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1. Welcome to Indian AwardsPresented By :- Alex & Sandeep 2. Gandhi Peace PrizeGandhi Peace PrizeAward InformationCategory InternationalFirst awarded 1995Total awarded…


1. Welcome to Indian AwardsPresented By :- Alex & Sandeep 2. Gandhi Peace PrizeGandhi Peace PrizeAward InformationCategory InternationalFirst awarded 1995Total awarded 13Awarded by Government of IndiaCash award RS 10 millionFirst awardee(s) Julius NyerereLast awardee(s) Chandi Prasad Bhatt 3. • The International Gandhi Peace Prize, named after MahatmaGandhi, is awarded annually by the Government of India.• As a tribute to the ideals espoused by Gandhi, the Government ofIndia launched the International Gandhi Peace Prize in 1995 on theoccasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi.• This is an annual award given to individuals and institutions for theircontributions towards social, economic and political transformationthrough non-violence and other Gandhian methods.• The award carries Rs. 10 million in cash, convertible in any currencyin the world. It is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race,creed or sex.• A jury consisting of the Prime Minister of India, the Leader of theOpposition in the Lok Sabha, the Chief Justice of India and twoother eminent persons decides the awardee each year. 4. RecipientsYear Name Country Description1995 Julius Nyerere Tanzania First President of Tanzania1996 A. T. Ariyaratne Sri Lanka Founder of SarvodayaShramadana Movement1997 Gerhard FischerGermany German diplomat, recognisedfor his workagainst leprosy and polio1998 Ramakrishna Mission India Founded by SwamiVivekananda for promotingsocial welfare, tolerance, andnon-violence amongdisadvantaged groups1999 Baba AmteIndiaSocial worker, knownparticularly for his work forthe rehabilitation andempowerment of poorpeople suffering from leprosy2000 Nelson Mandela South AfricaFormer President of SouthAfrica[2000 Grameen Bank BangladeshFounded byMuhammadYunus2001 John Hume Northern Ireland Northern Irish Politician 5. 2002 Bharatiya Vidya BhavanIndia Educational trust thatemphasises Indian culture2003 Václav HavelCzech Republic Last Presidentof Czechoslovakia and firstPresident of the CzechRepublic2004 Coretta Scott King[United States Activist and civil rights leader.Wife of Martin Luther King.2005 Desmond Tutu[South Africa South African cleric andactivist2013 Chandi Prasad Bhatt IndiaEnvironmentalist, socialactivist and pioneer ofthe Chipko movement 6. Indira Gandhi PrizeGandhi Peace PrizeAward InformationCategory InternationalFirst awarded 1986Awarded for Outstanding contributions in peaceTotal awarded 27Awarded by Government of IndiaCash award 25 lakh Indian rupeesFirst awardee(s) Parliamentarians for Global ActionLast awardee(s) Angela Merkel 7. • The Indira Gandhi Prize or the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize orthe Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament andDevelopment is the prestigious award accorded annually by India toindividuals or organizations in recognition of creative efforts towardpromoting international peace, development and a newinternational economic order; ensuring that scientific discoveriesare used for the larger good of humanity, and enlarging the scopeof freedom.• The prize carries a cash award of 25 lakh Indian rupees anda citation.• A written work, in order to be eligible for consideration, shouldhave been published.• The panel constituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust consistsof prominent national and international personalities includingprevious recipients.• The recipients are chosen from a pool of national and internationalnominees. 8. Year Name Country Description1986[1] Parliamentarians for GlobalAction- International Organisation ofParliamentarians1987[2] Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Union Former Soviet Union Leader1988[3] Gro Harlem BrundtlandNorway Former Prime Minister ofNorway1989[4] UNICEFUnited Nations United Nations Children'sFund1990[4] Sam Nujoma Namibia First President of Namibia1991[5] Rajiv Gandhi IndiaFormer Prime Minister ofIndia(posthumous)1992[6] Saburo Okita Japan Japanese Economist1993[7] Václav Havel Czech Republic1st President of the CzechRepublic1994[8] Trevor Huddleston United Kingdom Anti-Apartheid Activist1995[9] Olusegun Obasanjo Nigeria 12th President of Nigeria1996[10] Médecins Sans Frontières France Voluntary Organisation1997[11] Jimmy Carter United States39th President of the UnitedStates1998[12] Muhammad Yunus Bangladesh Founder of Grameen Bank1999[13] M S Swaminathan India Indian Agricultural Scientist 9. Year Name Country Description2000[14] Mary Robinson Ireland 7th President of Ireland2001[15] Sadako Ogata Japan Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees2002[16] Shridath Ramphal Guyana 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General2003[17] Kofi Annan Ghana 7th United Nations Secretary General2004[18] Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Thailand Princess of Thailand2005[19] Hamid Karzai Afghanistan 12th President of Afghanistan2006[20] Wangari Maathai Kenya Environmental and Political activist2007[21] Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation United States Charitable Foundation2008[22] Mohamed ElBaradei Egypt 4th Director General of the IAEA2009[23] Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh Prime Minister of Bangladesh2010[24] Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Brazil Ex-President of Brazil2011[25] Ela Bhatt India Founder of SEWA2012[26] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Liberia President of Liberia2013[27] Angela Merkel Germany Chancellor of Germany 10. Bharat RatnaBharat RatnaAward InformationType CivilianCategory NationalDescription An image of the Sun along with the words"Bharat Ratna", inscribedin Devanagari script, on a peepul leafInstituted 1954Last awarded 2014Total awarded 43Awarded by Government of IndiaRibbonFirst awardee(s) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, C. V. Raman, C.RajagopalachariLast awardee(s) Sachin Tendulkar, C. N. R. RaoAward rankNone ← Bharat Ratna → Padma Vibhushan 11. • Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India or Gem of India in English) is theRepublic of India's highest civilianaward.• Until 2011, the official criteria for awarding the Bharat Ratna stipulated it was to be conferred"for the highest degrees of national service.• In December 2011, the Government of India modified the criteria to allow sportspersons toreceive the award; since then, the award may be conferred "for performance of highest orderin any field of human endeavour."• Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for the award.• The recommendations for an award of the "Bharat Ratna" are made by the Prime Minister ofIndia to the President of India;• Maximum three awards may be made in a given year.• The holders of the Bharat Ratna rank 7th in the Indian order of precedence• however, the honour does not carry a monetary grant.• The honour does not confer any pre- or post-nominal titles or letters; recipients areconstitutionally prohibited from using the award name as a title or post-nominal.• However, if they desire, recipients may state they are Bharat Ratna awardees in theircurriculum vitae, on letterheads or on business cards 12. History• The order to establish the award was given by Rajendra Prasad, President of India,on 2 January 1955.• The original statutes of January 1954 did not make allowance for posthumousawards (and this perhaps explains why the decoration was never awardedto Mahatma Gandhi), though this provision was added in the January 1966 statute.• Subsequently, there have been twelve posthumous awards, including the awardto Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1992, which was later withdrawn due to a legaltechnicality, the only case of an award being withdrawn.• The award was briefly suspended from 13 July 1977 to 26 January 1980.• There is no formal provision that recipients of the Bharat Ratna should be Indiancitizens.• Bharat Ratna has been one award to a naturalized Indian citizen, MotherTeresa (1980), and to two non-Indians, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1987)and Nelson Mandela (1990).• The awarding of this honour has frequently been the subject of litigationquestioning the constitutional basis of such.• Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest person alive at the time of receiving the award(at the age of 40). Dhondo Keshav Karve is the eldest person alive at the time ofreceiving the award (age 100). 13. Specifications• The original specifications for the award called for a circular gold medal, 35 mm in diameter,with the sun and the legend "Bharat Ratna" (in Devanagari) above and a floral wreath below.• The reverse was to carry the state emblem and motto. It was to be worn around the neckfrom a white ribbon.• There is no indication that any specimens of this design were ever produced and one year laterthe design was altered.• The decoration is in the form of a peepal leaf, about 5.8 cm long, 4.7 cm wide and 3.1 mmthick. It is of toned bronze.• On its obverse is embossed a replica of the sun, 1.6 cm in diameter, below which thewords Bharat Ratna are embossed in Devanagari script.• On the reverse are State emblem and the motto, also in Devanagari. The emblem, the sun andthe rim are of platinum.• The inscriptions are in burnished bronze.• The award is attached to a 2-inch-wide (51 mm) white ribbon, and is designed to be wornaround the recipient's neck. 14. Padma VibhushanPadma VibhushanAward InformationType CivilianCategory NationalInstituted 1954First awarded 1954Last awarded 2014Total awarded 294Awarded by Government of IndiaPrevious name(s) Pahela VargRibbonAward rankBharat Ratna ← PadmaVibhushan → Padma Bhushan 15. • The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award in the Republic of India. It consistsof a medal and a citation and is awarded by the President of India.• It was established on 2 January 1954.• It ranks behind the Bharat Ratna and comes before the Padma Bhushan andPadma Shri.• It is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field,including government service.• The first recipients of this award were Satyendra Nath Bose, Nand Lal Bose,ZakirHussain, Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, V. K. Krishna Menon in the year1954.• HISTORY• The award was established by Presidential decree on 2 January 1954.• The Padma Vibhushan was originally established as the Pahela Varg(First Class) of a three-class"Padma Vibhushan" awards.• However the structure was changed in 1955 and there is no record of the award beingpresented to recipients in the original structure.• The award was suspended between 1977 and 1980 and between 1992 and 1998.• As of the end of 2012, only 288 people have thus far been awarded this honour. 16. Medallion details• First medallion (1954–1955)[edit]• The initial medal was a circular gold medal, 1-3/8 inches in diameter, with anembossed lotus flower in the center and the legend "Padma Vibhushan"above and a floral wreath below. The obverse side had the Indian stateemblem with the legend Desh Seva (National Service) above and a lotuswreath below. No record exists to show whether this design was used topresent a medal to the awardees.• Second medallion (1955–1957)[edit]• In 1955, the badge design was altered to be a "mainly circular" 1-3/16-inchtoned bronze badge with geometrical patterns. The center had a lotus flowerwith four major petals embossed in white gold. Above and below this flower,the name of the decoration Padma Vibhushan was embossed in silver-gilt.• Current medallion (1957–current)[edit]• In 1957, the badge design was retained but the material changed from tonedbronze to burnished bronze. 17. Padma BhushanPadma BhushanAward InformationType civilianCategory nationalInstituted 1954First awarded 1954Last awarded 2014Total awarded 1229Awarded by President of IndiaRibbonAward rankPadma Vibhushan ← Padma Bhushan → Padma Shri 18. • The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the BharatRatna and the Padma Vibhushan, but comes before the Padma Shri.• It is announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.• It is conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan sometimearound March/ April.• History• The award was established on 2 January 1954 by the President of India. Shivam Shetty Manoharwas the youngest to have received this title.• It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field.• As of January 2010, 1111 people have thus far received the award.[1][2] In 2013 the veteranplayback singer Mrs.S. Janaki rejected the award, stating that the honour came to her too lateand that the artists of South India were not duly recognised. 19. Padma ShriPadma Shri (also Padmashree)Award InformationType CivilianCategory NationalInstituted 1954First awarded 1954Last awarded 2014Total awarded 2679Awarded by Government of IndiaRibbonAward rankPadmabhushan ← PadmaShri (also Padmashree) →none 20. • Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republicof India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushanand the Padma Bhushan.• It is awarded by the Government of India.• History• It is awarded to citizens of India to recognize their distinguished contribution invarious spheres of activity includingthe Arts, Education,Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, SocialService andPublic Affairs.