Thu. Oct 29th, 2020
Press Trust of India


Boxer Manoj Kumar, who had to go to court for the Arjuna award, on various events credited his brother Rajesh Kumar Rajound for shaping his profession.

Manoj Kumar with his brother and private coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound. (@BoxerManojkr Photograph)

Two-time Commonwealth Video games medal-winning boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday wrote to Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju, requesting him to contemplate his brother and private coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound for the Dronacharya award right after he was ignored by the choice committee.

The twelve-member panel proposed 13 names for the yearly honour for coaches, which is due to be announced along with other winners on August 29 — the Nationwide Sports activities Day.

Rajound’s nomination was backed by former nationwide coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu.

“…hoping for a optimistic response…request you to after see into the matter of Dronacharya Award names announced for the yr. I request you to contemplate the achievement of my coach Rajesh Kumar and aid him in having his achievements acknowledged as you are our final hope in this matter,” he wrote.

“If now after once more challenging function of a coach and his disciple is ignored and not rewarded regardless of the entire nation realizing the struggle of them, then how come new talent will be motivated to give all his daily life to the nation,” he extra.

The Haryana-boxer, who had to go to court for the Arjuna award that he obtained in 2014, is a two-time Asian bronze-medallist apart from remaining a gold-winner at the 2016 South Asian Video games.

The 33-yr-previous has, on various events, credited his brother for shaping his profession.

“When there can be far more than one particular award in hockey then why can not it be in boxing also. Hoping for a brief and optimistic response from your side,” he explained referring to Jude Felix (typical) and Romesh Pathania (lifetime) remaining proposed amongst hockey coaches for the honour.

This yr, an unprecedented 5 Khel Ratna and 29 Arjuna award suggestions have been produced to the minister by the choice panel.

The last determination will be taken by him in the subsequent handful of days.

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