Haryana’s popular spiritual leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is widely known for his movie- ‘Messenger of God’, has been nominated for the country’s prestigious Dronacharya Award meant to honour excellence in the field sports for coaching.
He has been recommended by The Yoga Federation of India (YFI) for the Dronacharya Award, citing that he produced ‘World Champion yogis’.YFI president Ashok Kumar Agarwal said that Singh trained World and Asian Cup winners.
The Yoga Guru is claiming eligibility on the grounds that he has produced national-level champions in the field of yoga.According to Singh’s spokersperson Dr Aditya Insaan, the institute in Sirsa has been assisting sportspersons since 1998.
“The Shah Satnam Ji Foundation-run schools, colleges and institutions have made it to international podium finishes with only Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan as their mentor and Papa coach,” said Insaan.His contribution to the sport cannot go unnoticed. He has given birth to several international yoga stars, including world and Asian champions. So, as per ministry’s policy, we recommended his name for the Dronacharya Award last month,” Agarwal told the website. Agarwal went on to say that Singh’s pupils Neelam and Karamdeep won medals at the World and Asian Cups in 2016.
Singh has also been recommended for the Lifetime Achievement Award, given on each occasion to two coaches who have produced ‘outstanding sportspersons’ over a period of 20 years.
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