Dronacharya Award

  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • WFI recommends Raj Singh for Dronacharya award May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has recommended the names of its general secretary Raj Singh and veteran Guru Jasram for the Dronacharya Award in the category of lifetime contribution in coaching. "The federation has send two names for this award, including mine. I spent two decades with the...
  • Save Indian football and save me: Syed Nayeemuddin March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Syed Nayeemuddin, the great Indian footballer of the past and perhaps one of the greatest coaches Indian football has ever had, today finds himself in financial distress. Since being removed by the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) from the post of India's coach on March 2, 2006 after the...
  • Khel Ratna award for Vijay, Yogeshwar August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were on Wednesday jointly conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, country's highest sporting honour, while an unprecedented 25 sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna awards in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. A loud applause greeted the two Olympic heroes...
  • List of Arjuna, Drona and Khel Ratna awardees declared July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: For the first time more than two sportsperson may be awarded the country's highest sporting award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Beijing Games bronze medalists, boxer Vijender Singh and wrestler Sushil Kumar along with four-time women's world boxing champion M C Marykom have been recommended for the Khel Ratna. Sports ministry...
  • Rahul learnt boxing to keep fit for polls May 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Congress leader and youth icon, Rahul Gandhi may have army commandos to defend him but the young politician believes in self-defence and has learnt boxing skills from India's first Dronacharya-awardee Om Prakash Bharadwaj. The veteran coach told PTI that Gandhi learnt techniques of boxing from him for two months...
  • Pankaj Advani gets Khel Ratna August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: President APJ Abdul Kalam conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards -- country's highest sporting honours -- for 2005 at the Darbar Hall in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. The biggest winner of the evening was cueist Pankaj Advani who won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Advani, only 21,...