Virendra Sehwag and PT Usha now in 12-member committee for Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award this year. C K Thakkar will head Arjuna Award committee. Whereas, P Gopichand the national badminton coach will lead Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand award committee. This committee is of 10 members.
Virendra Sehwag and PT Usha now in 12-member committee to pick Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees this year
Former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag and former sprint queen PT Usha are in 12-member committee to pick Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees this year. Justice (retd) C K Thakkar headed this committee will meet on 3rd August to select the awardee for this year.
The other members of this committee are Mukund Killekar (boxing),Injeti Srinivas (DG, SAI),Sunil Dabbas (Kabaddi), Anil Khanna (sports administrator),M R Mishra (Journalist), S Kannan (Journalist), Sanjeev Kumar (Journalist), Latha Madhvi (Para athlete). While for Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees current national badminton coach P Gopichand and ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani names are in committee.
Badminton coach P Gopichand will head the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand award committee. It will decide the name of the Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand award winners. There are 10 members in Gopichand led Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awards Committee.
The committee also includes Gopal Saini (athletics), Maha Singh Rao (Wrestling), M K Kaushik (Hockey) , B V P Rao (Administrator), Noris Pritam (Journalist), and Rajinder Sejwan (Journalist). Whereas Joint Secretary (Sports Development) and Director General (SAI) are two Ex-officio Members.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India gives The Arjuna Awards every year. The person with outstanding achievement in National sports receives this award. it was Instituted in 1961. The Arjuna Awards carries of Rs. 5,00,000, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll as prize.