15 Aug 2012

Selection Committees for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award


Selection Committees for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Award, Dhyanchand Award and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar Constituted 
             The Government of India has constituted the following four Selection Committees for the selection of awardees forRajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2012 , Arjuna Awards  2012, Dronacharya Award 2012,  Dhyanchand Awards for Lifetime Achievements in Sports and Games, 2012 and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2012. 
            The following is the Selection Committee for the selection of awardees for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Award 2012.


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Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Shooting)              
Chairperson
  1.  
Shri Rajesh Kumar  (Wrestling)
Member
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Ms. Ashwini Nachappa (Athletics)
Member
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Ms. Aparna Popat   (Badminton)
Member
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Shri Akhil Kumar (Boxing)                                          
Member
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Shri Khazan Singh  (Swimming)
Member
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Shri Baichung Bhutia(Football)                                 
Member
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Ms. G. Mulini Reddy (Volleyball)                               
Member
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Col. K.S. Garcha       (Polo)
Member
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Shri Ravi Shastri   (Cricket)
Member
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Col. J.S. Saran, Commanding Officer
Army Marksman Unit (AMU),Mhow                           
Member
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Shri Manoj Yadav, Secretary
All India Police Sports Control Board                       
Member
  1.  
Shri Gopal Krishna,  Director General
Sports Authority of India
Member
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Shri Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary (Sports)
Member
  1.  
Shri C. Chinnappa, Director (Sports)
Member Secretary

            The following is the Selection Committee for the selection of awardees for  Dronacharya  Awards 2012.
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Shri Aslam Sher Khan( Hockey)                  
Chairperson
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Shri Rajkumar Sangwan (Boxing)                  
Member
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Shri Dhanraj Pillai (Hockey)
Member
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Ms. Shiny Wilson  (Athletics)                        
Member
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Shri Morad Ali Khan (Shooting)                     
Member
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Ms K. Malleswari  (Weightlifting)
Member
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Shri Bahadur Singh (Athletics)                        
Member
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Shri Bhupender Dhawan (Power lifting)
Member
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Shri G S Sandhu     (Boxing)
Member
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Shri Ramphal Mann (Wrestling)
Member
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     Shri Prem Chand Degra,
     Administrator Body Building                            
Member
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Shri Injeti Srinivas, Principal Secretary (Sports)  Government ofOrdisha
Member
  1.  
Shri Gopal Krishna,  Director General
Sports Authority of India
Member
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Shri Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary (Sports)
Member
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Shri C. Chinnappa, Director (Sports)
Member Secretary
  
            The following is the Selection Committee for the selection of awardees for Dhyanchand   Awards 2012.

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Secretary (Sports)  Ex Officio                      
Chairperson
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Shri Shakti Singh (Athletics)                         
Member
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Shri Zafar lqbal (Hockey
Member
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Shri Shabbir Ali (Football)                              
Member
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Shri Ram Kumar (Basketball
Member
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Mr. Satpal, Additional Director Sports, Govt. of NCTDelhi                                    
Member
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Shri Gopal Krishna,  Director General
Sports Authority of India
Member
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Shri Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary (Sports)
Member
  1.  
Shri C. Chinnappa, Director (Sports)
Member Secretary
  
            The following is the Selection Committee for the selection of awardees for  Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar-2012.

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Secretary (Sports)  Ex Officio                      
Chairperson
  1.  
Secretary,
Services Sports Control Board     
Member
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 Secretary,
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board            
Member
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Representative of Associated            Chamber of Commerce (ASSOCHAM)
Member
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Secretary (Sports),  Government of Rajasthan                          
Member
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Secretary (Sports) Government of Assam                                    
Member
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Shri Gopal Krishna,  Director General
Sports Authority of India
Member
  1.  
Shri Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary (Sports)
Member
  1.  
Shri C. Chinnappa, Director (Sports)
Member Secretary
               
            Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given to an individual sportsperson every year.  The Award consists of a cash amount of Rs. 7.50 lakh, a scroll of honour and one  medal Arjuna Award consist of a statuette, a scroll of honour, and a cash award of Rs. 5.00 lakh. Dhyanchand Award consists of a plaque, a scroll of honour, ceremonial dress and a cash award of Rs. 5.00 lakh. 
            With a view to recognize, the contribution made to sports development by entities other than sportspersons and coaches, the Government had instituted in 2009, a new award “Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar”, which has four categories, namely, community sports development, promotion of sports academies of excellence, support to elite sportspersons and employment to sportspersons. The Award carries a trophy and citation .

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