• However it has also been awarded to some distinguished individuals who werenot citizens of India and who did contribute in various ways to India.• The selection criteria, however, has been heavily criticized as many highlydeserving artists have been left out in order to favor certain individuals.[1]• On its obverse, the words "Padma", meaning lotus in Sanskrit and "Shri", anhonorific equivalent to 'Mr.' or 'Ms.' in Devanagari, appear above and belowa lotus flower.• The geometrical pattern on either side is in burnished bronze.• All embossing is in white gold.• As of 2014, 2679 people have received the award 21. • Awards by decade• Padma Shri Awards (1954–1959)• Padma Shri Awards (1960–1969)• Padma Shri Awards (1970–1979)• Padma Shri Awards (1980–1989)• Padma Shri Awards (1990–1999)• Padma Shri Awards (2000–2009)• Padma Shri Awards (2010–2019) 22. Stree Shakti PuraskarStree Shakti PuraskarAward InformationType CivilianCategory Women's activism (individual)Instituted 1991Awarded by Govt. of IndiaCash award 300,000 23. President of India Pranab Mukherjee bestowing the 2012 Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskar posthumously on Delhi gang rape victim Nirbhaya.[3]• Stree Shakti Puraskar (Women Power Award) is a series of India's nationalhonours conferred on individual women for their exceptional achievement.• The award is given in six categories, by Ministry of Women and ChildDevelopment, Government of India, recognises the spirit of courage of a womenin difficult circumstances, who has established this spirit of courage in herpersonal or professional life.• The award also recognises pioneering contribution of an individual inempowering women and raising women's issues.• Instituted in the year 1991, the award is conferred by the President of India onoccasion of International Women's Day i.e. 8 March every year at New Delhi.The award carries a cash prize of Rupees Three Lakh (Rs. 300,000) and acitation.[2]• President of India Pranab Mukherjee bestowing the 2012 Rani Lakshmibai StreeShakti Puraskar posthumously on Delhi gang rape victim Nirbhaya.[3]• For the year 2012, the award was posthumously bestowed on the 2012 Delhigang rape victim Nirbhaya.President of India Pranab Mukherjee bestowingthe 2012 Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskarposthumously on Delhi gang rapevictim Nirbhaya.[3] 24. • Awards• The award is named after eminent women in Indian history, and is given infollowing categories:[1][5]• Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award: Named after Ahilya Bai Holkar, 18th-century ruler ofMalwa kingdom• Kannagi Award: After Kannagi, a legendary Tamil women• Mata Jijabai Award: Named after Mata Jijabai, mother of Shivaji, who foundedthe Maratha Empire in 17th-century• Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award: Named after Rani Gaidinliu, a 20th-century Nagaspiritual and political leader• Rani Lakshmi Bai Award: After Rani Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Jhansi• Rani Rudramma Devi Award (for both men & women). Named after RudramaDevi a 13the century ruler of Deccan Plateau• History• President of India Pranab Mukherjee bestowing the 2013 Rani Lakshmibai StreeShakti Puraskar on women's rights activist Manasi Pradhan at Rashtrapati Bhawanin New Delhi on 8 March 2014.[6]• To recognise exemplary achievement in individual women, the Government ofIndiain 1991 instituted the Stree Shakti Puraskar. 25. Winners.• STREE SHAKTI PURASHKAR 2008• Rani Lakshmi Bai Award• Dr. Sunita Devi, Haryana•• Kannagi Award• Smt. Maha Jabeen, Andhra Pradesh•• Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award• Smt. Jhingubai Shrawan Bolake, Maharashtra•• Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award• Smt. Hina A. Shah, Gujarat•• STREE SHAKTI PURASHKAR 2009• Rani Lakshmi Bai Award•• Dr. M. Vijaya, Karnataka• Kannagi Award•• Smt. Phoolbasan Bai Yadav, Chhattisgarh• Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award•• Dr. Ved Kumari Ghai, J&K• Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award•• Smt. Rashmi Singh, Delhi• Rani Rudramma Devi•• Smt. Sugatha Kumari, Kerala 26. National Bravery AwardNational Bravery Award(Rashtriya Veerta Puruskar)Award InformationType civilianCategory children between age 6 and age18Instituted 1957Last awarded 2014 (for the year 2013)Total awarded 871 children (618 boys and 253[1]girls)Awarded by Government of India; IndianCouncil for Child Welfare (ICCW) 27. • The National Bravery Awards are a set of awards given annually to about 24 Indian children for"meritorious acts of bravery against all odds." The awards are given by the Government ofIndia and the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW).[2] The award was instituted in 1957.• Details of the award• The National Bravery Awards consist of five categories, which are listed below.[3]• The Bharat Award, since 1987• The Sanjay Chopra Award, since 1978• The Geeta Chopra Award, since 1978• The Bapu Gaidhani Award, since 1988• General National Bravery Awards, since 1957• The awards are given to children who were between the ages of six to eighteenwhen they committed their acts of bravery .• The award includes a medal, a certificate, and a cash prize.• The Bharat Award winner gets a gold medal, while the rest get a silver medal.• Each child is also given financial assistance to complete his or her schooling, as apart of ICCW's sponsorship program, under the Indira Gandhi scholarshipscheme.• In 2009, the Government of India announced it was reserving some seats inmedical, engineering, and polytechnic colleges for the winners of the awards. 28. History• On October 2, 1957, India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was watching aperformance at Delhi's Ramlila ground, at the Red Fort.• During the performance, a short circuit caused a fire to break out in a shamiana (decoratedtent).• Harish Chandra, a 14-year old scout, promptly took out his knife and ripped open theburning tent, saving the lives of hundreds of trapped people.• This incident inspired Nehru to ask the authorities to establish an award to honor bravechildren from all over the country.• The first official National Bravery Awards were presented to Harish Chandra and one otherchild on February 4, 1958, by Prime Minister Nehru,[9][10] and the ICCW( Indian Council forChild Welfare) has continued the tradition ever since.[11]• The Sanjay Chopra Award and the Geeta Chopra Award were established in 1978, inmemory of two Chopra childrenwho lost their lives while confronting their kidnappers.• The Sanjay and Geeta awards are given to a boy and a girl for acts of bravery.