Dhyan Chand Awards are bestowed upon sportspersons for life-time contribution to sports development.
Dhyan Chand Award is named after Dhyan Chand, an Indian field hockey player. It was first initiated in the year 2002.
Dhyan Chand Award winners are selected by a committee constituted by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and are honored for their contributions to sports both during their active sporting career and after retirement.
Dhyan Chand Awards comprises a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of Rupees 5 lakh.
Dhyan Chand Awards-2018, the selection committee was headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal (Former Chief Justice of High Court of Punjab and Haryana).
1. Satyadev Prasad (Archery)
2. Bharat Kumar Chetri (Hockey)
3. Bobby Aloysius (Athletics)
4. Chougale Dadu Dattatray (Wrestling)