Please consider my brother-cum-coach Rajesh Kumar Rajound for Dronacharya award: Manoj writes to Rijiju


Boxer Manoj Kumar, who needed to go to courtroom for the Arjuna award, on a number of events credited his brother Rajesh Kumar Rajound for shaping his profession.

Manoj Kumar along 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 after he was ignored by the choice committee.

The 12-member panel really useful 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 optimistic response…request you to as soon as see into the matter of Dronacharya Award names introduced for the yr. I request you to contemplate the achievement of my coach Rajesh Kumar and assist him in getting his achievements acknowledged as you might be our final hope on this matter,” he wrote.

“If now as soon as once more arduous work of a coach and his disciple is ignored and never rewarded regardless of the entire nation understanding the wrestle of them, then how come new expertise might be motivated to present all his life to the nation,” he added.

The Haryana-boxer, who needed to go to courtroom for the Arjuna award that he obtained 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 might be a couple of award in hockey then why cannot or not it’s in boxing additionally. Hoping for a fast and optimistic response out of your aspect,” he mentioned referring to Jude Felix (common) and Romesh Pathania (lifetime) being really useful 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 choice might be taken by him within the subsequent few days.


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