President presents National sports awards: Who gets what? Know the winners of 2013

President presents National sports awards: Who gets what? Know the winners of 2013 New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Sports Awards at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavanon August 31, 2013. These included the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards, National Tenzing Norgay Adventure Awards, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.

List of Awardees who received awards from President of India

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2013

Sl.No.                   Name                        Discipline
1.                      Ronjan Sodhi                Shooting

Dronacharya Awards 2013

Sl.No.                   Name                          Discipline
1.                    Purnima Mahato                Archery
2.                    Mahavir Singh                    Boxing
3.                    Narender Singh Saini          Hockey
4.                    KP Thomas                       Athletics – Life Time
5.                   Raj Singh                           Wrestling – Life Time

Arjuna Awards 2013

Sl.No.                    Name                            Discipline
1.                     Chekrovolu Swuro              Archery
2.                     Kavita Chahal                      Boxing
3.                     Rupesh Shah                       Billiards & Snooker
4.                    Virat kohli                            Cricket
5.                    Abhijeet Gupta                     Chess
6.                   Gaganjeet Bhullar                  Golf
7.                   Saba Anjum                          Hockey
8.                   Rajkumari Rathore                Shooting
9                    Joshna Chinappa                   Squash
10.                 Mouma Das                          Table Tennis
11.                 Neha Rathi                            Wrestling
12.                 Dharmender Dalal                  Wrestling
13.                 Amit Kumar Saroha               Athletics (Para)

Dhyan Chand Awards 2013

Sl.No.                       Name                               Discipline
1.                    Mary D’ souza Sequeira              Athletics
2.                    Syed Ali                                     Hockey
3.                    Anil Maan                                  Wrestling
4.                    Girraj Singh                               Para Sports

National Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award 2012

Sl.No.                    Name                                  Category
1.                    Basant Singh Roy                       Land Adventure
2.                    Major Ranveer Singh                  Land Adventure
3.                    Col. Abhilash Tomy                    Water Adventure
4.                   Parmjit Singh Sidhu                     Air Adventure
5.                   Prem Singh                                 Lifetime Achievement
6.                   Hira Ram                                    Lifetime Achievement

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy
2010-11    Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
2011-12    Punjabi University, Patiala
2012-13    Punjabi University, Patiala

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2013

1. Dr UK Mishra, Founder and President, National Sports Academy, Allahabad, Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent
2. Services Sports Control Board, Financial Support for Sports Excellence
3. Pullela Gopichand Academy of Badminton, Hyderabad, Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence
4. Petroleum Sports Control Board, Employment of Sportspersons and Sports Welfare Measures

Who is who: Full profile of winners

RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD

Mr Ronjan Sodhi, Shooting

Shri Ronjan Sodhi (Born in October, 1979) is one of the most outstanding Shooters of the country.

He won:
• Silver medal in ISSF World Cup, 2012 (by defeating) all the three London 2012 Olympic Medallists).
• Bronze medal (Team) in Asian Shotgun Shooting Championship, 2012.
• 1 Gold and 1 Bronze (team) medal in Asian Games 2010
• 2 Silver medals in Commonwealth Games 2010

He was winner of World Cup in 2010 and 2011 and World record holder from 2008 to 2011.  He was  ranked  World  No. 1 in 2011. He was awarded Arjuna Award in 2009.

He also won medals in several other National and International Championships.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of Shooting, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2013 is conferred upon Shri Ronjan Sodhi.

Address:
Shri Ronjan Sodhi,
14, Mall Road,
Ferozepur Cantt.
Punjab
09999992325
 
Dronacharya Award 2013

Ms. Purnima Mahato (Born in August, 1976) has been involved with the training and coaching of a number of archery players, both men and women, for the last 12 years.

She has been associated with the coaching of the Indian Archery Team which, inter alia, won 6 medals in Commonwealth Games 2010 namely 2 Gold (individual), 2 Bronze (individual), 1 Gold (Team) and 1 Bronze (Team); 4 medals in  Youth and Cadet World Championship 2011 namely 1 Gold (individual), 1 Silver (Team boys), 1 Bronze (Team girls) and 1 bronze (cadet mix team) , and 1 silver (individual) in World Cup Final 2012. 

She has imparted coaching to many prominent archery players such as Dola Bannerjee, Deepika Kumari, Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Bannerjee, Pratima Boro, Atanu Das, V. Prinitha, Rimil Buruily and Chekrovolu Swuro who have represented India in international events and won medals for the country. 