• The Bharat Award was established in 1987, and the Bapu Gaidhani Award was established in1988.• In 2001, Scholastic published a commemorative book featuring the winners of the 1999National Bravery Awards.• The book was entitled Brave Hearts. 29. Selection process• Each year, the ICCW receives applications for the National Bravery Award.• These applications come from official agencies such as local and district governments,school authorities, and councils for child welfare.• The applications must be received by September 30 to be eligible for selection.[4]• Awardees are selected by a committee constituted by the ICCW.• This committee consists of representatives from leading government and non-governmentorganizations, such as the secretariats of the president and the vice-president,the Central Social Welfare Board, the Indian Police, All IndiaRadio, Doordarshan, the National Bal Bhavan, SOS Children's Villages of India.• Ceremony• The awards are usually announced on 14 November, Children's Day, or inJanuary the following year, and later presented by the prime minister on theeve of the Republic Day, and prior to this the President hosts a reception intheir honour, where the children meet the media.[13]• On 26 January, the awardees take part in the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath,New Delhi 30. National Child Award for ExceptionalAchievementNational Child Award for Exceptional AchievementAward InformationType CivilianCategory Age between 4 to 15 yearInstituted 1996Last awarded 2013Awarded by Government of IndiaCash award Gold Medal with Rs 20,000;Silver Medal with Rs 10,000/- 31. • The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement was instituted in 1996 andis awarded by the Department of Women & Child Development,[1] Govt. of India tochildren between ages 4 to 15 with exceptional abilities• Ceremony• The awards are generally presented on 14 November, Children's Day, usually bythe President of India in Durbar Hall of theRashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.• Recommending Authorities• The application should be recommended by State/U.T Deptts., any Deptt. of Govt.of India/District Authority, Local Self Govt. (Panchayat, Zila Parishad, MunicipalCorporation etc.), Experts in the field, Member of Parliament, Member ofLegislative Assemblies/Legislative Councils and reputed Voluntary Organizations.• Last Date of Receipt of Recommendation• Particulars of the child recommended for the Award should be furnished in theprescribed format. Recommendations is to be made on or before 31st July of eachyear.• Selection Committee• Selection for this award is made by a National Selection Committee constituted bythe Government of India. 32. Central•Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan Award•Ganga Sharan Award•Subramanya Bharathi Award•George Grierson Award•Moturi Satyanarayan Award 33. Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan Award• Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan Award is a literary honorin India which Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, (Central HindiOrganization), Ministry of Human Resource Development,annually confers on writers of outstanding works in HindiTravel Literature It is also called Hindi SeviSamman or Rahul Sankrityayan National Award and isgiven to number of Hindi experts for playing theirimportant role in promoting the Hindi language.• The award was established by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan in1989 on the name of the Father of Hindi TravelLiterature Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan• Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan Award is awarded for theDevelopment Travelog & Research and analytical worksin Hindi every year by the President Of India. 34. Year Name Presenter1993 (Late) Dr. Kamala Sankrityayan1993 Dr. Shyam Singh Rashi1994 Shankar Dalal Singh1994 Vishwanath Iyer1995 Vishnu Prabhakar1995 Dr. Rajendra Awasthi1996 Dr. Prabha Khaitan1996 Dr. Chandrakant Mahadev Bandiwadekar1997 Dr. Rameshwar Dayal Dubey1997 Katil Ganapati Sharma1998 Dr. Rajmal Bora1998 (Late) Dr. Nagendranath Upadhyaya1999 (Late) Dr. Shashiprabha Shastri1999 Dr. Seetesh Alok2000 (Late) Shailesh Matiyani2000 Dr. V. Govind Shenay2001 Dr. Kamal Kishore Goenka2001 Dr.Viveki Rai2002 Dr. Ramdaras Mishra2002 Dr. S Takanmadi Amma2003 Krishnanath Mishra2003 Dinneshwar Prasad2004 Amritlal Veghad2004 Virendra Kumar Baranwal2005 Bhagwan Singh2005 Dr. Ramesh Chandrashah2006 Dr. Sadhana Saxena2006 Pro. Shekhar Pathak2007 Dr. Puran Chandra Joshi Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil2007 Hariram Meena Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil 35. Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan Awardमहापंडित राहुल सांकृत्यायन पुरस्कारAward InformationCategory Travel Literature (2 Individuals)Description Literary awardin IndiaInstituted 1989First awarded 1993Last awarded 2007Total awarded 30Awarded by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Government of IndiaFirst awardee(s) Dr. Kamala SankrityayanDr. Shyam Singh RashiLast awardee(s) Dr. Puran Chandra JoshiHariram Meena 36. Kamala Sankrityayan• Dr. Kamala Sankrityayan was one of the popular Hindi writer, editorand Nepali scholar of the 20th century and the wife of historian RahulSankrityayan.• Dr. Kamala Sankrityayan was born on 15 August 1920 in Kalimpong in WestBengal. She did Doctorate From Agra University. She was married tohistorian Rahul Sankrityayan. They had a son Jeta & a daughter Jaya.• Dr. Kamala Sankrityayan was a well known Nepali writer, Scholar and Translator.She translated Valmiki's Ramayana in Nepali.• She also remained a member of The National Bibliography of IndianLiterature (1901–1953). She also wrote books like The Ramayana Tradition inAsia, Mahamanav Mahapandit, Prabha, Nepali Sahitya etc.• She was well versed in many languages. She was actively participated in the fieldof Nepali and Hindi literature since the 1950s and the recipient of numerousRegional and National awards in Hindi and Nepali Literature.• She was honoured with Bhanu Puraskar in 1982 and Mahapandit RahulSankrityayan Award in 1993, for her creation and compile of essays Bichar TathaBiwechana.• She has contributed 13 different Hindi and Nepali books and more than 500piece of writing on her credits, equally responsible for the creation of IndianLiterature Encyclopedia. She was also the head of Hindi Dept., Loreto College,Darjeeling. Her last bookDibya Mani was released last year.