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Scheme For Arjuna Awards For Outstanding Performance In Sports And Games

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Arjuna Award is India's highest sporting award bestowed by the Government of India (Ministry of youth affairs and sports) to sportspersons for their outstanding performance in international as well as national events and also hold leadership qualities with good morals. The award was launched in 1961 and is presented by the President of India every year to sportspersons of different categories. The honor is named after Prince "Arjuna", the protagonist of the Indian epic "Mahabharata".

The Sportspersons are honored each year (one award is allotted in each discipline) with a bronze statue of Arjuna, a scroll, and a cash prize. There are three categories under which the award is distributed in various disciplines of sports:-
International-level competitions such as Olympic Games / Asian Games / Commonwealth Games / World Cup / World Championship Disciplines
Indigenous-Native Games
For para sportspersons

The applications are invited only online through a dedicated Portal. Sportspersons eligible in accordance with the award guidelines are permitted to self-apply without the recommendation of the authorities/persons through the online Portal.
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