Swatantra Raj Singh: The Boxing Coach recommended for Dronacharya award [ Current Affairs ]

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About recommendation of Swatantra Raj Singh: Boxing Coach Swatantra Raj Singh has been recommended for the Dronacharya award of 2015. Two others are also selected for this award Nihar Amin for Swimming and Harbans Singh for Athletics.

  • This recommendation was made by the award selection committee meeting headed by former Olympic Badminton Player Dipankar Bhattacharya and included Woman Swimmer Bula Chaudhary and Woman Athlete Chaini Wilson.

About Dronacharya Award:

  • The award is given to the person whose recognition is excellent in sports coaching.
  • It was established in 1985 and named after Saint Dronacharya who was the guru of Arjuna.
  • The award is presented by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • A bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and cash of five lakh rupees included in this award.
  • Fernandez who is boxing coach from Cuba is the first foreign coach to be awarded by Dronacharya Award in 2012.

- Published on: August 18, 2015