Dronacharya Award: News

The Dronacharya Award is sports coaching honour of the Republic of India,awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Recipients are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry. They are honoured to do "outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis”. The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh.

01 Jul 2021


Indian archer Jyothi recommended for Khel Ratna award

Three-time World Cup silver medalist Jyothi Surekha Vennam has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the country's highest sporting honor, by the Archery Association of India (AAI).

31 Jul 2020

Virender Sehwag

National Sports Awards: Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh have been included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year's National Sports Awards winners.

06 Dec 2019


Former India table tennis coach Bhawani Mukherji passes away

Former Indian table tennis coach Bhawani Mukherji has passed away at the age of 68.

#IndiaInAustralia: India wear black armbands to pay respect to Achrekar

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team honored Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar by wearing black arm bands on Day one of the fourth Test against Australia at the SCG.

A nostalgic look at Sachin's equation with Ramakant Achrekar

Ramakant Achrekar, the childhood coach of Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 87 from old age-related ailments.

02 Jan 2019


Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar Sir passes away at 87

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ramakant Achrekar, has died aged 87.

13 Aug 2018


6 names shortlisted for head coach of women's cricket team

As per reports, the BCCI has shortlisted 6 names from the list of 20 applicants for the post of head coach of the Indian women's cricket team.

16 Nov 2017


Revisiting Pullela Gopichand's contributions to Indian badminton on his birthday

As the Indian badminton super coach Pullela Gopichand turns 44 today, a bilingual biopic about his life journey has been announced and will be presented by Fox Star Studios in collaboration with Abundantia Entertainment.

29 Aug 2017


It's National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand

To commemorate the birth anniversary of field hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, Indian government, in 2012, designated the 29th of August as "National Sports Day."

19 Aug 2017


Recipients of Arjuna and Dronacharya awards finalized

The list of Arjuna Award winners of this year has been retained by the Sports Ministry.

01 Jun 2017


Will not consider Gurmeet Rahim's name for Dronacharya Award: Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel said, in no unclear terms, that the ministry will not give any consideration to Yoga Federation of India's recommendation to give Dronacharya Award to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

30 May 2017


Dronacharya award nomination for Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Chief of Haryana based non-profit organization Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has been recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by the Yoga Federation of India.

21 Aug 2016


Gopichand, the Dronacharya of Indian badminton

PV Sindhu, the current Olympic silver medallist and Saina Nehwal, the 2012 bronze winner have one thing in common.