The Arjuna Awards Instituted in 1961, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports.
The award carries a cash prize of ₹ 5,00,000 (5 Lakh Rupee), a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll.
From 2001, the award is given only in disciplines falling under the following categories:
- Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cup, World Championship Disciplines and Cricket
- Native Games.
- Sports for the Physically Challenged.
- Type: Civilian
- Category: Sports(individual)
- Instituted: 1961
- First awarded: 1961
- Last awarded: 2018
- Cash award: Rs. 5,00,000