Ministry invites online entries for National Sports Awards until September 20

The Department of Sports has set Saturday September 20 as the deadline for online submissions for the 2022 National Sports Awards.

The notification inviting applications for the sports awards for the year 2022 has been uploaded on the website

In a statement, the ministry said the Indian Olympic Association/Sports Authority of India/Recognized National Sports Federations/Sports Promotion Councils/State and UT Governments have been informed. Consequently.

Since this year, applications are invited only in online mode via a dedicated portal.

Eligible applicants as per the award guidelines are allowed to apply on their own, without the recommendation of authorities/persons, online only at the portal.

“The application of eligible sportsmen for the award must be submitted on the portal before 11:59 p.m. on September 20, 2022. Applications received after the last date will not be considered,” the ministry said in a statement. notification. .

The Sports Awards are presented annually to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

The Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award is given for the most outstanding and spectacular performance in sports by a sportsman over a period of four years, while the Arjuna award is given for a consistent outstanding performance over four years.

The Dronacharya award is given to coaches for producing medalists at prestigious international sporting events, while the Dhyan Chand award recognizes lifetime contribution to the development of sport.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar is awarded to legal and natural persons who have played a visible role in the field of promotion and development of sport, while the Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad (MAKA) trophy is awarded to a university for its best overall performance in interuniversity. tournaments.

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