NEW DELHI: Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Thursday took charge as the country's 17th Union Sports Minister, succeeding Kiren Rijiju.
Jul 03, 2021 12:07
MUMBAI: As the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 gathers momentum with only 20 days to the start of one of the most prestigious events in the globe, Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN), along with many luminaries from diverse fields, undertakes a ‘Best Wishes Initiative’ to rally the support of the nation for the Indian contingent.
Jun 25, 2021 15:06
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the official theme song of the Indian Olympic Team of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the occasion of Olympic Day in the capital. The song has been composed and sung by popular playback singer Mohit Chauhan and lyrics are penned by his wife Ms Prathna Gahilote.
May 21, 2021 17:05
NEW DELHI: Even as India is still to come to grips with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been raging unabated across the country, the Union Sports Ministry appears confident that the Khelo India Youth Games can go ahead this year. And has even sanctioned Rs 206.7 million in funds for designated host state Haryana.
Jan 19, 2021 11:01
PUNE: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said the government intends to start 1,000 Khelo India sports centres at the district level across the country.
Jan 18, 2021 11:01
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry on Sunday said it has decided to name all the upcoming and upgraded facilities of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after renowned athletes who have brought accolades for the country. The initiative is meant to honour sporting heroes of the country, SAI stated in a press release.
Jan 14, 2021 10:01
NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday met with the representatives of sports goods and equipment manufacturers and discussed in detail ways to improve the coordination between the government and sports manufacturers in the country, with an effort to work towards the common goal of strengthening the sports ecosystem of India.
Jan 08, 2021 19:01
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, seeking restoration of fare concession for athletes to ensure they can reach their place of training and competition conveniently. The Sports Ministry issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for organising sports competitions in the country last month.
Jan 06, 2021 19:01
SHILLONG, Meghalaya: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, while inaugurated the new Synthetic Football Ground, Synthetic Athletic Track & Field and Girls hostel at SAI Training Centre, said that National Games 2022 will be held in Meghayala.
Jan 05, 2021 13:01
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday launched the Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS) in Shillong as a Khelo India Sports School. At present, nine sports schools have been approved across the country, out of which five are managed by Defence and Para-military forces. In the North-East region, Assam Rifles Public School is the first sports school announced under the Khelo India scheme.
Dec 23, 2020 19:12
NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday virtually inaugurated eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE), including one in Nagaland. The KISCE inaugurated in other states are Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha and Telangana.