Asian Games gold medallist boxer Amit Panghal was nominated
for this year’s Arjuna awards by the Boxing Federation of India.
Amit joined Sonia Lather and Gaurav Bidhuri in the list of
boxing nominees for the second highest sporting honour after the Khel Ratna.
There were doubts on whether he would be considered given a
positive dope test back in 2012, for which he served a one-year ban.
However, given the fact that he is done with the punishment
for the “inadvertent” violation and that it happened when he was competing at
the youth level, the BFI decided to send his name to the Ministry.