Arjuna Award

Arjuna Award

Infobox Indian Awards
awardname = Arjuna Award


type = Civilian
category = Sports (Individual)
instituted = 1961
firstawarded = 1961
lastawarded = 2007
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awardedby = Govt. of India
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precededby = Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
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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 300,000, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll. [http://coachcyrus.wordpress.com/2007/08/09/arjuna-award-for-saurav-ghoshal/ Arjuna awardees for 2007]

Over the years the scope of the award has been expanded and a large number of sportspersons who belonged to the pre-Arjuna 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 Arjuna 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:

* Olympic Games / Asian Games / Commonwealth Games / World Cup / World Championship Disciplines and Cricket
* Indigenous Games
* Sports for the Physically Challenged

Arjuna Awardees in Archery

Arjuna Awardees in Ball Badminton

Arjuna Awardees in Boxing

Arjuna Awardees in Cricket

Arjuna Awardees in Football

Arjuna Awardees in Hockey

Arjuna Awardees in Lawn Tennis

Arjuna Awardees in Squash

Arjuna Awardees in Volleyball

Arjuna Awardees in Yachting

ee also

External links

* [http://yas.nic.in/yasroot/awards/arjuna.htm List of Award winners up to 2004]
* [http://sports.indiatimes.com/Khel_Ratna_for_Manavjit/articleshow/2266525.cms winners for year 2006-2007]


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