National Sports Awards 2012 Winners

National Sports Awards 2012: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today presented the National Sports Awards 2012 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awards recognize and reward excellence in sports. The following were the recipients of the Awards:
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - 2012:
1. Vijay KumaR - Shooting
2. Yogeshwar Dutt - Wrestling
Arjuna Awards 2012 for 25 Sportsman:
* Deepika Kumari (Archery),
* Laishram Bombayla Devi (Archery),
* Sudha Singh (Athletics),
* Kavita Ramdas Raut (Athletics),
* Ashwani Ponnappa (Badminton),
* Parupalli Kashyap (Badminton),
* Aditya S Mehta (Billiards and Snooker),
* Vikas Krishan (Boxing),
* Yuvraj Singh (Cricket),
* Sardar Singh (Hockey),
* Yashpal Solanki (Judo),
* Anup Kumar (Kabaddi),
* Samir Suhag (Polo),
* Annu Raj Singh (Shooting),
* Omkar Singh (Shooting),
* Joydeep Karmakar (Shooting),
* Deepika Pallikal (Squash),
* Sandeep Sejwal (Swimming),
* Ng. Sonia Chanu (Weightlifting),
* Narsingh Yadav (Wrestling),
* Rajinder Kumar (Wrestling),
* Geeta Phogat (Wrestling),
* M. Bimoljit Singh (Wushu),
* Deepa Malik (Athletics – Paralympics),
* Ramkaran Singh (Athletics – Paralympics)
Dronacharya Awards for 2012: 
1. Shri Virender Poonia - Athletics
2. Ms. Sunil Dabas - Kabaddi (Women)
3. Shri Yashvir Singh - Wrestling
4. Shri Harendra Singh - Hockey
5. Dr. Satyapal Singh - Para Sports (Athletics)
6. Shri J.S. Bhatia - Athletics  *
7. Shri Bhawani Mukherjee - Table Tennis *
8. Shri B.I. Fernandez, Cuban Boxing Coach - Boxing *- for Life Time Achievement
Dhyan Chand Awards 2012: 
1. Shri Jagraj Singh Mann - Athletics
2. Shri Gundeep Kumar - Hockey
3. Shri Vinod Kumar - Wrestling
4. Shri Sukhbir Singh Tokas - Para-Sports
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2011 
1. Col Anand Swarup., SM* - Land Adventure
2. Subedar Rajendra Singh Jalal - Land Adventure
3. Ms. Bhakti Sharma - Water Adventure
4. Shri Mandip Singh Soin - Life Time Achievement
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2012: 
1. Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent  - Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)
2. Financial Support for Sports Excellence - Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB)
3. Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence - Services Sports Control Board (SSCB)
4. Employment of Sportspersons and Sports Welfare Measures. - Air India Sports Promotion Board