In recognition of her outstanding achievements in the field of coaching, the Dronacharya Award for the year 2013 is being conferred upon Ms. Purnima Mahato.

Ms. Purnima Mahato,
D-36, Vijaya Garden, Bardihi,
Jamshedpur-831017, Jharkhand
0657-2343907
09431567248

Dronacharya Award 2013

Shri Mahavir Singh (Born in January, 1977) has been a successful boxing coach and has been associated with training and coaching of the Indian Women Boxing Team for the last 10 years.

He has imparted coaching to many boxing players such as Ms. M.C. Marykom, Ms. L. Sarita Devi, Ms. Kavita Chahal, Ms. Kavita Goyat, Ms. K.C. Lekha, Ms. Pinki Jangra, Ms. Sonia Lather, who have represented India in international events and won medals for the country.  His trainees have won 1 bronze medal in Olympic Games 2012; 7 gold, 2 silver and 10 bronze medals in Senior World Championships; 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze in Asian Games; and 17 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze medals in Asian Championships.   

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of coaching, the Dronacharya Award for the year 2013 is being conferred upon Shri Mahavir Singh.

Shri Mahavir Singh,
H.No. RZ- 214-B/16
Tugalakabad Ext.
New Delhi- 110019
Tel No.: 9810927663
Email: mahavir.boxing@gmail.com 

Dronacharya Award 2013

Shri Narender Singh Saini (Born in October, 1957) has been a successful hockey coach and has been associated with training and coaching of the Indian Women Hockey Team for the last 29 years. The Team, inter alia, won 1 gold medal in 4 Nation Tournament Singapore 2006,  1 bronze medal in Junior Asia Cup U-18, 2011, 1 Gold medal in Test Series 2007, 1 gold medal in Commonwealth Games  Manchester 2002, 1 Silver medal in Commonwealth Games 2006 Melbourne.

He has imparted coaching to many Women Hockey Players such as  Ms. Dayamany Soy, Ms. Helen Soy, Ms. Asrita Lakra, Ms. Rajkumari Banra, Ms. Sumrai Tete, Ms. Anjula Topo and Ms. Asunta Lakra, who have represented India in international events and won medals for the country.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of coaching, the Dronacharya Award for the year 2013 is being conferred upon Shri Narender Singh Saini.

Shri Narender Singh Saini,
G-18/46, FF, 
Sector-15, Rohini, Delhi-110085
9718020955 

Dronacharya Award 2013

Shri KP Thomas (Born in March, 1945) has been a successful athletics coach and has been associated with the identification and coaching of a large  number of  young athletes, both boys and girls,  since  1977 who won  many medals  for the country in various international events.

He has imparted training and coaching to many prominent athletes  such as Ms. Shiny Wilson, Ms. Anju Bobby George, Shri Joseph G. Abraham, Ms. Molly Chacko, Shri Jincy Phillip and Shri E.S Muralidharan, who have represented the country  in International Events such as Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Championships and Commonwealth Championships and won medals for the country.  His trainees have been honored with  Padam Shree, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of coaching, the Dronacharya Award for the year 2013 for lifetime contribution in coaching in field of athletics is being conferred upon Shri K.P. Thomas.

Shri KP Thomas,
Kurisinkal (H),
P O: .Koruthodu,
District: Kottayan,
Kerala – 686513
04828-321800, 09746363164
 
Dronacharya Award 2013

Shri Raj Singh (Born in August, 1947) has been a successful wrestling coach and has been associated with the training and coaching of many prominent wrestlers since 1974.  

He has been the coach with the National Team for 20 years and he has represented  the country as the National Chief Coach of the Indian Wrestling Team in various International Events. He has represented the country as FILA Exceptional Referee for 16 years.  He also acted as Director, Competition (Wrestling) in Delhi Commonwealth Games, 2010.  

He has imparted training and coaching to many prominent wrestlers   such as  Shri Rajesh, Shri Mahavir Singh, Shri  Jagminder, Shri Rajinder Prsad, Shri Satpal, Shri Sukhchain Singh, Shri Jagjeet Singh, Shri Vinod Kumar, Shri Rambhaj Hooda, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Shri Anil Kumar and Shri Jagdeep who have represented the country  in International Events such as Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Championships and Commonwealth Championships and won medals for the country.  His trainees have been honored with  Padam Shree, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of coaching, the Dronacharya Award for  lifetime contribution in coaching in the field of wrestling for the year 2013 is being conferred upon Shri Raj Singh.

Shri Raj Singh,
WZ-25, Asalatpur, Janakpuri,
New  Delhi-110085
9810674242, 011-23362550
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