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इंडियन आवाज़     25 Jun 2018 02:17:33      انڈین آواز
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Sports Ministry drops para-sports coach Satyanarayana from Dronacharya awardees list

The Sports Ministry has dropped para-sports coach Satyanarayana from the list of this year’s Dronacharya awardees due to a criminal case pending against him. A Sports Ministry official said in New Delhi that the Ministry have chucked off the name of Satyanarayana since he has a case pending against him.

Satyanarayana has coached Mariyappan Thangavelu, who won a gold in Rio Paralympics and who is one among those recommended for the Arjuna Award this year. The selection panel appointed by the Ministry had recommended 17 names, including two para-athletes, for Arjuna Awards and nominated former hockey player Sardar Singh and Rio Paralympics gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia for Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour in the country.

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