Tag: Kiren Rijiju

Committee Formed To Advise Govt On 'Fit India Movement'

New Delhi: An advisory committee comprising members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), national sports federations (NSFs), government officials, private bodies and celebrated fitness enthusiasts has been formed to advise the government on the “Fit India Movement” which will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 29. A statement from the Ministry of Youth […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Rijiju writes to UK MP for including shooting in 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament in the UK, asking for her personal intervention to get shooting included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham. In June, the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to exclude shooting […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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Will push for Kabaddi's inclusion in next Olympics: Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the government will be pushing hard for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Paris. “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Vivek Chikara Wins Gold At Asian Para Archery Championships

Bangkok: Vivek Chikara on Thursday bagged a gold medal in the men’s recurve open event at the Asian Para Archery Championships on Thursday. Chikara, 29, recorded a 7-1 verdict over China’s Sijun Wang to claim the top honours. “A superb performance from Vivek Chikara as he wins the gold medal in men’s recurve open event […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Sports To Be Made Part Of CBSE System, Says Minister Kiren Rijiju

Chennai: Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (independent-in-charge) Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the CBSE was preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education to determine the achievement of a student. “Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
3rd Khelo India Youth Games Launched In Guwahati

Guwahati: The third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will take place in Guwahati from January 10-22, 2020. The announcement was made on Saturday at the launch ceremony of the event, which was attended by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The event marked the unveiling of the composite […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Khelo India Games Declared 'Events Of National Importance'

New Delhi: In a first for a sporting talent identification event, the government has declared the Khelo India Games as an event of national importance. The Khelo India Games, which include Khelo India School Games, Khelo India Youth Games, Khelo India University Games, Khelo India Games for differently-abled persons and Khelo India Games for Indigenous Sports, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Sports Ministry To Hire Around 1500 Coaches To Fill Up Vacancies: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said the government has decided to recruit around 1500 coaches to fill up existing vacancies and ensured full support to the country’s athletes. “There are approximately 1500 vacancies for coaches, whom we couldn’t hire due to technical reasons. So we have decided to fill up these vacancies […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Rijiju calls 'India's Usain Bolt' Srinivasa Gowda for trials

New Delhi: Srinivasa Gowda, a Kambala jockey from Moodabidri in Karnataka, has been called for trials by the Sports Ministry after he set a new record as the fastest runner in the history of the traditional sport of the coastal region. “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There’s lack of […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
PM Modi Declares Open Inaugural Khelo India University Games

Cuttack: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. As many as 3400 athletes from 159 universities across the country will vie for top honours across 17 disciplines, including rugby which is among the six-team events. The PM launched the multi-disciplinary […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Positive For Covid-19
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Positive For Covid-19

New Delhi: Union minister for sports and youth affairs, Kiren Rijiju tested positive for Covid-19, it was confirmed on his twitter handle on Saturday. Rijiju asked those who had come…

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Lockdown 4.0: MHA allows sports complexes, stadiums to open

New Delhi: Sports complexes were on Sunday permitted to open by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the fourth phase of the coronavirus-forced lockdown, possibly clearing the path for a resumption of the training of athletes which came to a halt in mid-March. “Sports complexes and stadia will be permitted to open, however, spectators won’t […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
NADA Launches First Mobile App To Bridge Gap Between Athletes & Agency

New Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday launched India’s National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) first mobile app. The app aims to create a bridge between athletes and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) by providing easily-accessible information on various aspects of the sport, and most importantly about prohibited substances, the inadvertent use of which may lead […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Sports Ministry To Remove Rs 2-Lakh Salary Cap For Indian Coaches

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Saturday announced the doing away with of the Rs 2 lakh cap on the salary given to Indian coaches training elite athletes in a bid to encourage them to produce better results and attract former players to become high performance trainers. The announcement came after the ministry’s decision on […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Hopeful That India Will Have Sporting Events From Sept Or Oct: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that he hopes sporting activities in the country, which have been on a standstill since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume by September of October. Rijiju recently attended the Ministerial Forum of Commonwealth countries to share India’s road to the resumption of sport, post […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021