Two-time Commonwealth Video games medal-winning boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday wrote to Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju, requesting him to think about his brother and private coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound for the Dronacharya award after he was ignored by the choice committee.
The 12-member panel beneficial 13 names for the annual honour for coaches, which is because of be introduced together with different winners on August 29 — the Nationwide Sports activities Day.
Rajound’s nomination was backed by former nationwide coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu.
“…hoping for a constructive response…request you to as soon as see into the matter of Dronacharya Award names introduced for the yr. I request you to think about the achievement of my coach Rajesh Kumar and assist him in getting his achievements recognised as you’re our final hope on this matter,” he wrote.
“If now as soon as once more exhausting work of a coach and his disciple is ignored and never rewarded regardless of the entire nation realizing the battle of them, then how come new expertise will probably be motivated to provide all his life to nation,” he added.
The Haryana-boxer, who needed to go to court docket for the Arjuna award that he acquired in 2014, is a two-time Asian bronze-medallist apart from being a gold-winner on the 2016 South Asian Video games.
The 33-year-old has, on a number of events, credited his brother for shaping his profession.
“When there could be multiple award in hockey then why cannot it’s in boxing additionally. Hoping for a fast and constructive response out of your aspect,” he mentioned referring to Jude Felix (common) and Romesh Pathania (lifetime) being beneficial amongst hockey coaches for the honour.
This yr, an unprecedented 5 Khel Ratna and 29 Arjuna award suggestions have been made to the minister by the choice panel.
The ultimate resolution will probably be taken by him within the subsequent few days.
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