Achievements beyond disabilities: Para Athletes Win National Sports AwardsAbility India
National Sports Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. The Government of India has announced the list of winners of the National Sports Awards 2020, as per the recommendation of the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma (former Judge of Supreme Court of India). Honourable President of India conferred the awards to the awardees at a specially organized function through virtual mode from Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th August, 2020. Among the award winners, here are a number of Persons with disabilities who has have set inspiration for others with their exemplary performances and extraordinary achievements.
RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD: This award is being conferred for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
- Shri Mariyappan T. (Para Athletics)
ARJUNA AWARD: This award is being conferred for consistent outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
- Shri Suyash Narayan Jadhav (Para Swimming)
- Shri Sandeep (Para Athletics)
- Shri Manish Narwal (Para Shooting)
DRONACHARYA AWARD: This award is being conferred to coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events.
- Shri Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar (Para Powerlifting)
- Shri Gaurav Khanna (Para Badminton)
DHYAN CHAND AWARD: This award is being conferred for the life time contribution towards the development of sports.
- Shri J. Ranjith Kumar (Para Athletics)
- Shri Satyaprakash Tiwari (Para Badminton)
Ability India congratulates all the Awardess for their persistent efforts & achievements