Purnima Mahato and women`s hockey coach Narendra Singh Saini were among five who were today recommended for the prestigious Dronacharya award this year.

Aug 08, 2013, 15:58 PM IST

WFI recommends Raj Singh for Dronacharya award

The Wrestling Federation of India has recommended the names of its general secretary Raj Singh and veteran Guru Jasram for the Dronacharya Award.

May 29, 2013, 17:47 PM IST

Dronacharya awardee Kabaddi coach faints after MLA’s remarks on her attire

Dronacharya awardee and national-level Kabaddi coach Sunil Dabas on Friday fainted and fell down from the dais, apparently after hearing a remark on her attire by a Congress MLA.

Mar 23, 2013, 16:45 PM IST

Foreign coach would benefit women boxers: Mary Kom

After making the country proud with her bronze medal-winning feat in the London Olympics, M C Mary Kom today said that training under foreign coaches will be beneficial for women boxers of the country.

Aug 29, 2012, 17:16 PM IST