Kashmir Indepth
Kashmir

Govt enhances prize money in Khel Ratna, Arjuna & Dronacharya awards

KINS Desk


Srinagar, Aug 29 (KINS): The prize money in four of the seven categories of the National Sports and Adventure Awards has been enhanced.


According to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced the enhancement  on the occasion of the National Sports Day Saturday.


“The prize money for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has been increased to 25 lakh rupees from the previous amount of 7.5 lakh rupees.
Arjuna Award has been enhanced to 15 lakh rupees from 5 lakh. The Dhronacharya (Lifetime) awardees, who were earlier given 5 lakh rupees will now be given 15 lakh rupees as cash prize, while Dhronacharya (Regular) will be given 10 lakh instead of  5 lakh rupees per awardee. Dhyanchand Awardees will be given 10 lakh rupees instead of 5 lakh rupees” the officials said.

Speaking about the decision, Rijiju said, the prize money for the Sports Awards was last reviewed in 2008.
He said these amounts should be reviewed once every 10 years at least. He added that if professionals in every field have seen an enhancement in their earnings, sportspersons should also get enhanced earnings.
The Minister was talking to the media after paying floral tributes to hockey wizard Major Dhyanchand at his statue in Dhyan Chand Stadium in Delhi this morning.
Rijiju  congratulated the winners of National Sports Awards for the accolades and honours they brought to India. He said that the performance of Indian athletes at international level has gone up as compared to the past.
He stated that well performing athletes have to be recognised and rewarded and therefore, the number of awardees in National Sports Awards has also gone up this year.(KINS)

Related posts

Kansal, Mudgal express grief over JPDCL employee’s demise in road accident

Kashmir Indepth

Advisor Bhatnagar meets injured JKP cops at GMC Jammu

Kashmir Indepth

Centre approves Rs 12,000 cr package for revamping power infra in J&K

Zainab Hamdani

COVID: Business activities resume after weekend lockdown lifted in Srinagar

Ankit Sharma

LG appreciates views of Sunil and Rishi about education reforms

Ankit Sharma

BJP Kashmir unit Pays tributes to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary .

Zainab Hamdani

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy