- Arjuna Awards is one of the highest award given to recognize outstanding achievement in National Sports. Lets know more about it.
- Arjuna Awards were constituted in 1961. These awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
- Cash Prize of Rs. 5,00,000 is given to awardee.
- Recently, Government has revised the scheme(guidelines) of Arjuna Award. According to revised scheme To be eligible for the Award, a sportsperson should not only have good performance consistently for the last three previous years at the international level with excellence for the year for which the Award is recommended but should also have the qualities like Sense of Discipline, Leadership and Sportsmanship.
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018 award won by Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for Weightlifting.
- Virat Kohli received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018 award for Cricket.
- Below is the list of Arjuna Awards Winners 2019.
Arjuna Awards Winners 2019
|S. No.||Name of the sportsperson||Discipline|
|1||Chinglensana Singh Kangujam||Hockey (Midfielder)|
|2||Akashdeep Singh||Hockey (Forward)|
|3||Deepika||Women Hockey (Team Defender)|
|4||Mohammad Shami||Cricket (Men)|
|5||Jasprit Bumrah||Cricket (Men)|
|6||Ravindra Jadeja||Cricket (Men)|
|7||Poonam Yadav||Cricket (Women)|
|10||Tejinder Pal Singh Toor||Shot-put|
|11||Arpinder Singh||Triple jump|
|12||Manjit Singh||Race (800 m)|
|14||Dutee Chand||Race (silver in 100m and 200m)|
|15||Gurpreet Singh Sandhu||Football|
|17||Anjum Moudgil||Shooting (Rifle)|
|18||Shahzar Rizvi||Shooting (pistol)|
|19||Om Prakash Mitharwal||Shooting (pistol)|
|20||Rahul Aware||Wrestling (Men)|
|21||Harpreet Singh||Wrestling (Men)|
|22||Divya Kakran||Wrestling (Women)|
|23||Pooja Dhanda||Wrestling (Women)|
|24||Harmeet Desai||Table Tennis|
|25||Sanil Shetty||Table Tennis|
|26||Madhurika Patkar||Table Tennis (Women)|
Arjuna Award Winners 2018
|Name of the sportsperson||Discipline|
|Subedar Jinson Johnson||Athletics|
|Nelakurthi Sikki Reddy||Badminton|
|Subedar Satish Kumar||Boxing|
|Col. Ravi Rathore||Polo|
|Manika Batra||Table Tennis|
|G. Sathiyan||Table Tennis|
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