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Ten important points on Dronachrya Award

  1. Dronacharya Award is given to coaches and established in 1985. 
  2. It is officially known as Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games.
  3. The award is named after a guru from epic Mahabharat Guru Drona.
  4. This award is given to the coaches who have trained the sportspersons who achieve eminent success.
  5. The award prize is 5 lakh rupees. 
  6. It is an annual award to get nominated the person has to perform excellently for the last four consecutive years. 
  7. The ministry of  Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports give the award.
  8. Coaches from Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championship and World Cup along with Cricket, Indigenous Games, and Parasports
  9. The awardee gets a certificate, a bronze statue of Dronacharya, ceremonial dress and cash.
  10. The nomination received till 30 of April every year and a  selection committee of ten eminent people will decide the award. Om Prakash Bhardwaj, Balachandra Bhaskar Bhagwat, and O.M. Nambiar were the first who received the award.

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