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Dhyan Chand Awards 2020

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
"Dhyan Chand Award" is India's highest award for lifetime achievements in sports and games. Lets know about the award.
Dhyan Chand Awards 2020
  • The award is given by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
  • The award is named on the name of Legendry Hockey Player Major Dhyan Chand.
  • The award was initiated in 2002.
  • The awardee is given Rs. 5,00,000 , a plaque and a scroll of honour.
  • Balbir Singh Senior has been honored with a Dhyan Chand Life Time Achievement Award .
  • The 90 years old man received the trophy of Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award along with a cheque of Rs. 30 Lakh on March 28, 2015.
  • He is also first sports person to receive Padma Shri Award in 1957.
  • Balbir Singh's record of most five goals in an Olympic Final still stands and he also recognize as 16 iconic Olympians.
  • He was the part of team when India won continuously 3 gold medals in London Olympics (1948), Helsinki Olympics (1952) and Melbourne Olympics (1956).
  • He was the captain of the Indian team during the Melbourne Olympics.

Winners of 2020

S. No. Name of the awardee Discipline
1 Kuldip Singh Bhullar Athletics
2 Jincy Philips Athletics
3 Pradeep Shrikrishna Gandhe Badminton
4 Trupti Murgunde Badminton
5 N. Usha Boxing
6 Lakha Singh Boxing
7 Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu Football
8 Ajit Pal Singh Hockey
9 Manpreet Singh Kabaddi
10 J. Ranjith Kumar Para Athletics
11 Satyaprakash Tiwari Para Badminton
12 Manjeet Singh Rowing
13 Sachin Nag Swimming
14 Nandan P. Bal Tennis
15 Netarpal Hooda Wrestling

Winners of  2019

S. No. Name of the awardee Discipline
1 C Lalremsanga Archery
2 Manoj Kumar Wrestling
3 Arup Basak Table Tennis
4 Nitten Kirrtane Tennis
5 Manuel Fredricks Hockey

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