Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives his Arjuna Award

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Boxer Manoj Kumar, a 2010

Commonwealth Games gold medalist, who was earlier

denied the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest

sports award, received the honour on Wednesday

(November 26) after he challenged the decision in

court.The Delhi High Court on September 17 had

said that a decision was taken in favour of Kumar,

who had dragged the Arjuna Award selection

committee to court after he failed to appear on

the list of nominees for the same. The controversy

started when Kumar, with 32 points, the highest

score among the boxers who had applied for the

honour, was left out of the final list of Arjuna

Awardees while Jai Bhagwan, who had two points

less than Kumar was shortlisted for the award.

Kumar, who received the Arjuna award from Sports

Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, expressed his

happiness.

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