The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports. Instituted in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of INR 500,000, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll. The Government has recently revised the scheme for the Arjun Award. As per the revised guidelines, to be eligible for the Award, a sportsperson should not only have had good performance consistently for the previous three years at the international level with excellence for the year for which the Award is recommended, but should also have shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the select panels of eminent sportspersons and sports administrators; Selection Committees were headed by eminent sportspersons and consisted of former Olympians, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sports Journalists/Experts/Commentators and sports administrators. Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Shri Kapil Dev.
Here is the list of complete winners and their discipline. You can download this as PDF from print friendly button below.
1. Mr. Abhishek Verma - Archery
2. Ms. Tintu Luka- Athletics
3. Mr. H.N. Girisha- Para-Athletics
4. Mr. V. Diju- Badminton
5. Ms. Geetu Anna Jose- Basketball
6. Mr. Jai Bhagwan- Boxing
7. Mr. R. Ashwin- Cricket
8. Mr. Anirban Lahiri- Golf
9. Ms. Mamta Pujari - Kabaddi
10. Mr. Saji Thomas- Rowing
11. Ms. Heena Sidhu- Shooting
12. Ms. Anaka Alankamony- Squash
13. Mr. Tom Joseph- Volleyball
14. Ms. Renu Bala Chanu- Weightlifting
15. Mr. Sunil Kumar Rana- Wrestling
For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2014, no sportsperson has been recommended. The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2014 (National Sports Day).