National Sports Awards 2016

The Union Government bestows National Sports Awards every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports in India. These awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.

2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

> PV Sindhu (Badminton)
> Sakshi Malik (Wrestling)
> Dipa Karmakar (Gymnastics) and 
> Jitu Rai (Shooting)

2016 Dronacharya Award:

> Nagapuri Ramesh (Athletics)
> Sagar Mal Dhayal (Boxing)
> Raj Kumar Sharma (Cricket)
> Bishweshwar Nandi (Gymnastics)
> S. Pradeep Kumar (Swimming) and 
> Mahabir Singh (Wrestling)

2016 Arjuna Award:

> Rajat Chauhan (Archery)
> Lalita Babar (Athletics)
> Sourav Kothari (Billiards & Snooker)
> Shiva Thapa (Boxing)
> Ajinkya Rahane (Cricket)
> Subrata Paul (Football)
> Rani (Hockey)
> Raghunath V.R. (Hockey)
> Gurpreet Singh (Shooting)
> Apurvi Chandela (Shooting)
> Soumyajit Ghosh (Table Tennis)
> Vinesh (Wrestling)
> Amit Kumar (Wrestling)
> Andeep Singh Mann (Para-Athletics) and 
> Virender Singh (Wrestling)

2016 Dhyan Chand Award:

> Satti Geetha (Athletics)
> Sylvanus Dung Dung (Hockey) and 
> Rajendra Pralhad Shelke (Rowing)