Shri Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Program Implementation, Government of India, gave away the India Sports Awards to17 sports achievers and organisations at FICCI – TURF 2018 awards ceremony here.
The award recognised the achievements of sports achievers as well as public & private sector enterprises who have contributed immensely towards the development of sports at all levels in the country.
The following are categories of the awards and the names of the recipients:
|Sports Person of the Year||Neeraj Chopra|
|Breakthrough Sports person of the year||Hima Das and Swapna Barman||Manu Bhaker|
|Coach or support staff of the year||Sandeep Gupta||Jaspal Rana|
|Life time achievement award||Abhinav Bindra|
|Best Company Promoting Sports (Public Sector)||Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan||Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.|
|Best Company promoting sports (Private Sector)||JSW Sports|
|Best Professional Services Company||Great Sports Infra||Sequoia Fitness and Sports Technology|
|Best National Sports Federation||Athletics Federation of India|
|Best Sports Start Up||Sport For All Sporting Services Pvt. Ltd.|
|Best NGO Promoting Sports||Reliance Foundation||Rayalaseema Development Trust|
|Best State Promoting Sports||Haryana|
Speaking on the occasion Mr Vijay Goel said that we have a lot of talent in the country is important and that the Government and the Federations work in sync for better development of sports. He added, “We additionally have to believe that sports are an essential part of everyone life.”