Some Arjuna Awards are given pre-maturely: Heena Sidhu
Some Arjuna Awards are given pre-maturely: Heena Sidhu

 Arjuna Awards and controversy go hand in hand but top Indian shooter Heena Sidhu feels some athletes are bestowed with the prestigious honour before their time. "I think every year there will be a controversy over awards and some or the other deserving athlete will miss out. Having said that, some of the decsions taken are pre-mature. I am sure there is a more efficient system to pick the athletes," Heena, who was conferred the Arjuna Award along with 13 other athletes at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here today, told PTI.

`Insulted` Manoj Kumar to file case against Sports Ministry

Feeling "insulted" after his name was not added to this year`s list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday said he would sue the Sports Ministry for the "injustice" meted out to him.

Conspiracy to keep Manoj out: Brother

Manoj Kumar`s elder brother Rajesh Kumar, who also coached the Commonwealth Games gold medallist, on Tuesday lashed out at the Kapil Dev-led selection committee for sticking to its stand of not considering the boxer for the Arjuna Awards and called it a "conspiracy".

No changes to Arjuna Awards recommendation list

The controversial recommendation of boxer Jai Bhagwan and squash player Anaka Alankamony for the prestigious Arjuna Awards stands after the Kapil Dev-led selection committee met again today and decided not to make any changes in the original 15-athlete list.

Kapil Dev to head Arjuna Award selection committee

Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev will head the Arjuna Awards selection committee for choosing this year`s outstanding sportspersons of the country while former hockey skipper Ajitpal Singh is likely to be in charge of selecting the Dronacharya awardees.

Ministry issues guidelines for Arjuna Awards criteria

To avoid any controversy on the criteria for giving away Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry on Friday decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

HC asks Centre to consider sportsman`s plea

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre to consider a sportsman`s plea that he should be selected for Arjuna awards on the basis of his achievements in the game of Ten Pin Bowling.

Will not attend Arjuna Award function: Renjith Maheshwary

Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary said on Saturday that he will not go for the Arjuna Awards function to be held in later in the day in Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital.

Former athletes protest over deletion of Joseph`s name

Kerala sportspersons today came down against the controversial deletion of the name of Tom Joseph, former International spiker from the list of those selected for Arjuna award.

I did not get any invite from Sports Ministry: Shastri

Former India cricket captain Ravi Shastri today rejected criticism for not attending the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards committee meeting, saying that he was never informed by the Sports Ministry about it.

Ministry announces Sports Awards, 25 Arjuna trophies this year

An unprecedented 25 sportspersons will be conferred with the Arjuna awards this year.

President presents Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards

President Pratibha Patil presented the National Sports awards to the winners at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President presents Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards

President Pratibha Patil presented the National Sports awards to the winners at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Three Air India employees in Arjuna Awards list

Indian women`s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami, kabaddi player Dinesh Kumar and chess prodigy Parimarjan Negi are the three Air India employees who would be conferred the Arjuna Awards by President of India Pratibha Patil.

Three Air India employees in Arjuna Awards list

Indian women`s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami, kabaddi player Dinesh Kumar and chess prodigy Parimarjan Negi are the three Air India employees who would be conferred the Arjuna Awards by President of India Pratibha Patil.