The Government has stamped the file of the State Sports Awards for the year 2018. Uttarakhand Devbhoomi Dronacharya Award will be given to Athletics Coach Anoop Bisht for preparing the players and Uttarakhand Devbhoomi Khel Ratna Award for Para-Badminton player Manoj Sarkar for outstanding performance in sports.
The names of the long-standing 2018 State Sports Awards have finally been approved by the government. Every year the awards are presented on State Foundation Day on November 9. Applications were sought for this in August 2018.
After a long process, applications were called once again in January 2019, canceling the earlier applications in December. Meanwhile, due to the imposition of a code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections, it could not be decided. Now the name of the sports awards has been approved in the meeting of the High Power Committee.
Secretary Sports Brijesh Kumar Sant informed that the names of the 2018 State Sports Awards have been finalized. The ceremony will be held soon after taking approval from the Sports Minister. Five lakh rupees, blazer and citation, and three lakh rupees under Dronacharya Award, blazer and citation are provided under Khel Ratna.
Anup Bisht is polishing young talents
Anoop Bisht, posted as Deputy Sports Officer in the Sports Department, is busy polishing talents like Olympian race walker Manish Rawat. Anoop has produced many runners at the national and international level. His sculpture Manish Rawat has won the Asian Championship silver medal as well as representing the country at the Olympics.
Apart from this, young athlete Suraj Panwar won the silver medal in the five km walk at the Youth Olympic Games held in Argentina. Apart from this, Rosie Patel, Mansi Negi, Mukesh Kumar, Ravindra Rautela, Harish Koranga, etc. are glowing at the national and international levels.
Manoj is not interested in the introduction
Manoj Sarkar, a resident of Bengali Colony of Sarkar Rudrapur, has been awarded the Arjuna Award at the national level. Para-badminton player Manoj Sarkar is not fascinated by any introduction. In 2013, he won the World Para-Badminton Championship, winning two medals, including one gold.
Manoj’s childhood was spent in poverty, but on the strength of his strong will and hard work, he achieved a place. In the World Para-Badminton Championships held in Switzerland in August 2019, Manoj won gold in doubles and bronze in singles.