Arjuna Award is one of the famous sports awards given to individuals for their exemplary performance in various sports. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India extends this award.
Important Highlights of Arjuna Awards:
The Arjuna Award is given to promote sports in India by motivating the sportsperson for their fantastic performance. Given below are the main highlights of Arjuna Awards:
|Arjuna Award Important Facts|
|Name of the Award||Arjuna Award|
|Field of the Award||Sports|
|Award Symbol||Bronze Statue of ‘Arjuna with his Bow’ & Scroll|
|Associated Ministry||Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports|
|Year of Initiation||1961|
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In this article, candidates will get the list of winners of Arjuna Awards from the year 2020 to 1961. Candidates will be able to download the list of Arjuna Award winners PDF which enlists the names of Arjuna award recipients from the year 1961 to 2020.
As per the latest guidelines by the government, any sportsperson to become eligible for the Arjuna Award 2020, along with excellent sports performance consistently in previous four years at the international level should have the excellent qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and a sense of discipline.
From past few years, the scope Arjuna Award has been expanded, the sportsperson who belongs to the pre-Arjuna Award period their names were also added in the list and apart from this, the number of disciplines for which the award is given is also increased to include indigenous games and the physically handicapped category.
The disciplines for which Arjuna Awards is given are:
|Arjuna Awards Discipline|
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History of Arjuna Awards
The First Arjuna award was given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 1961. A total of twenty sportsmen belonging to different sports categories had earned the Arjuna Award in 1961.
The table below shows the list of Arjuna Award Winners 1961:
|List of Arjuna Awardees 1961|
List Of Arjuna Award Winners (2020-2017)
Candidates can go through the list of Arjuna Award recipients 2020 and previous years. Also, candidates are advised to download the Arjuna Award Winners PDF list for names of the winners from the start till 2020.
|Arjuna Award Winners 2020|
|2020||Hockey||Shivendra Pratap Santosh Singh|
|2019 Arjuna Award Winners|
|2019||Athletics||Sundar Singh Gurjar (Para Athlete)|
|Athletics||Tajinder Pal Singh|
|Athletics||Mohammed Anas Yahiya|
|Badminton||Pramod Bhagat (Para Athlete)|
|Badminton||Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth|
|Football||Gurpreet Singh Sandhu|
|Polo||Simran Singh Shergill|
|Table Tennis||Harmeet Desai|
|Arjuna Award Winners 2018|
|2018||Athletics||Ankur Dhama (Para Athlete)|
|Kabaddi||G.Pranav sai reddy|
|Lawn Tennis||Rohan Bopanna|
|Table Tennis||Manika Batra|
|Table Tennis||Sathiyan Gnanasekaran|
|2017 Arjuna Award Recipients|
|2017||Archery||Vennam Jyothi Surekha|
|Athletics||Mariyappan Thangavelu (Para Athlete)|
|Athletics||Varun Bhati (Para Athlete)|
|Boxing||Laishram Debendro Singh|
|Football||Oinam Bembem Devi|
|golf||Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia|
|Hockey||Somwarpet Vittalacharya Sunil|
Candidates can get the list of Previous Years Arjuna Award winners (2020-2013) from the PDF link given below.
Candidates appearing for any competitive exams such as SSC exam, IBPS exam, RRB exams etc. can check Previous Year Question Papers with solution PDF to understand the type of questions asked in the general awareness section of these examinations.
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