Kiren Rijiju

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Kiren Rijiju said : "Identified talent can then be trained at state government or SAI centers. We need inputs from the state governments in identifying talent," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Identified talent can then be trained at state government or SAI centers. We need inputs from the state governments in identifying talent," External link

news18 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : “We will form five talent scouting committees in the next few months, one for each zone — north, south, east, west and northeast — under Khelo India Programme of SAI in partnership with AIFF,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : “We will form five talent scouting committees in the next few months, one for each zone -- north, south, east, west and northeast -- under Khelo India Programme of SAI in partnership with AIFF,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the northeast region as a whole will do better, people from other parts of the country will come to northeast rather than the reverse," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the northeast region as a whole will do better, people from other parts of the country will come to northeast rather than the reverse," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : “Usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January every year. However, this time owing to the pandemic, we are having to postpone it. However, I am sure by the time we host the Games the pandemic will abate and we will be able to host the Games at the same scale, with participation of all states and over 10,000 participants,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Chief Minister ) : "I am very happy to announce Haryana as the host state for the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. Khelo India Games, envisioned by our Honourable Prime Minister, has been instrumental in identifying grassroots level talent from across the country, who have represented India in international sporting events. It is the Mahakumbh of sport. Haryana already has a very strong sporting culture and has given the country some of its best athletes," External link

irishsun Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January of every year. However, this time owing to the pandemic, we have to postpone it,” “However, I am sure by the time we host the Games the pandemic will abate and we will be able to host the Games at the same scale, with participation of all states and over 10,000 participants” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Haryana already has a very strong sporting culture and has given the country some of its best athletes. I am sure that with the Games being hosted in the state, more and more aspiring athletes from Haryana will be motivated to take up competitive sport,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about These Games ) : "I am happy and proud to announce that the next Khelo India Games 2021 will be held in Panchkula, Haryana," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Khelo India enables associations and designated personalities to pick athletes for the various tournaments, world championships or the Olympics. These Games also help in infrastructure development," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will leave no stone unturned,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : “By 2028, the target of getting India in the top-10 of Olympics medal ranking will be realised. I am very clear. We started planning and executing those plans,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I had 2 objectives in mind. One is to make India a sporting powerhouse and the other to make sports a culture and way of living. So, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been an inspirational guide for all of us, PM has constituted the Olympics Task Force, the report has come and we are already implementing it. Another is, PM launched the Fit India Movement. It is the basis in which we will rise as a country with fit people. Earlier, 70 percent of Indians were not fit, technical exercise and parameters of that fitness. But now people are taking care of their fitness and the culture has come in," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Secondly, to make India a sports powerhouse we must create a sports culture in the society. See that whole saying of 'khelege koodegi hoge Kharab'. That cannot create that perfect atmosphere for the younger generation. So, we have changed that slogan with 'Kheloge koodoge banoge laajawab' and through that we are creating a situation where that talents and all the potentials are realised," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government has allowed some sporting activities with certain restrictions while following a stringent SOP, the guidelines that must be followed by every sporting organisation,” External link

india Friday, July 24, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government has allowed some sporting activities with certain restrictions while following a stringent SOP, the guidelines that must be followed by every sporting organisation,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are passing through an extraordinary situation due to the pandemic and therefore, the government’s approach to commencement of training for our Olympics-bound-athletes would be to tread with caution, keeping their health and safety in mind," External link

news18 Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps are being resumed in phases as per the situation in the states. The boxers are already in Patiala, but are going through an extended quarantine. Once the quarantine is over, they will resume training as per the SOP laid down. The shooting facility has been opened up and all Olympic-bound shooters are free to resume their training. The other camps will surely start but the training of athletes bound for Tokyo is our priority at this juncture," External link

news18 Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Due care is being taken of athletes at Patiala and Bengaluru centres. I had personally interacted with athletes and coaches of hockey, athletics and weightlifting while they were in the camps. They were very happy with the steps taken by SAI to maintain a sanitised atmosphere in the camps," "The breach of protocol by someone and the doctor contracting Covid-19 while in quarantine shouldn’t deter us, nor should these be seen as a shortcoming of the SOP document prepared for the camps. At the same time, all elite athletes are our national assets and role models for the nation. Athletes are conscious of the fact that they are setting an example for others. SAI will do whatever is best for athletes. The comfort and feedback from athletes is of paramount importance to us," External link

news18 Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The States will have to independently decide when they can start sports activities and training,” External link

