Arjuna Award Current Affairs - 2020
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On February 16, 2020, the State Government of Haryana announced that it will provide Rs 6 crores to gold medal winners at Olympic Games. The cash money prize is only for players representing Haryana.
The State Government of Haryana has offered to provide the Olympic players with prize money. It will provide Rs 15 lakhs to every player participating at the Olympic Games 2020. The Government has also increased the prize money for players participating at Asian Games and Common Wealth Games.
The Gold Medalists of Asian Games are to be provided with Rs 3 crores. The winners of Common Wealth Games are to be provided with Rs 1.5 crores.
Above all, the stadium of the players are also to be provided with 10% of the amount received by the players
The Government has also announced pension system for the players. This is an additional assistance to players apart from the cash money. Also, the government will provide pension to national award winners such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards, Dhyanchand and Arjuna Awards
Tags: 2020 Tokyo Olympics • Arjuna Award • Asian Games • Commonwealth • Commonwealth Games
The Union Government bestows National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports in India.
These awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar .
2017 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
It is India’s highest sporting award given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
Recipients are: Devendra (Para Athletics), Sardar Singh (Hockey).
2017 Dronacharya Award
It bestowed upon coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events.
Recipients are: Dr. R. Gandhi (Athletics), Heera Nand Kataria (Kabaddi), G.S.S.V. Prasad (Badminton), Brij Bhushan Mohanty (Boxing), P.A. Raphel (Hockey), Sanjoy Chakraverthy (Shooting) and Roshan Lal (Wrestling).
2017 Arjuna Award
It is India’s second highest sporting award bestowed upon sportsperson for consistently outstanding performance for four years.
Recipients are: V.J. Surekha (Archery), Khushbir Kaur (Athletics), Arokia Rajiv (Athletics), Prasanthi Singh (Basketball), LaishramDebendro Singh (Boxing), Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket), Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket), OinamBembem Devi (Football), S.S.P. Chawrasia (Golf), S.V. Sunil (Hockey), Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi), P. N. Prakash (Shooting), A. Amalraj (Table Tennis), Saketh Myneni (Tennis), SatyawartKadian (Wrestling), Mariyappan (Para-Athletics) and Varun Singh Bhati (Para-Athletics).
2017 Dhyan Chand Award
It is bestowed upon sportspersons for life time contribution to sports development.
Recipients are: Bhupender Singh (Athletics), Syed Shahid Hakim (Football), Sumarai Tete (Hockey).
Tags: Arjuna Award • awards • Devendra • Dhyan Chand Award • Dronacharya Award