Which Awards is Given for Excellence in Sports Coaching
Answer: Dronacharya Award
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 the 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.
Rajiv 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 sportsperson and coaches who contribute in the development of sports in the country.
Winner of 2014 Dronacharya award
Mahabir Prasad – Wrestling
Lingappa – Athletics
Manoharan – Boxing
Gurcharan Singh Gogi – Jodo
Jose Jacob – Rowing