Union Sports Ministry on 17 September 2014 finally agreed to honour Boxer Manoj Kumar with Arjuna Award.
The decision to give Arjuna Award to Manoj Kumar came after Manoj Kumar approached the Delhi High Court challenging the Arjuna Awards list prepared by the Kapil Dev led Selection Committee. The Committee had instead nominated Boxer Jai Bhagwan for the Award.
The Ministry admitted in the court that Manoj was initially not considered for the award by the committee as they mistakenly believed that he was involved in a doping case.
About Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar is an Indian boxer. He won a gold medal in the light welterweight division at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games he was quarterfinalist.
When: 17 September 2014