• She died on 25 October 2009. Last tribute was held at her residence Rahul Niwas,Kernel Villa, Darjeeling, amongst her family, well wishers and the citizens ofDarjeeling town on 26 October 2009.Dr. Kamala Sankrityayanकमला सांकृत्यायनDr. Kamala Sankrityayan (1920–2009)Born 15 August 1920Kalimpong, West Bengal,IndiaDied 25 October 2009 (aged 89)Darjeeling, West Bengal, IndiaPen name Dr. Kamala SankrityayanOccupation Writer, editor, scholarNationality Indian 37. Hariram MeenaHariram Meena was born on 1 May 1952 inSawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.Various publications have been credited to hisname and these include one novel, twoanthologies and one travelogue.Hari Ram Meena has written eight books inHindi including collections of poems,travelogues, novesl, tribal discourses, and oneedited book of tribal poems. He did lot ofresearch work on Tribal issues after travellingto various areas including interior tribalpockets. He is the recipient of RajasthanSahitya Academy’s highest Meera Award (forPoetry), the Mahapandit Rahul SankratyayanAward (for Travelogue) by Kendriya HindiSansthan and the Bihari Award 2012(forNovel) by K K Birla Foundation, New Delhi. 38. Ganga Sharan Singh Award• Ganga Sharan Singh Awardis a literaryhonour in India which Kendriya HindiSansthan, (Central HindiOrganization), Ministry of HumanResource Development, annually conferson writers of outstanding works in HindiLiterature. It is also a Hindi SeviSamman and is given to numberof Hindiexperts for playing theirimportant role in promoting the Hindilanguage.Ganga Sharan Singh Awardगगंाशरण ससहं परुस्कारAward InformationCategory Hindi Language Promotion (3-16Individuals)Description Literary awardin IndiaInstituted 1989First awarded 1989Last awarded 2012Total awarded 90Awarded by Kendriya HindiSansthan, Government of India 39. President Pratibha Patil presentsGanga Sharan Singh Award (2009) toFilm Director Madhur Bhandarkarduring 'Hindi Sevi Samman Yojna'awards function, held at RashtrapatiBhavan in New Delhi on June 20,2012.President Pratibha Patil presents Ganga Sharan SinghAward (2008) to film-maker Shyam Benegal during 'HindiSevi Samman Yojna' awards function, held at RashtrapatiBhavan in New DelhiPresident Pratibha Patil presents Ganga Sharan SinghAward (2009) to Prof. Chamanlal Sapru during 'HindiSevi Samman Yojna' awards function, held atRashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on June 20, 2012 40. Subramanyam Bharti Award• Subramanyam Bharati Award (Devnagari: सुब्रह्मण्यमभारती पुरस्कार) is a literary honor in India which KendriyaHindi Sansthan, (Central Hindi Organization), Ministry ofHuman Resource Development, annually confers onwriters of outstanding works in Hindi Literature. It is alsoa Hindi Sevi Samman and is given to numberof Hindiexperts for playing their important role inpromoting the Hindi language• The award was established by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan in1989 on the name of the Great Tamil WriterSubramanyaBharathi. It was first awarded in the year 1989 to Dr.Prabhakar Machwe, Dr. Wrajeshhwar Verma,Dr. HardevBahri, Dr. N.A Nagappa, Pro. Ram Singh Tomar, Dr. BhaktDarshan, Dr. P Gopal Sharma & Shri. Mangalnath Singh 41. Year Name1989Dr. Prabhakar Machwe,Dr. Wrajeshhwar Verma,Dr. Hardev Bahari,Dr. N.ANagappaPro. Ram Singh Tomar,Dr. Bhakt Darshan,Dr. P Gopal Sharma,Shri. MangalnathSingh1990 Acharya Devendra Nath Sharma,Dr. Ramanath Sahay1991 Dr. Shivmangal Singh 'Suman‘,Smt. Shivani,Dr. N. V. Rajagapolan1992 Shri. Vinay Mohan Sharma,Baba Nagarjuna1993 Shri. Nazir Banarasi,Shri. Rameshwar Shukla 'Achal'1994 Dr. Kailash Chandra Bhatia,Dr. Amba Shankar Nagar1995 Pro. Kalyanmal Lodha,Shri. Hanumchchhastri Ayachit1996 Shri. Nageshwar Sundaram,Pro. G Sundar Reddy1997 Dr. Nazir Muhammad,Dr. Laxminarayan Dubey1998 Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma,Late Dr. Vijayendra Snatak1999 Shri. Arvind Kumar,Dr. Maheep Singh2000 Smt. Tara Pandey,Dr. Kumar Vimal2001 Shri. Govind Mishra,Shri. Krishna Ballabh Dwivedi,Dr. Kanahaiya Singh2002 Shri. Manu Sharma,Shri. Dharampal Maini2003 Shri. Manager Pandey,Shri. Vishnuchandra Sharma2004 Shri. Vijendra Narayan Singh,Shri. Hrituraj2005 Shri. Manzoor Ahtesham,Shri. Krishnadutt Paliwal2006 Pro. Kamla Prasad,Shri. Surajpal Chauhan2007 Pro. Nirmala Jain,Pro. Nandkishore Nawal 42. Subramanyam Bharati Awardसुब्रह्मण्यम भारती पुरस्कारAward InformationCategory Hindi LiteratureDescription Literary awardin IndiaInstituted 1989First awarded 1989Last awarded 2007Total awarded 46Awarded by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Government of IndiaFirst awardee(s) Dr. Prabhakar MachweDr. Wrajeshhwar VermaDr. Hardev BahariDr. N.A NagappaPro. Ram Singh TomarDr. Bhakt DarshanDr. P Gopal SharmaShri. Mangalnath SinghLast awardee(s) Pro. Nirmala JainPro. Nandkishore Nawal 43. Shivmangal Singh Suman• Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' (Hindi: शिवमंगल श हं ुमन; 1915–2002) was anoted Hindi poet and academician.• Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India, said, "Dr Shiv Mangal Singh‘Suman’ was not only a powerful signature in the field of Hindi poetry, but he wasalso the custodian of the collective consciousness of his time. His creations notonly expressed the pain of his own feelings, but were also fearless constructivecommentary on the issues of the era.• Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' was born on August 5, 1915 at Jhagarpur, Unnaodistrict in Uttar Pradesh (India). He was a leading Hindi writer and poet. He earneda M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi from Benaras Hindu University. The university alsohonoured him with a D.Litt. in 1950• Suman worked as the Vice Chancellor of Vikram University (Ujjain) during 1968-78;the Vice-President of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow; Press & CulturalAttache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu (Nepal) during 1956-61; and the President,Association of Indian Universities (New Delhi) during 1977-78.• He was the Executive President, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, until he died of heartattack on November 27, 2002 44. Shivmangal Singh SumanBorn August 5, 1915Jhagarpur, Unnao District, UttarPradesh, British IndiaDied November 27, 2002 (aged 87)Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, IndiaOccupation Poet, academicianNationality IndianNotable work(s) Mitti Ki Baarat, Hillol, JeevanKe GaanNotable award(s) 1974: Sahitya Akademi Award1999: Padma Bhushan1974: Padma Shri1958: Deva Puraskar1974: Soviet Land Nehru Award1993: Shikhar Samman1993: Bharat Bharti Award 45. • Gaura Pant• Gaura Pant 'Shivani' was born on October 17, 1924, the Vijaya Dasami day in Rajkot, Gujarat, whereher father, Ashwini Kumar Pande was a teacher with princely state of Rajkot.He wasa Kumaoni Brahmin.