The committee was formed by the Indian Olympic Association after the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was terminated by the International Boxing Association following its failure to hold fresh elections.
India's first Olympics and World Championships boxing medallist, Vijender Singh is set to foray into Bollywood with 'Fugly', a social thriller backed by superstar Akshay Kumar.
Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's refusal to comply with its directives, the sports ministry on Tuesday derecognized the IABF with immediate effect.
The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was provisionally suspended by the ministry in December 2012. The ministry had asked the IABF to hold fresh elections and make its constitution compliant with the National Sports Code.
Boxer Vijender Singh has featured in an ad for PETA in which he has appealed to people in India to not visit circuses.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medallist believes that unless the country's sporting authorities do not maintain a clean image in the global sporting arena, it would be very difficult for the athletes to do well in the upcoming events like Commonwealth Games and Asiad, slated to take place later this year.
Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's (IABF) suspension by the boxing world body has rendered the country's boxers ineligible to compete in any international event.
Olympic heroes Vijender Singh and M C Mary Kom are part of the faction which has promised to hold free and fair elections apart from promising to develop Indian boxing over the next five years.
The Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) was suspended in December 2012 and was instructed to hold a fresh election as the International Boxing Association (AIBA) felt that the polls held back then, in September, were possibly manipulated. But officials running the Indian body turned a deaf ear to repeated warnings by the AIBA.
Limca Book of Records paid tribute to all those women achievers who have played an integral role in making a positive difference to the society.
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