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Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry invites nominations for Sports Awards 2021

Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry invites nominations for Sports Awards 2021

Kohima, May 21 (NEx): The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports invited nominations for Sports Awards 2021 which is given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistent outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award is for the coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events whereas Dhyan Chand Award is for life time contribution to sports development.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar is given to the corporate entities and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy is given to university for overall top performance in inter-university tournaments.

The notifications inviting nominations/applications for these sports awards for the year 2021 has been uploaded on the website (www.yas.nic.in) of Ministry.

The nominations/applications from the eligible sportspersons/coaches/entities/ universities are invited for the award and are to be e-mailed to surendra.yadav@nic.in OR girnish.kumar@nic.in.

Last date for receipt of nominations is June 21st, 2021 (Monday) upto 5.00 pm. Nominations received after last date will not be considered, a report from PIB said.