• Her mother was a Sanskrit scholar, and the first student of Lucknow Mahila Vidyalaya. Later her fatherbecame the Diwan with the Nawab of Rampur and the member of Viceroy's Bar Council,[6] thereafterthe family moved to the princely state of Orchha, where her father held an important position.• Thus Shivani's childhood had influences of these varied places, and an insight into women of privilege,which reflected in much of her work. At Lucknow, she became the first student of the local, 'LucknowMahila Vidyalaya'.• Gaura Pant 'Shivani' was born on October 17, 1924, the Vijaya Dasami day in Rajkot, Gujarat, whereher father, Ashwini Kumar Pande was a teacher with princely state of Rajkot.He wasa Kumaoni Brahmin. Her mother was a Sanskrit scholar, and the first student of Lucknow MahilaVidyalaya.• Later her father became the Diwan with the Nawab of Rampur and the member of Viceroy's BarCouncil,[6] thereafter the family moved to the princely state of Orchha, where her father held animportant position.• Thus Shivani's childhood had influences of these varied places, and an insight into women of privilege,which reflected in much of her work. At Lucknow, she became the first student of the local, 'LucknowMahila Vidyalaya'. 46. In 1951, her short story, 'Main Murga Hun' (I am a Chicken) was published inDharmayug, and she became Shivani, from Gaura Pant.Her first novel, Lal Haveli, established her reputation in the early sixties, and in thenext ten years she produced several major works which were serialized in the Hindimagazine, Dharmayug. Proficient in many other languagesincluding Sanskrit, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, and English, Shivani received the PadmaShri for her contribution to Hindi literature in 1982.[2]She was a prolific writer, her oeuvre consists of over 40 novels, many short storiesand hundreds of articles and essays. Her most famous works include ChaudahPhere, Krishnakali, Lal Haveli, Smashan Champa, Bharavi, Rati Vilap, Vishkanya,Apradhini (a collection of interviews with women lifers); travelogues: 'Yatriki', basedon her London travels and 'Chareivati', based on her travels to Russia.[11]Gaura Pant (Shivani)Gaura Pant (Shivani) (1923–2003)Born October 17, 1923Rajkot, Gujarat, IndiaDied March 21, 2003 (aged 79)New Delhi, IndiaPen name ShivaniOccupation novelistNationality Indian 47. Dr. George Grierson Award• The Dr. George Grierson Award is a literary honor in India. It isconferred annually by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, (Central HindiOrganization), Ministry of Human Resource Developmenton writersof outstanding works in Hindi Literature. It is also a Hindi SeviSamman and is given to number ofHindi experts for playing theirimportant role in promoting the Hindi language in abroad.• The award was established by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan in 1989 onthe name of the linguist Dr. George Abraham Grierson. It was firstawarded in the year 1994 to Dr. Lothar Luts.• Dr. George Grierson Award is awarded for the promotion the Hindilanguage in abroad and analytical works in Hindi every year bythe President Of India. 48. Year Name Country1994 Dr. Lothar Luts1995 Dr. Maria Ksistof Briski Poland1996 Dr. Odolen Smékal Czechoslovakia1997 Dr. Rupart Snail United Kingdom1998 Shri. Abhimanyu Anat Mauritius1999 Pro. P.A Bashannikov Russia2000 Pro. Jin Ding Han China2001Shri Naresh BhartiyaDr. Tomiyo MijokamiIndiaJapan2002 Dr. Maria Nejyeshi Hungary2003 Shri. Toshio Tanaka Japan2004Dr. Ronald StuartMaikgregar2005 Dr. Indra Dasnayak2006 Pro. Mariola Ofredi Italy2007 Pro. Danuta Stashik Poland2012 Pro. Jeong Ho Lee South KoreaDr. George Grierson Awardिॉ जॉजज ग्रियसजन पुरस्कारAward InformationCategory Promotionof Hindi Language (1-2Individuals)Description Literary awardin IndiaInstituted 1989First awarded 1994Last awarded 2007Total awarded 15Awarded by Kendriya HindiSansthan, Governmentof IndiaFirst awardee(s) Dr. Lothar LutsLast awardee(s) Pro. Danuta Stashik 49. Padmabhushan Dr. Moturi SatyanarayanAward• Padmabhushan Dr. Moturi SatyanarayanAward (Devnagari: पद्मभूषण िॉ. मोटूरर सत्यानारायण पुरस्कार) isa literary honor in India which Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, (CentralHindi Organization), Ministry of Human Resource Development,annually confers on writers of outstanding works in Hindi Literature.It is also a Hindi Sevi Samman and is given to numberof Hindi experts for playing their important role in promoting theHindi language.• The award was established by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan in 1989 onthe name of the Great Hindi Activist Moturi Satyanarayana. It wasfirst awarded in the year 2002 to Shri. Harishankar 'Aadesh'.Padmabhushan Dr. Moturi Satyanarayan Award is awarded forPromotion of Hindi language in abroad every year bythe President Of India. 50. Year Name Country2002 Harishankar 'Aadesh'[1] Canada2003 P. Jayaraman[1] America2004 Pro. Yamuna Kachru[1] America2005 Krishna Kishore[1] America2006 Prem Lata Verma[1] Argentina2007 Usha Priyamwada[1] America2008 Purnima Varman[2] UAE2009Dr. SurendraGambhir[2] America2010 Madanlal Madhu Russia2011 Tejendra Sharma United KingdomPadmabhushan Dr. Moturi Satyanarayan Awardपद्मभूषण िॉ. मोटूरर सत्यानारायण पुरस्कारDr Moutri Satyanarayan.jpgAward InformationCategory Promotion of HindiLanguage (1 Individual)Description Literary awardin IndiaInstituted 1989First awarded 2002Last awarded 2011Total awarded 8Awarded by Kendriya HindiSansthan, Government ofIndiaFirst awardee(s) Shri. Harishankar 'Aadesh'Last awardee(s) Tejendra Sharma 51. Sports•Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award•Arjuna Award•Dronacharya Award (coaching)•Dhyan Chand Award (lifetimeachievement) 52. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna• The Rajiv Gandhi KhelRatna (RGKR) is India’s highesthonour given for achievement insports. The words "Khel Ratna"literally mean "sports gem"in Hindi. The award is namedafter the late Rajiv Gandhi,former Prime Minister of India.It carries a medal, a scroll ofhonour and a substantial cashcomponent. Up to 2004–05, thecash component was Rs.500,000/- (c.11,500 USD).Themoney has been increased fromRs. 500,000 to Rs. 750,000.[1]• The award was instituted in theyear 1991–92 to supply the lackof a supreme national accoladein the field of sports.