Sanjeev Kumar Singh (archery), GE Sridharan (volleyball), Jagminder Singh (wrestling) were the three other coaches to receive the honour. The awardees received a statuete of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour, ceremonial dress and a cash prize of Rs 300,000.
Coach Jagdish (seen receiving his award) dedicated the award to his disciples.
`I have got the award because of the performance of my students. They have brought laurels for the country in international events and Vijender`s Olympic bronze medal was the icing on cake. It was the reward of the hard work that I have put behind them all these years,` Jagdish said.