Dronacharya Award is an award presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India for excellence in sports coaching. The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash component of Rs.7,00,000. The award was instituted in 1985.
As the best sportsperson award is named Arjuna Award, it is appropriate that the coaching award is named after Dronacharya, as he was the teacher of Arjuna. B.I. Fernandez is the first foreign coach to be awarded Dronacharya Award.
|Cash award||₹. 7,00,000|
|First awardee(s)||Bhalchandra Bhagwat Om Prakash Bhardwaj, O. M. Nambiar|
|Last awardee(s)||Anoop Singh, Naval Singh,Harbans Singh, Swatantra Raj Singh, Nihar Ameen|