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- Amit Panghal Interview With Dainik Bhaskar; World Boxing Championship Medalist Speaks After Rohit Sharma Recommended For Khel Ratna Award 2020
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The names for the National Sports Award have been announced. This time, for the Khel Ratna, it has decided 5 names including cricketer Rohit Sharma and female wrestler Vinesh Phogat. Amit Panghal, who won the silver medal in the World Boxing Championship for the game's biggest honor, has been overlooked. In such He expressed his displeasure while talking to Bhaskar.
Panghal said that Olympians who won medals for the country by fighting 80 to 100 countries for cricket played in 10-12 countries have always been ignored. Earlier, Amit was also sent twice for the Arjuna Award. Even then they remained empty handed.
Phanghal's coach also did not get the Dronacharya Award
This time Amit's name was sent to Khel Ratna and his coach Anil Dhanvad for the Dronacharya honor, but both were ignored. At the same time, apart from Rohit in cricket, Ishant Sharma and women cricketer Deepti Sharma have been selected for the Arjuna Award. Along with them, 27 more veterans were selected for the Arjuna Award. There is no point system for cricketers' selections. He is elected on the basis of majority in the committee. Amit Panghal spoke to Bhaskar on all these issues …
Be it the Khel Ratna Award or the Dronacharya Award, it has recommended names of people who do not come anywhere according to the point system. In the Khel Ratna I recommend the name of the player with less points. Similarly, my coach Anil Dhankad was also entitled for the Dronacharya honor, but his name has also been ignored. I have already been saying that a change in sports policy is needed. There is a need to bring transparency in sports awards. It should not happen that the importance of this award will end.
Ever since the award process started, I was demanding a change in sports policy. I also wrote to Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju to change the sports policy and end the process of self-nomination, but no response was received. I have been saying from the beginning that there is a need to bring transparency in the award. So that the dignity of this award remains and the players are not disturbed by this award. Only one who deserves it should get the award.
Khel Ratna is Sports' biggest award. When you have given someone the big award, then why are you giving him the small award. It is understandable to give big award after small award, but it is not right to give small award after big award. Instead, you should honor young players who have not received any award. They are inspired by this and work hard to get big awards ahead.
Every time cricketers are given the Arjuna or Khel Ratna Award. While only 10 – 12 countries play cricket. According to the rules, cricket is awarded every year, even after the point is not there. Because of this, those players of the personal game fall behind, who compete with players from 80 to 100 countries and win medals for the country. The Ministry should encourage the players of these sports to replace cricket. They should not be killed. If the Ministry does so, I will thank him as well.
I knowingly and unknowingly got involved in doping, but how long will I get punishment for that one mistake. I am constantly doing better by forgetting that mistake. Even after that I am not being honored.
I will not go to court, but my coach Anil Dhankhar has been ignored, if I have to go for him, I will definitely go to court. I know that if I go to court for ignoring my name, then I will get the award, but I want this award to be given to me by the Sports Ministry with all due respect.
My name was recommended for the Arjuna Award twice and this time by the Boxing Federation of India for the Khel Ratna. My name has been ignored every time. I will keep applying for this award until I get it. I am entitled to this award. Right now I am focusing on my goal. Right now my goal is Olympic, I am confident that the day will also come when I will get the award.
Yes, because of not getting this award somewhere, my morale has dropped. If I get an award, I get motivation. I think every player who deserves it will be disappointed. Rather, this honor was given to such people, who did not desist from it. There are many players who cannot even reach the Olympics, but they are being encouraged by the award.