Awards by Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs

Name of the AwardGiven forFirst given in the yearMonetary Grant
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna AwardFor the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years immediately preceding the year during which award is to be given.1991-92Rs. 7.5 lakhs
Dronacharya AwardTo sports coaches who have successfully trained sportspersons or teams and enabled them to achieve outstanding results in international competitions.1985Rs. 5 lakhs
Dhyanchand AwardTo those sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and continue to contribute to the promotion of sports even after their retirement from active sporting career.2002Rs. 5 lakhs
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure AwardTo recognise the achievement of persons associated in the field of adventure. 3 categories for adventure on land, sea and air and 1 award for lifetime achievement.1993Rs. 5 lakhs
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar4 categories (a) Identification and nurturing of budding/young talent
(b) Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility
(c) Employment of sports persons and sports welfare measures
(d) Sports for Development
2009No cash award
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad TrophyOverall top performing university in the Inter-University tournaments. (The top 3 universities are given cash awards)1956-571. Rs. 10 lakhs 2. Rs. 5 lakhs and 3. 3 lakhs