First Arjuna Awardee

General News | Jun-18-2022

First Arjuna Awardee

The Arjuna Award, authoritatively known as Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games, is the second-most elevated donning distinction of India, the most elevated being the Khel Ratna Award. The honor is named after Arjuna, one of the characters of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata of antiquated India. He is one of the Pandavas, portrayed as a talented bowman winning the hand of Draupadi in marriage, and in the Kurukshetra War, Lord Krishna turns into his charioteer showing him the consecrated information in Gita. He is viewed as perhaps the best fighter of old India after Rama, Lakshman, and Parshurama. In Hinduism, he has been viewed as an image of difficult work, devotion, and concentration. It is granted every year by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Before the presentation of the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 1991-1992, the Arjuna grant was the most elevated wearing distinction of India. The designations for the honor are gotten from all administrations perceived National Sports Federations, the Indian Olympic Association, the Sports Authority of India (SAI), the Sports Promotion and Control Boards, the state and the association region legislatures, and the Major Dhyan Chandra Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dhyan Chand and Dronacharya awardees of the earlier years. The beneficiaries are chosen by a council comprised of the Ministry and are respected for their "great execution in the field of sports over a time of four years" at the worldwide level and for having shown "characteristics of administration, sportsmanship and a feeling of discipline.

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