IBPS CWE UPDATES:: Sports and Literary Award

Sports and Literary Award:

Sports Award

Dronacharya Award:


a) Instituted in 1985, the Dronacharya Award is presented by the Indian Government for brilliance in sports coaching.
b) This was first given to O.M. Nambiar, Om Prakash Bhardwaj & Bhalchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat. In 2014, this was given to Jose Jacob & N.Lingappa.
c) The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash component of Rs.500,000.

Dhyan Chand Award:


a) The Dhyan Chand Award is the highest lifetime achievement award in sports and games in India and is presented by the Indian Government.
b) It was initiated in 2002.
c) It was firstly given to Aparna Ghosh, Ashok Diwan & Shahuraj Birajdar. In 2015, this was given to Romeo James, Shiv Prakash Mishra & T.P.P.Nair.
d) The award carries a cash prize of INR 500,000, a plaque and a scroll of honour.

Rajiv Gandhi KhelRatna:


a) In India, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is the highest honor given for accomplishment in sports.
b) The award was initiated in 1991-92 to offer a highest national tribute in the field of sports.
c) It was first given in 1991-92 to Viswanathan Anand & in 2014-15, it is given to Sania Mirza.
d) It carries a medal, a scroll of honour and a substantial cash component. Up to 2004–05, the cash component was Rs. 500,000/- (c.11,500 USD). In 2005, the money has been increased from Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 750,000.

Literary Awards:

Jnanpith Award:


               It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a trust founded by the publishers of the The Times of India. The award was instituted in 1961, and its first recipient, in 1965, was the Malayalam writer G. Sankara Kurup. For the year 2014, it was awarded to Bhalchandra Nemade.

Vyas Samman:  


                          First awarded in 1991, it is awarded annually by the K.K. Birla Foundation. To be eligible for the award, the literary work must be in the Hindi language and have been published in the past 10 years.  In 1991, it was given to Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma & for the year 2014 it was given to Kamal Kishore Goyenka. To be eligible for the award, the literary work must be in the Hindi language and have been published in the past 10 years.

Saraswati Samman:


                           for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. Instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation. In 1991, it was given to Harivansh Rai Bachchan & for the year 2014, Veerappa Moily was awarded with this award.



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