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna AwardAward InformationType CivilianCategory Sports (Individual / Team)Description Highest sports honour in IndiaInstituted 1991–1992First awarded 1991–1992Awarded by Government of IndiaCash award 750,000First awardee(s) Viswanathan AnandLast awardee(s) Yogeshwar Dutt, Vijay KumarRecent awardee(s) Ronjan SodhiAward rank 53. AwardeesYear Name Image Birth Sport Discipline1991–92 Viswanathan Anand[2] b. 1969 Chess1992–93 Geet Sethi[3] – b. 1961 Billiards1994–95 Cdr. Homi D. Motivala – b. 1958 Yachting (Team Event)1994–95 Lt. Cdr. P. K. Garg – b. 1963 Yachting (Team Event)1995–96 Karnam Malleswari – b. 1975 Weightlifting1996–97 Nameirakpam Kunjarani – b. 1968 Weightlifting1996–97 Leander Paes b. 1973 Tennis1997–98 Sachin Tendulkar[4] b. 1973 Cricket1998–99 Jyotirmoyee Sikdar – b. 1969 Athletics1999–2000 Dhanraj Pillay [5] b. 1968 Hockey 54. 2000–01 Pullela Gopichand[6] – b. 1973 Badminton2001–02 Abhinav Bindra[7] b. 1982 Shooting2002–03 Anjali Ved Pathak Bhagwat[8] b. 1969 Shooting2002–03 K. M. Beenamol[8] – b. 1975 Athletics2003–04 Anju Bobby George[9] – b. 1977 Athletics2004–05Lt. Col Rajyavardhan SinghRathore[10] b. 1970 Shooting2005–06 Pankaj Advani[11] b. 1985 Billiards and Snooker2006–07 Manavjit Singh Sandhu[12] – b. 1976 Shooting2007–08 Mahendra Singh Dhoni[13] b. 1981 Cricket2008–09 Mary Kom [14] b. 1983 Boxing2008–09 Vijender Singh [14] b. 1985 Boxing2008–09 Sushil Kumar [14] b. 1983 Wrestling2009–10 Saina Nehwal[15] b. 1990 Badminton2010–11 Gagan Narang[16] – b. 1983 Shooting2011–12 Vijay Kumar[17] – b. 1985 Shooting2011–12 Yogeshwar Dutt[17] b. 1982 Wrestling2012–13 Ronjan Sodhi[18] b. 1979 Shooting 55. Viswanathan Anand• Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11December 1969) is anIndian chess Grandmaster and former WorldChess Champion. Anand has won the WorldChess Championship five times[3] (2000, 2007,2008, 2010, 2012), and was the undisputedWorld Champion from 2007 to 2013. Anandwas the FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion in2003, and is widely considered thestrongest rapid player of his generation• Anand became India's first grandmaster in1988. He was also the first recipient ofthe Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honour. In 2007,he was awarded India's second highest civilianaward, the Padma Vibhushan, making him thefirst sportsperson to receive the award inIndian history. Anand has won the ChessOscar six times (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007,2008). 56. Ronjan Sodhi• Ronjan Sodhiis anIndian trap shooter. He wontwo silver medals atthe 2010 CommonwealthGames and a gold medal atthe 2010 Asian Games. In2011, he became firstIndian to successfullydefend a World Cup title.He is also a recipient ofthe Arjuna Award and RajivGandhi Khel Ratna award.• He is currently ranked No. 1in International ShootingSport Federation (ISSF)world rankingsPersonal informationNationality IndianBorn 23 October 1979 (age 34)Ferozepur, Punjab, IndiaHeight 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)Weight 87 kg (192 lb)SportCountry IndiaSport Sport shootingEvent(s) Double trapClub Ferozpur District RifleAssociationTurned pro 1998Coached by Morrad A. KhanMarcello DradiAchievements and titlesHighest world ranking 1Medal recordISSF World Cup FinalGold 2010 İzmir DoubletrapGold 2011 Al Ain DoubletrapSilver 2012 Maribor DoubletrapAsian GamesGold 2010 Guangzhou DoubletrapBronze 2010 Guangzhou Men's Doubletrap TeamCommonwealth GamesSilver 2010 New Delhi Double trapSilver 2010 New Delhi Men's Double trap pairs 57. Personal data: Sport associated data:Gender M Club Feroz Pur District RifleAssociationYear of birth 1979 Start of competing 1998Place of birth Ferozepur, IND Practising shooter since 1997Hometown Ferozepur, IND Personal Coach Morrad A. KhanResidence New Delhi National Coach Marcello DradiHeight (cm) 175 Handedness rightWeight (kg) 87 Master Eye rightMarital status married Events DT150,TR125Children 1 Other sport activitiesHigher education MBA CommentsProfession PoliceHobbies Golf, shootingLanguages English, Hindi, Punjabi 58. Arjuna Award• The Arjuna Awards were instituted in 1961 by the government of India to recognize outstandingachievement in National sports. The award carries a cash prize of 500,000,a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll.• Over the years the scope of the award has been expanded and a large number of sports personswho belonged to the pre-Arjun Award era were also included in the list. Further, the number ofdisciplines for which the award is given was increased to include indigenous games and thephysically handicapped category.• The Government has recently revised the scheme for the Arjun Award.[1] As per the revisedguidelines, to be eligible for the Award, a sportsperson should not only have had good performanceconsistently for the previous three years at the international level with excellence for the year forwhich the Award is recommended, but should also have shown qualities of leadership,sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.• From the year 2001, the award is given only in disciplines falling under the following categories:• Olympic Games / Asian Games / Commonwealth Games / World Cup / World ChampionshipDisciplines and Cricket• Indigenous Games• Sports for the Physically Challenged• In mid-August 2011, 19 athletes were announced as Arjuna recipients; the high number due to theinclusion of both the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2010 Asian Games in the Arjuna qualifyingyear.[2][3]• In 2012, 25 sportspersons were conferred with the Arjuna awards. 59. Arjuna AwardAward InformationType CivilianCategory Sports (Individual)Instituted 1961First awarded 1961Last awarded 2012Awarded by Govt. of IndiaCash award 500,000Award rankContents1 Arjun Awardees in Archery2 Arjun Awardees in Athletics3 Arjun Awardees in Badminton4 Arjun Awardees in Ball Badminton5 Arjun Awardees in Basketball6 Arjun Awardees in Billiards & Snooker7 Arjun Awardees in Boxing8 Arjun Awardees in Carrom9 Arjun Awardees in Chess10 Arjun Awardees in Cricket11 Arjun Awardees in Cycling12 Arjun Awardees in Equestrian13 Arjun Awardees in Football14 Arjun Awardees in Golf15 Arjun Awardees in Gymnastics16 Arjun Awardees in Hockey17 Arjun Awardees in Judo18 Arjun Awardees in Kabaddi19 Arjun Awardees in Lawn Tennis20 Arjun Awardees in Power Lifting21 Arjun Awardees in Rowing22 Arjun Awardees in Polo23 Arjun Awardees in Shooting24 Arjun Awardees in Squash25 Arjun Awardees in Swimming26 Arjun Awardees in Table Tennis27 Arjun Awardees in Volleyball28 Arjun Awardees in Weightlifting29 Arjun Awardees in Wrestling30 Arjun Awardees in Wushu31 Arjun Awardees in Yachting 60. Dronacharya Award• Dronacharya Award is anaward presented by thegovernment of India forexcellence in sports coaching.The award comprisesa bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and acash component ofRs.500,000. The award wasinstituted in 1985.