Dronacharya Award is given for

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Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 15th March 2015 in Sports.
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RE: Dronacharya Award is given for


Dronacharya is Indian award given to those personalities who give a great contribution in Sports Coaching. Dronacharya award instituted in 1985 by the Government of India. O M Nambiar (Athletics coach) was the first coach received Dronacharya Award in 1985. B I Fenadez was first foreign coach (Cuban Boxing), who won Dronacharya award. The Dronacharya awards will be presented by the President on the Sports Day August 29. Dronacharya Award consists of a bronze statuette of Dronacharya and a cash prize of Rs. 5 lac. As the best sportsperson award is named Arjuna Award.

 

Here are some similar national awards in India.

Raiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: Highest sports award in India

Arjun Awards: For outstanding achievements

Dhyan Chand Award: For lifetime achievement in sports and games.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar: To organisations or person other than sportperson and coaches who contributes in development of sports in country.

 

Winner of 2014 Dronacharya award

 

    • Mahabir Prasad                    – Wrestling

 

    • Lingappa  ­                                 – Athletics

 

    • Manoharan                             – Boxing

 

    • Gurcharan Singh Gogi     – Jodo

 

    • Jose Jacob                              – Rowing

 

Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 15th March 2015.
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