NEW DELHI: Eight-time National table tennis champion Indu Puri and Olympian athlete Gurbachan Singh Randhawa will head the selection panels for the Arjuna and Dronacharya awards.
The Arjuna awards panel will also choose the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Dhyan Chand awardees.
The selection panels: Arjuna award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Dhyan Chand award: Indu Puri (Chairperson, table tennis), K.M. Beenamol (athletics), Jagbir Singh (hockey), V. Devarajan (boxing), N. Kunjarani Devi (weightlifting), Mohinder Amarnath (cricket), Bula Choudhury (swimming), Ram Mehar Singh (kabaddi), N. Naeemuddin (football), Mohinder Lal (shooting), A.K. Khanna (Secretary, All-India Tennis Association), Malay K. Sinha (Secretary, All-India Police Sports Control Board), Sayan Chatterjee (DG, SAI), Injeti Srinivas (Joint Secretary, Sports Ministry), C. Chinappa (Deputy Secretary, Sports Ministry, Member-Secretary).
Dronacharya award: Gurbachan Singh Randhawa (Chairman, athletics), Moraad Ali Khan (shooting), Bhuvneshwari Kumari (squash), Karnam Malleswari (weightlifting), Khajan Singh (swimming), Subhash Verma (wrestling), S.M. Arif (badminton), G.S. Sandhu (boxing), Helen Mary Innocent (hockey), Shyam Sunder Rao (volleyball), Air Marshal Denzil Keelor (retd.) (President, Special Olympics Bharat), Capt. U.K. Thapa (Secretary, Services Sports Control Board), Sayan Chatterjee, Injeti Sreenivas, C. Chinappa. — Special Correspondent