SPORTS- National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh has come in support of shooting coach Jaspal Rana and says he deserves to win Dronacharya Award.
Rana was recently snubbed for the prestigious honour after his protégés Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and Anish Bhanwala did not mention his name as their coach in an official affidavit.
Raninder Singh shared a tweet of Rahul Mehra advocating for a Dronacharya award for Jaspal Rana and added, “Finally sir! I've been sending his name 3 years in a row. Closed minds and I believe the term is Polk Barrel (Pork Barrel). Anything I can do I am a call away. Merit in sport also extends to Coaches & Officials so long as they work and produce the results. Jaspal truly deserves this.”
Dronacharya Awards are given to honour eminent coaches who have successfully trained sportspersons or teams.