Shiv Chhatrapati Award
Shiv Chhatrapati Award, also called as Shiv Chhatrapati State Sports Award, is the highest esteemed sports award honoured annually to the players of Maharashtra by the Government, in India.
The Government of Maharashtra introduced in 1969-70 a scheme for granting the Shiv Chhatrapati State Awards to sportsmen and women. The State Government has sanctioned 24 games for men and 12 for women for this plan.
Currently, the award carries a price money of Rupees 3 lakh, a trophy with a headgear of Shiv Chhatrapati, a sword, and Jari Patka positioned in a tray carried by a wooden stand. The winners are selected by a committee constituted by the Government of Maharashtra.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award
The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award, is an appreciation award given by the Punjab Government for eminence, superiority and accomplishment for the service and support of Punjab in the field of Sport.
This award usually given at the Olympic level, World Championship level, national and other international athletic areas.
The award was initiated in 1978. It usually comprises of a trophy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, applicant honour as well as 5 lakh Rupees.
First person who won the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award in history was a sportsperson Pargat Singh.
The award was halted for 10 years from 1996 to 2005 and was introduced again in 2006.
However, in 2006 the award was honoured and appreciated to individuals where it was misdated from 1997 to 2004 so no capable winner lose their chance to win the award.
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is India’s highest adventure sports honour. It is named after Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two people, along with Edmund Hillary, to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports bestows it on an annual basis.
The people who have displayed excellence and devoted themselves to the promotion of adventure sports are honoured with this award.
In most cases, one award is given in each of the four categories: land adventure, water (sea) adventure, air adventure, and lifetime achievement.
It was first given in 1994, and there have been 139 recipients since then.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar
The Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is a sports honour given in India. It is awarded yearly by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
The award acknowledges the “involvement of corporates, voluntary organizations, and sports control boards, in the encouragement and development of sports in the country” over the earlier three years. The award was started in the year 2009 and the guidelines were revised in the year 2015.
Since then, entities in four categories are awarded- Identification and nurturing of budding and young talent, Encouragement to sports through corporate social responsibility, Sports for development and Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures.
As of 2020, the award incorporates “a citation and a trophy in each of the categories”.