Arjuna Award

Arjuna Award

ARJUNA AWARD

Arjuna Award

The Arjuna Awards were instituted in 1961 by the government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 500,000, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll.
Over the years the scope of the award has been expanded and a large number of sportspersons who belonged to the pre-Arjun Award era were also included in the list. Further, the number of disciplines for which the award is given was increased to include indigenous games and the physically handicapped category.

The Government has recently revised the scheme for the Arjun Award. As per the revised guidelines, to be eligible for the Award, a sportsperson should not only have had good performance consistently for the previous three years at the international level with excellence for the year for which the Award is recommended, but should also have shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline. From the year 2001, the award is given only in disciplines falling under the following categories:
(i) Olympic Games / Asian Games / Commonwealth Games / World Cup / World Championship Disciplines and Cricket
(ii) Indigenous Games
(iii) Sports for the Physically Challenged

Awardees

ARJUNA AWARD

Year Awardee Name Photo
2014 V. Diju V. Diju
2013 P.V. Sindhu P.V. Sindhu
2012 Parupalli Kashyap Parupalli Kashyap
2012 Ashwini Ponnappa Ashwini Ponnappa
2011 JWALA GUTTA JWALA GUTTA
2009 PARUL PARMAR PARUL PARMAR
2009 SAINA NEHWAL SAINA NEHWAL
2007 ANUP SRIDHAR ANUP SRIDHAR
2006 ROHIT BHAKER (DISABLED CATEGORY) ROHIT BHAKER (DISABLED CATEGORY)
2006 B.CHETAN ANAND B.CHETAN ANAND
2005 APARNA POPAT APARNA POPAT
2004 ABHINN SHYAM GUPTA ABHINN SHYAM GUPTA
2003 MADASU SRINIVAS RAO MADASU SRINIVAS RAO
2002 RAMESH TIKARAM (HANDICAPPED) RAMESH TIKARAM (HANDICAPPED)
2000 GEORGE THOMAS GEORGE THOMAS
1999 PULLELA GOPICHAND PULLELA GOPICHAND
1996 SANDEEP SINGH DHILLON
1991 RAJEEV BAGGA RAJEEV BAGGA
1984 D.RAJARAMAN
1982 PARTHO GANGULI PARTHO GANGULI
1982 M. GOSWAMY
1980 SYED MODI SYED MODI
1977 KANWAL THAKUR SINGH KANWAL THAKUR SINGH
1976 A.SAM CHRIST DAS
1976 AMI GHIA SHAH AMI GHIA SHAH
1975 L.A.IQBAL
1975 DAVINDER AHUJA
1974 ROMAN GHOSH
1973 A. KAREEM
1972 PRAKASH PADUKONE PRAKASH PADUKONE
1972 J. SRINIVASAN
1971 SHOBHA MOORTHY
1970 DAMAYANTI V. TAMBAY DAMAYANTI V. TAMBAY
1970 J. PITCHYYA
1969 DIPU GHOSH DIPU GHOSH
1967 SURESH GOEL
1965 DINESH KHANNA
1962 MEENA SHAH MEENA SHAH
1961 NANDU NATEKAR NANDU NATEKAR