The Union Government has announced names of recipients of Dronacharya Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar for year the 2015. The awardees will receive the awards from the President Pranab Mukherjee at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhawan to be held on 29 August 2015 –The National Sports Day.
List of Recipients:
About the Awards:
- Presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the Dronacharya Award is given for excellence in sports coaching.
- It was instituted in 1985.
Dhyan Chand Award:
- The highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games, the Dhyan Chand award is given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
- The Award was instituted in the year 2002.
- The award has been named after the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand who is also known as the Wizard of Hockey.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar:
- The Award is given to entities, both in public sector and private sector and non-governmental organizations, with a view to recognizing the contribution made to sports development.
- It was introduced in 2009.
- It has four categories –
- Identification and nurturing of budding/young talent
- Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility
- Employment of sports persons and sports welfare measures
- Sports for Development