“Applications from eligible sportspersons / coaches / entities / universities are invited for the award. They are required to self-apply online at a dedicated portal. Indian Olympics Association / Sports Authority of India / recognized National Sports Federations/ Sports Promotion Boards / State and UTs Governments are also intimated accordingly. Nominations received after 1st October, 2022 will not be considered," the Ministry said in a statement.
On August 27, the Ministry invited applications for National Sports Awards viz. Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Awards, Arjuna Award, Droncharya Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Purskar (RKPP) and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for the year 2022.