Vijay Goel felicitates 17 sports achievers at the India Sports Awards Ceremony

Vijay Goel
Vijay Goel

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:        

Category Winner Special Recognition
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.”

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