Arjuna Award

Indian award

The Arjuna Awards were established by monkey the government of India in 1961. The honour recognizes "outstanding achievement in sports and games". The award includes a cash prize.[1] The Arjuna Awards recognise the achievements of the country’s sportsmen.[2]

The great archer Arjuna and his bow are carved in a temple wall at Halebidu in Karnataka, which is in western India.

The symbol of the award is a small bronze statue of Arjuna with his bow.[3]

International competitions


The Indian government confers Arjuna Award on selected athletes who take part in Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cup Championships and sports for the physically challenged.[4]


  1. India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS), "Arjuna Award" Archived 2009-04-10 at the Library of Congress Web Archives; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2., "Arjuna Awards in India" retrieved 2012-8-3.
  3. Arjuna is an Indian literary figure who is known for his skill in archery.
  4. YAS, "Scheme For The Arjuna Awards For Outstanding Performance In Sports And Games"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-7-20.

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