After a large number of nominations were received for National Sports Awards 2017 this year, the sports ministry has decided to confer awards to many sportsperson, coaches, organisations on Tuesday. The awardees were declared based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny. Devendra Jhajharia and Sardar Singh were conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards.
The suggested names were considered by the selection committees consisting of former Olympian, Arjuna awardees, Dronacharya awardees, Dhyan Chand awardees, Sport journalists, experts, commentators and sports administrators.
Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was led by Justice CK Thakkar (former judge of Supreme Court). Selection Committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards was headed by Shri Pullela Gopichand. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
Here’s the detail of National Sports Awards – 2017