New Delhi: Indian hockey team’s goalkeeper P R Sreejesh feels that athletes holding a authorised track to get National Sports Awards is a unfortunate trend and it devalues a honour and honour compared with a award.
“Athletes or coaches should not proceed a justice to get awards. we know it is duty utterly mostly of late nonetheless it puts a athletes in bad light and takes a glaze off a honour compared with it,” Sreejesh told PTI after receiving a Arjuna endowment from President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday, 29 Aug – India’s National Sports Day.
“In my view, there should be an interest row that a athletes can proceed in box they feel a preference routine has been unfair. That is a most improved approach of traffic with a matter than holding a authorised route.”
“Plus, we also have a choice of requesting for a endowment subsequent year. Look during a instance of Tom Joseph (volleyball player). He finally got a Arjuna final year after being abandoned for such a prolonged time,” Sreejesh added.
The rite did take place nonetheless was hidden in debate with a abandoned athletes and coaches not usurpation a recommendations of a government-appointed panel.
Just when it seemed there would be no debate in a lead adult to this year’s function, para-athlete H N Girisha approached a Karnataka High Court severe Sania’s recommendation for Khel Ratna.
The Sports Ministry was fighting a justice box 12 hours before a rite currently with wrestling manager Vinod Kumar coming a Delhi High Court, claiming he was some-more honourable for a Dronacharya endowment than his opposition Anoop Singh, whose name was endorsed by a government-appointed panel.
Talking about a Rio Olympics, Sreejesh pronounced a group looks in good figure underneath a superintendence of manager Roelant Oltmans even nonetheless it can do though a unchanging chopping and changing of coaches witnessed in Indian hockey.
“There is an emanate if we keep changing a coaches nonetheless a good thing for us is that we still have Roelant. We have a good rapport with him and a group is improving fast. We have shaped a good garland of defenders and strikers that we need to make a symbol in Rio.”
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Badminton actor K Srikanth was another one to be bestowed with a Arjuna. The universe No 4 pronounced a endowment will motivate him to turn universe No 1.
“It is a outrageous proclivity to be removing a endowment from a President. It has been a tough nonetheless cultivatable tour so distant nonetheless a ultimate idea is to be series one in a world,” pronounced a 22-year-old.