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Arjuna Awards in India
Arjuna Awards in India are instituted in order to recognise the achievements of the country`s sportsman. It is introduced by the Government of India and it is considered as one of the most prestigious awards of the country.
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 Arjuna Awards in IndiaArjuna Awards in India are introduced for recognising the exceptional accomplishments of the players in National sports. Arjuna Awards were introduced by the Government of India in the year 1961. Arjuna Award includes a bronze statue of Arjuna, a scroll and a cash reward of Rs. 5, 00, 000.

Arena of Arjuna Awards
In India, there are a lot of sports that have been considered as the mainstream or most popular sports. Amongst these sports Athletics, Hockey, Cricket, Football, Boxing, Chess, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Volleyball, Shooting, etc. are the leading. However, there are some other sports as well that might not be that much popular but that have been played in India for quite a very long period of time. Some of these are Equestrian, Rowing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Archery, Judo, Golf, Kabaddi, Carrom, Billiards and Snooker etc.Arjuna Awards in India

Eligibility to achieve Arjuna Awards
In recent times, Government of India has modified the scheme for the Arjuna Award. The revised guidelines states that a sportsperson will be considered eligible for receive the Arjuna Award if that player has shown sportsmanship, leadership, discipline qualities. Further, that sportsman should have had a good performance record constantly at the international level for the past three years.

Categories of Arjuna Awards
Since the year 2001, the Arjuna Award is awarded in cases of the categories including Sports for the Physically Challenged, Commonwealth Games/ Olympic Games/ World Championship Disciplines/ Asian Games/ World Cup and also in the category of Indigenous Games. During the middle of August 2011, as many as 19 Indian athletes had received the Arjuna Awards, and during 2012, 25 sportspersons were granted the Arjuna Awards. Arjuna Awards are given in following categories like

Arjuna Awards in Archery
Arjuna Awards in Athletics
Arjuna Awards in Badminton
Arjuna Awards in Billiards and Snooker
Arjuna Awards in Boxing
Arjuna Awards in Carrom
Arjuna Awards in Chess
Arjuna Awards in Cricket
Arjuna Awards in Cycling
Arjuna Awards in Equestrian
Arjuna Awards in Basketball
Arjuna Awards in Football
Arjuna Awards in Shooting
Arjuna Awards in Swimming
Arjun Awards s in Golf
Arjuna Awards in Gymnastics
Arjuna Awards in Hockey
Arjuna Awards in Judo
Arjuna Awards in Kabaddi
Arjuna Awards in Lawn Tennis
Arjuna Awards in Powerlifting
Arjuna Awards in Rowing
Arjuna Awards in Shooting
Arjuna Awards in Swimming

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