On 11 May 2016 Hockey India recommended Indian women’s team captain Ritu Rani, VR Raghunath, Dharamvir Singh for Arjuna Award.
• It also recommended Sylvanus Dung Dung for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award
• It also recommended CR Kumar for Dronacharya Award.
• VR Ragunath debuted for Indian Hockey team in 2005 against Pakistan for bilateral series.
• He was part of Indian team that won the bronze in the 2007 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and Silver in 2008.
• Ritu Rani led the team to achieve the 2016 Rio Olympic berth.
• Dharamvir Singh was also a part of the 2014 Asian Games gold medal winning team.
• Sylvanus Dung Dung was part of the Indian team that won the gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games
• CR Kumar is best known for guiding the Indian junior men’s hockey team to glory in the 2011 Junior World Cup.