Government announces Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar awards 2015

Union Government has announced names of recipients of Dronacharya Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar for year the 2015.

Dronacharya Award 2015

  • Naval Singh- Athletics Para-sports coach.
  • Anoop Singh– Wrestling coach.
  • Harbans Singh- Athletics coach.
  • Swatantar Raj Singh- Boxing coach.
  • Nihar Ameen- Swimming coach.

Dhyan Chand Award 2015

  • Romeo James– Hockey.
  • Shiv Prakash Mishra- Tennis.
  • P.P Nair– Volleyball.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2015

  • Directorate General of Military Training (DGMT) – for identifying and nurturing of young talent in sports.
  • Coal India Limited (CIL) – for encouraging sports through Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Haryana State Police- For employing sportspersons and sports welfare measures.
  • Sports Coaching Foundation (SCF)- For development of sports.

The awardees will receive the awards from the President Pranab Mukherjee at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhawan to be held on 29 August 2015. Dhyan Chand Awardees and Dronacharya Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash award of 5 lakh rupees each. While, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar (RKPP) awardees will receive certificates and trophies.



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