The Dhyan Chand Award formally known as Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games of India. The honor is named after Dhyan Chand, an Indian field hockey player who scored in excess of 1000 objectives amid a profession which crossed more than 20 years from 1926 to 1948.
It is granted every year by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recipients are chosen by a board of trustees constituted by the Ministry and are respected for their commitments to wear both amid their dynamic donning vocation and after retirement. The Indian Olympic Association the Sports Authority of India, the Sports Promotion and Control Boards, and the state and the association domain governments with not in excess of two qualified sportspersons designated for every game train.
The Sports Promotion and Control Boards of different Governments associations incorporates the All India Police Sports Control Board. Army Sports Control Board, Railways Sports Promotion Board, Indian Navy Sports control Board, Air Force Sports Control Board, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board, Air India Sports Promotion Board, SAIL Sports Promotion Board. In the event of cricket, the assignments are gotten from the Board of Control for Cricket in India as there is no National Sports Federation perceived by the Government.