Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India has a scheme of The Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports And Games.
The objective of the Awards is to recognize outstanding achievements of sportspersons in the field of sports at international level.
- To be eligible for the Award, a sportsperson should have had not only good performance over the previous four years at the International level but also should have shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.
- The Government will only consider conferring Arjuna Award in the disciplines falling under following categories:- a) Olympic Games/Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/World Cup/Word Championship disciplines and cricket or any equivalent recognized international Tournament. b) Indigenous Games. c) Sports for physically challenged.
Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports And Games. The Award consist of a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash Award of Rs. 5.00 lakh which will be presented to the winners in a function to be held at a place and on a date to be decided by the Government of India.
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