The Arjuna Award selection committee has nominated 17 sportspersons for the prestigious award.
The awards have been handed out since 1961(by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports) to recognise and applaud extraordinary performances in the field of sport.
The award comprises of a cash prize of Rs 5,00,000 along with a a ceremonial dress, a scroll of honour, and a bronze statuette of Arjuna.
Here is the complete list of athletes that have been recommended for the award:
1) V J Surekha (Archery),
2) Khushbir Kaur (Athletics),
3) Rajiv Arokia (Athletics),
4) Prasanthi Singh (Basketball),
5) L Devendro Singh (Boxing),
6) Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket),
7) Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket),
8) Oinam Bembem Devi (Football),
9) SSP Chawrasia (Golf),
10) S V Sunil (Hockey),
11) Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi),
12) P N Prakash (Shooting),
13) A Amalraj (Table Tennis),
14) Saketh Myneni (Tennis),
15) Satyawart Kadian (Wrestling),
16) Mariyappan Thangavelu (Para-Athlete)
17) Varun Bhati (Para-Athlete)