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04-Sep-2020 New Delhi

India will be among top 10 by 2028 Olympics, predicts Kiren Rijiju

India will be amongst the top 10 medal winning countries by the 2028 Olympic Games, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju predicted on Friday."By 2028 Olympics, India will be in the top 10 medal list. Without setting an ambitious target, you cannot achieve the goal....

29-Aug-2020 New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind confers awards to 60 sportspersons

Table tennis star Manika Batra and cricketer Deepti Sharma were among those who were presented the National Sports Awards by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Batra, alongwith Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal...

27-Aug-2020 New Delhi/Shimla

Youth Services and Sports Minister calls on Union Minister

Forest, Youth Services and Sports Minister Rakesh Pathania late Wednesday evening called on Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport (Independent charge) Kiren Rijiju, after assuming the charge of Cabinet Minister of Himachal Pradesh. It was a courtesy call.During...

18-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi felicitates youths selected in Civil Services

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the Government’s resolute and effective efforts for “promotion and progress” of meritorious youths from Minority communities have resulted in selection of 22 youths from poor,...

14-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju virtually launches the Fit India Freedom Run today

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports  Kiren Rijiju launched the Fit India Freedom Run through an online programme on Friday. The country-wide run promises to become a fitness phenomenon with a host of government and private organizations joining...

06-Mar-2020 Ganderbal

Kiren Rijiju participates in National Integration Camp at Ganderbal

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju today participated in the interactive session with youth at National Integration Camp hosted by Government Physical Education College Gadoora, Ganderbal to motivate and guide the youth for...

25-Feb-2020 Leh, Ladakh

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 1st Khelo India Winter Games in Leh, Ladakh

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/c), Shri Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the first-ever Khelo India Winter Games in the Union Territory of Ladakh at Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir today. The event, which is first of its kind in India,...

17-Feb-2020 New Delhi

We need to give Sports a Structured Format : Kiren Rijiju

The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju has said that Sports must be given a structured format to make India as a mega sporting country. He was addressing the gathering after launching the Theme Song of Khelo India University Games 2020,...

16-Feb-2020 Srinagar

World SnowShoe Championship-2020 Japan

Just days after Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced the first ever Khelo India Winter Games and included SnowShoe sport into the games, Kashmir athletes representing  India in World SnowShoe Championship at Myoko Japan have bagged three medals.In...

04-Dec-2019 New Delhi

Fit India School Rating System launched as part of Fit India Campaign

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju jointly inaugurated the newly constructed Cricket Stadium at KV No. 1, Delhi Cantt in Delhi today. They also launched the Fit India School Rating...

15-Nov-2019 New Delhi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurates “Hunar Haat” at 39TH IITF

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today that the Ministry of Minority Affairs has been working on war-footing to establish “Hunar Hubs” in every state of the country in the next five years to train and encourage indigenous talent...

10-Oct-2019 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju calls for creating sports culture in the country

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju has called for creating a sports culture in the country. Inaugurating the India Sports Summit, Fitness: $10 bn opportunity here today, he said thatSporting culture has to become a way of life. He called...

02-Oct-2019 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju flags off Fit India Plog Run at Indira Gandhi Stadium

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Kiren Rijiju flaged off Fit India Plog Run organised by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports here today, on the occasion of the  150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Indira Gandhi Stadium. He was joined...

25-Jul-2019 New Delhi

India must become a sporting powerhouse : Kiren Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju thinks that Indian table tennis is on the rise and India must become a global powerhouse in sports.Rijiju made the comment during the opening ceremony of the third edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis season on Thursday.Rijiju lauded...

19-Jul-2019 Ahmedabad

Kiren Rijiju aunches AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with Kushal Das, General Secretary of AIFF, launched the AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad.The launch also marked the renaming of the 'AIFF Baby Leagues'...

18-Jul-2019 Ahmedabad

Extra financial help for Indian football : Kiren Rijiju

The government "will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible" for Indian football, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday."We have seen certain improvements in our men's, as well as women's football, in recent times. From the Sports...

29-Jun-2019 S. A. S. Nagar (Mohali)

6th National Wheelchair Basketball Championship

The 6th National Wheelchair Basketball Championship concluded here today with Maharashtra bagging the top honours in both the Men's and Women's categories. Punjab emerged runners up and Tamilnadu third in Men's category while in Women's category Tamilnadu...

25-Jun-2019 New Delhi

IOA can't decide to boycott 2022 CWG unilaterally : Kirren Rijiju

Sports Minister Kirren Rijiju clarified that any decision regarding India potentially boycotting the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games due to the ouster of shooting from the games programme will have to be taken after due consultation with the government.Rijiju,...

12-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Rijiju directs SAI campuses to increase green cover

Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju has directed all Sports Authority of India (SAI) campuses to increase green cover. In a circular issued to the 12 regional SAI centres, the ministry has asked that saplings of trees and bushes indigenous to the...

04-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju visits the sporting facilities at Indira Gandhi Stadium

Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju today visited Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi and gathered first-hand information about the facilities there. He  went to cycling Velodrome and interacted with the trainees there. He...

01-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju praises Rathore, says will work to fulfil Modi's vision

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday lavished praise on his predecessor and former Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, saying he had inspired millions, and that they will work together and fulfil the vision of Prime Minister Narendra...

31-May-2019 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju takes charge of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Kiren Rijiju took over as the Minister of State (Independent charge) for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports here today.  Kiren Rijiju was administered the oath of office and secrecy by the President in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan yesterday.Briefly...

31-May-2019 New Delhi

Kiren Rijiju replaces Rathore as Sports Minister

Kiren Rijiju was on Friday appointed as the new Sports Minister. He replaced Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.Along with the Independent charge of the Sports and Youth Affairs, Rijiju was also named as the Minister of State for Minority Affairs."My...

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