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Arjun Awards

The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GoI.

  • Instituted in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of ₹ 500,000, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll.

  • GoI has recently revised the scheme for the Arjun Award.

  • 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



2019' Awardees (Discipline)
Ravindra Jadeja (cricket),
Mohammed Anas Yahiya (athletics),
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (football),
Sonia Lather (boxing),
Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (hockey),
S Bhaskaran (bodybuilding),
Ajay Thakur (kabaddi),
Anjum Moudgil (shooting),
Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth (badminton),
Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (athletics),
Pramod Bhagat (para sports-badminton),
Harmeet Rajul Desai (table tennis),
Pooja Dhanda (wrestling),
Fouaad Mirza (equestrian),
Simran Singh Shergill (polo),
Poonam Yadav (cricket),
Swapna Burman (athletics),
Sundar Singh Gurjar (para sports-athletics)
Gaurav Singh Gill (motorsports).


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