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IMP Sports Awards Of India

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
It is instituted in 1991-92 with the objective of honouring most outstanding sportsperson to enhance their general status. It is the highest award bestowed to a sports person in India. The amount of prize money is Rs. 7.5 Lakh. First recipient is Vishwanathan Anand.

Dronacharya Award
It is instituted in 1985 by the Government of India to recognise excellence in sports coaching. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakh, a bronze statue of Dronacharya and a scroll of honour. First recipient was OM Nambiar.

Arjuna Award
It is instituted in 1961 by the Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National Sports. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakh, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll of honour. First recipient was Bajrangi Prasad.

Dhyanchand Award
it is instituted in 2002, carries a cash prize of 1.5 Lakh, a plaque and a scroll of honour. This honour is given to those sports persons who have contributed to sports persons and sports by their performance and continue to contribute their promotion for sports even after their retirement from active sporting career. First recipient was Aparna Ghosh.

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