The Dronacharya Award is a civilian award for Outstanding coaches in games and sports. It was named after the epic Mahabharata character Drona, who was the master of advanced military warfare. It was instituted in 1985.The Arjuna Award is a civilian award for exceptional individual achievements in National sports at the International level. It is awarded by the Ministry of Sports and Affairs, Government of India. It was instituted in 1961.

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