[1]• As the best sportspersonaward is named ArjunaAward, it is appropriate thatthe coaching award is namedafterDronacharya, as he wasthe teacher of Arjuna. B.I.Fernandez is the first foreigncoach to be awardedDronacharya Award.Dronacharya awardAward InformationType CivilianCategory Sports Coaching (Individual)Instituted 1985First awarded 1985Last awarded 2013Total awarded 85Awarded by Govt. of IndiaCash award . 5lakh 61. O. M. Nambiar• FOR one who used to dream of wearing the India blazer as asportsman in his Air Force days, O. M. Nambiar ended upbecoming one of India's top coaches, a `Dronacharya' who wasrecognised for giving P. T. Usha to Indian athletics.• K. GOPINATHANO. M. Nambiar with his best pupil, P. T. Usha.• FOR one who used to dream of wearing the India blazer as asportsman in his Air Force days, O. M. Nambiar ended upbecoming one of India's top coaches, a `Dronacharya' who wasrecognised for giving P. T. Usha to Indian athletics. At 73 yearswhen one would have expected him to sit back and enjoy retiredlife, Nambiar still remains active. He has two trainees (schoolchildren) from his neighbourhood to keep him busy and he isconfident at least one of them will take the Usha route. Known forhis candid assessment of all he had seen and involved himself,Nambiar gives a brief on what was, what is and what can be donefor Indian athletics to glow at the international stage.O. M. Nambiar with hisbest pupil, P. T. Usha. 62. Prakash Bhardwaj,Indian BoxerOm Prakash Bhardwaj is a famous Indian boxingcoach and received the highest honour- the Dronacharya Award, in1985 from the Government of India for his services.O.P. Bhardwaj or Om Prakash Bhardwaj, as he is also known as, is aBoxing coach from India. He received the highest award forcoaching of athletes and sports- the Dronacharya Award, in 1985from the Government of India.Career as a Coach for Om Prakash BhardwajOm Prakash Bhardwaj remained at the helm of National Boxingfrom 1968 to 1989. During the time he was at the top of affairs forIndian boxing, the boxers has been placed on the top slot medalstally in the Asian Games (1970-1986), Mini Commonwealth Games( Brisbane, 1982), Kings Cup (Bangkok, 1982) and SAF Games (Calcutta, 1987).He was also instrumental in founding the Boxing CoachingDepartment at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, where hetrained the pupil and held the position of head coach from 1975 to1988. 63. Purnima Mahato• Purnima Mahato (Hindi: पूर्णिमा महतो, Bengali: পূর্ণিমা মাহাত া ) is an Indian archer and archery coachfrom Jamshedpur, India.[1] She has won the Indian national archery championships and a silver medal atthe 1998 Commonwealth Games.• She was a coach for the Indian national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was selected to coach theteam at the2012 Summer Olympics. She was awarded Dronacharya award from President of India for 2013on 29 August 2013• As an archer, Mahato earned medals in both national and international archery competitions.• Mahato has been a coach for Indian national teams at several events[1][1] including the 2005 Senior WorldOutdoor Archery Championship at Spain, where her team earned a silver medal.[1] She also coached theIndian side at the 2007 Senior Asian Archery Championship in China,[1] where the men's team she coachedfinished first and the women's team she coached finished third.[1] She was an assistant coach for India atthe 2008 Summer Olympics• She coached the Indian national team at the 2010 Commonwealth games, with her archers earning threegold and two bronze medals.[7] At the Global Sports Summit TURF 2011, she was named the coach of theyear 64. Purnima MahatoPersonal informationNationality IndianBorn JamshedpurResidence Jamshedpur, Jharkhand,IndiaSportCountry IndiaSport ArcheryClub Tata Archery AcademyTeam Indian Archery TeamCoachTurned pro 1993Achievements and titlesHighest world ranking National ChampionsDeepika (left) with Purnima Mahato at world cupfinal, Istanbul.Purnima Mahato isreceiving DonacharyaAward from President 65. K.P Thomas• The famous Athletics coach K.PThomas has received theDronacharya Life time AchievementAward. He is one who coachedthe Koruthod’s C.K.M.H.S.S schoolteam to hold the record with a 16 –year run, as the statechampion’s school. Presently he isthe Sports teacher in VannapuramS.N.M.H.S . This time Five personsgot Dronacharya award.• It is PC Joseph who discovered thetalents of Anju Boby George, JosephAbraham, Shiney Wilson, JincyPhillipe etc. He have a special talentto find out the kids who have theathletic talent and he gives coachingfor them. He is working in the IndianSports field for the four decades andstill he is active. 66. Dronacharya Award 2013 Shri Raj SinghSecretary General Wrestling Federation ofIndia 67. Dhyan Chand Award• Dhyan Chand Award• Given by the Government of India, highest award, for life time achievement in sports andgames, is Dhyan Chand Award.In the year 2002 the award was introduced and named as themost reknowned Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. The award carries ceremonial dress, astattuee, a cash prize of INR 5 lakh (500,000 rupees), and a scroll of honour.Year Men2002 Ashok Diwan2003 Charles Cornelius2003 Dharam Singh Mann2004 Hardayal Singh2005 Rajinder Singh2006 Cdr. Grahnandan Singh(Nandy Singh)2007 Varinder Singh2008 Mukhbain Singh2012 Gundeep Kumar2013 Syed AliPresident Pranab Mukherjee honours MaryD'souza Sequeira (Athletics) with DhyanChand Award 2013President Pranab Mukherjee honors Girraj Singh(Para Sports) with Dhyan Chand Award 2013Mr Shri Satish Pillai(right) accepts hisaward for hisservices to SpecialOlympics Bharat. 68. TENZING NORGAY NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARDS :• The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had instituted National Adventure Awards(renamed as Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards) in 1993 with a view to givingdue recognition to the achievements made by persons in the field of adventure.Nawang Gombu receives the Tenzing NorgayNational Adventureaward for life time achivement from the thenPresident Dr A.P.J.AbdulWing Commander Jai Kishan from theIndian Air force received the TenzingNorgay National Adventure Award fromthe President of India.President Pratibha Patil presents Tenzing Norgay NationalAdventure Award for the year 2009 to ChandraprabhaAitwal for life time contribution during Arjuna Awards 2010at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.Bachinepally Shekhar Babu, 27, a residentof Hyderabad, has become the first personfrom Andhra Pradesh to climb MountEverest as an individual.The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the TenzingNorgay National Adventure Award-2012 to Shri Basant SinghRoy for Mountaineering, 69. 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