After a long time Khel Ratna award will be given to only one player. Sharath Kamal had won three gold medals in the Commonwealth Games. He will be honored with the Khel Ratna Award. Meanwhile, world champion boxer Nikhat Zareen, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Eldhaus Paul, budding chess player R. Pragnanand has been recommended for Arjuna Award. Sharath, who has played in three Olympics, five Commonwealth Games and four Asian Games, has won the national championship ten times. Arjun in 2004; He was also honored with the Padma Shri award in 2019. The National Sports Awards will be presented on November 30 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Award Winner: Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna: Achanta Sharath Kamal (Table Tennis)
Arjuna Award: Seema Punia, Aldohaus Paul, Avinash Sable (All Athletics), Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy (Badminton), Amit, Nikhat Zareen (Boxing), Bhakti Kulkarni, R. Pragnanandh (Chess), Deep Grace Ekka (Hockey), Sushila Devi (Judo), Sakshi Kumari (Kabaddi), Nayan Moni Saikia (Lawn Bowl), Sagar Ovalkar (Mallakhamba), Elavenil Valarivan, Omprakash Mithrawal (Archery), Sreeja Akula ( Table Tennis), Vikas Thakur (Weightlifting), Anshu (Wrestling), Parveen (Wushu), Mansi Joshi (Para Badminton), Tarun Dhillon (Para Badminton), Swapnil Sanjay Patil (Para Swimming), Jernin Anika J (Aural Badminton).
Dronacharya Award: Jeevanjyot Singh Teja (Archery), Mohammad Ali Kumar (Boxing), Suma Shirur (Para Shooting), Sujit Mann (Wrestling) Dronacharya
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dinesh Lad (Cricket), Bimal Ghosh (Football), Raj Singh (Wrestling). Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award: Ashwini Akkunji (Athletics), Dharamveer Singh (Hockey), B. C. Suresh (Kabaddi), Neer Bahadur Gurung (Para Athletics). National Sports Promotion Award: Trans Stadia, Kalinga Institute, Ladakh Ski and Snowboard Association Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Best University Award: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar