Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021

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Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021

“Games and Sports” is an important topic of Current affairs. In this article  we provide a brief note on recently  announced “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021 winner list”.  This year Khel Ratna award has been given to a total of 12 people.

The Winner list of the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021

Sl. No Awardees Sport  Event
1 Neeraj Chopra Javelin
2 Ravi Kumar Wresting
3 Lovlina Borgohain Boxing
4 PR Sreejesh Hockey
5 Avani Lekhara Para Shooting
6 Sumit Antil Para Athletics
7 Pramod Bhagat Para Badminton
8 Krishna Nagar Para Badminton
9 Manish Narwal Para Shooting
10 Mithali Raj Cricket
11 Sunil Chhetri Football
12 Manpreet Singh Hockey

Khel Ratna award is given in the field of

• The Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of the previous four years.

Venue of this award ceremony

• According to the sports ministry “The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organised function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

About Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

  • The Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award is formerly known as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
  • From August 6, 2021 the award is named after an Indian field hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand (1905–79).
  • It is the highest sporting honour of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • It was held online last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Khel Ratna Award is presented by the President of India.
  • A total of 57 recipients have received the award by 2021.

Prize Money

  • As of 2020, the award comprises a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of ₹25 lakh.

Selection process for Khel Ratna Award

  • The recipient(s) of the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award is/are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and is honoured for their “spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years” at international level.

Winner Facts

  • A total of 12 players has been awarded this year.
  • The first recipient of the award was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.
  • Viswanathan Anand was honoured for the performance in the year 1991–92.
  • The youngest recipient of the award is shooter Abhinav Bindra. (18 year age)
  • The Khel Ratna Award First awarded in 1991–92.

About Dhyan Chand

  • Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad on 29 August 1905.
  • Major Dhyan Chand was an Indian field hockey player.
  • Major Dhyan Chand known as The Wizard or The Magician of hockey for his superb ball control.
  • He scored 570 goals in 185 matches internationally,  and scored over 1000 goals in his entire domestic and international career.
  • He earned three Olympic gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936.
  • The Government of India awarded Chand India’s third highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956.
  • His birthday, 29 August, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India every year. • India’s highest sporting honour Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award is named after him.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award started, in which year?
Answer: 1992

2. When was Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award renamed Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award?
Answer: 6th August 2021

3. Who was the Major Dhyan Chand?
Answer: Major Dhyan Chand was an Indian field hockey player

4. Who is the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?
Answer: Indian chess grandmaster and a former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand.

5. Who is the only Sportsperson to have won the award for two sports disciplines?
Answer: Pankaj Advani (Billiards and Snooker)

6. Who is the Youngest recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?
Answer: Abhinav Bindra (18 Years in 2001)

7. What is the prize money of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award?
Answer: 25 lakh

8. As of 2021, Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award is given in how many sports categories?
Answer:15


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