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Hockey Coach P.A. Raphel Conferred with Dronacharya Award 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Seven former sportspersons, including veteran hockey coach P.A. Raphel, has been conferred with Dronacharya Award 2017. Raphel has been given the honour as lifetime achievement.

Para athlete Devendra and hockey player Sardar Singh have bagged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest honour for sportspersons in India.

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports today announced the prestigious awards in the Indian sports field.

While Bhupender Singh (Athletics), Syed Shahid Hakim (Football) and Sumarai Tete (Hockey) have been selected for Dhyan Chand Award, 17 players have got Arjuna Award.

The awardees will receive their awards from the President at a function to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29.

Apart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh. Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh each.

Arjuna Awards 2017

 

S. No.

Name of the Awardees

Discipline

1.

 V.J. Surekha

Archery

2.

 Khushbir Kaur

Athletics

3.

 Arokia Rajiv

Athletics

4.

 Prasanthi Singh

Basketball

5.

 Laishram Debendro Singh

Boxing

6.

 Cheteshwar Pujara

Cricket

7.

 Harmanpreet Kaur

Cricket

8.

 Oinam Bembem Devi

Football

9.

 S.S.P. Chawrasia

Golf

10.

 S.V. Sunil

Hockey

11.

 Jasvir Singh

Kabaddi

12.

 P. N. Prakash

Shooting

13.

 A. Amalraj

Table Tennis

14.

 Saketh Myneni

Tennis

15.

 Satyawart Kadian

Wrestling

16.

 Mariyappan

Para-Athlete

17.

 Varun Singh Bhati

Para-Athlete

 

  Dronacharya Awards 2017

 

S. No.

Name of the Awardee

Discipline

1.

Late Dr. R. Gandhi

Athletics

2.

 Heera Nand Kataria

Kabaddi

3.

 G.S.S.V. Prasad

Badminton (Lifetime)

4.

 Brij Bhushan Mohanty

Boxing (Lifetime)

5.

 P.A. Raphel

Hockey (Lifetime)

6.

 Sanjoy Chakraverthy

Shooting (Lifetime)

7.

 Roshan Lal

Wrestling (Lifetime)

 

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