Hindu Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "More than 60 lakh volunteers of NYKS and NSS were engaged as frontline Covid warriors as they created awareness, made and distributed masks and assisted citizens during the pandemic," External link

news18 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I urge all states to continue with Fit India activities online during Covid-19 and include common people in fitness-related activities," External link

news18 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The states will have to independently decide when they can start sports activities and training. However, I would urge all states to start some kind of sporting activities after 2 or 3 months, depending on the situation. We can start sporting events in a limited manner and for non-contact sports. There are some states that have opened up their sporting facilities and started some sports training. As the situation improves, we must attempt to bring on-field sport back," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our ministry will assist and fund the states in the endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sports," "The KISCEs will become the nodal centre for a particular sport where athletes can be groomed at world-class facilities for Olympics. States can also choose to train athletes in other sports, including traditional sports, but the focus should be on one or two disciplines" External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "States are doing a very good job and the Ministry is closely co-ordinating with them. I am sure we will come out with a roadmap for the way forward, at the end of the conference," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our ministry will assist and fund the States in the endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sport. The KISCEs will become the nodal centre for a particular sport where athletes can be groomed at world-class facilities for Olympics," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The NYKS and NSS volunteers have done a commendable job working alongside civil administration during Covid-19. There are currently 75 lakh volunteers and we have decided to take that number up to 1 crore in Unlock 2," "As the country opens up, our volunteers will create awareness among all sections of society such as farmers, small business owners and others, regarding the direct benefits that they can get through being self-reliant" External link

news18 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our ministry will assist and fund states in their endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sports. States can also choose to train athletes in other sports but the focus should be on one or two disciplines with the Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) becoming nodal centres,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “States are doing a very good job and the Ministry is closely co-ordinating with them. I am sure we will come out with a roadmap for the way forward, at the end of the conference,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our ministry will assist and fund the States in the endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sport. The KISCEs will become the nodal centre for a particular sport where athletes can be groomed at world-class facilities for Olympics,” “States can also choose to train athletes in other sports, including traditional sports, but the focus should be on one or two disciplines” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The NYKS and NSS volunteers have done a commendable job working alongside civil administration during COVID-19. There are currently 75 lakh volunteers and we have decided to take that number up to 1 crore in Unlock 2,” “As the country opens up, our volunteers will create awareness among all sections of society such as farmers, small business owners and others, regarding the direct benefits that they can get through being self-reliant” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We had a very good enriching video conference with the states sports ministers, some of the ministers and officers have made very valuable suggestions, they have also briefed me about their preparations post-COVID to have sporting events," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The NYKS and NSS volunteers have done a commendable job working alongside civil administration during COVID-19. There are currently 75 lakh volunteers and we have decided to take that number up to 1 crore in Unlock 2. Prime Minister has already announced Atmanirbhar Bharat. As the country opens up, our volunteers will create awareness among all sections of society such as farmers, small business owners, and others, regarding the direct benefits that they can get through being self-reliant," "I call upon the States to promote volunteers and support them to work better. They will be working directly with the district administration with minimal intervention of the Centre," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I request all State and UT Governments to take an active part in including all schools in their States and UTs to register as Fit India schools so that fitness becomes a way of life for youngsters," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The country is in the second phase of unlock now and it is important to have a dialogue with the states to align the way forward for sports and youth related activities,” External link

Hindu Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is important that athletes get respect," External link

news18 Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We just want celebration; we just want medals and results but there is no collective national effort which can yield results in a more definitive way and more often. If you see the Olympic medals tally, it's not a good sight, not a happy scenario for a country of India's size," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The athletes should be given respect and dignity at every level of the society. If we are not doing that, we are giving a wrong message. I feel very sad when athletes are not given respect and dignity,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Knowledge in Indian society about sports is very minimum. I don’t want to degrade my own colleagues but even in Parliament there is no knowledge,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There was also a case in Karnataka, a bullock cart running competitions where there was somebody called Srinivas. For a better traction so that people don’t feel we are not aware of the situation, our SAI people had invited him,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We just want medals and results but there is no collective national effort which can yield results... How will we move forward until and unless we have a course structured for athletes as well as administrators" External link

news18 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Knowledge in Indian society about sports is very minimum. I don’t want to degrade my own colleagues but even in Parliament there is no knowledge,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There was this young girl who under very difficult circumstances during this COVID-19 pandemic carried her father on a cycle from Gurgaon to Bihar. It was a tragic thing but imagine some of my colleagues said she will bring gold medal for India in cycling” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There was also a case in Karnataka, a bullock cart running competitions where there was somebody called Srinivas. For a better traction so that people don’t feel we are not aware of the situation, our SAI people had invited him,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sports has to be seen as a career option in India and viewed as something offering dignity and respect. There is no shortage of human resources in our country. It is important that at the grassroots level that we promote sports culture and we will be encouraging schools to adopt all kinds of activities to encourage sports and fitness," External link

dnaindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is heartening to see the corporate world come forward to support sports, those top athletes who are identified by the federations, they can use facilities developed by the corporates. Sports federation, government, and corporates all have to come together and move in the same direction," External link

dnaindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will have a regional talent identification team. For example for South India we will have a separate team. They will be responsible for identifying talent in that region," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "We're going to start TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) for juniors too. If we identify 10 to 12-yr-old talents today, government will take care of them, so they'll be ready for 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "After today's meeting the Sports Ministry will review all the ideas and work in tandem with federations to open up sports. I feel, from August onwards, we should be able to start some sporting events as well," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are in the first phase of Unlock and as a country we are slowly adapting to the present situation, and therefore, the time is right to slowly open up sports, while following safety protocols," "Since federations are best qualified to decide the way forward for each sport, the ministry would like to get ideas from federations. Their ideas will be the key in planning India's post Covid strategy in sports," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "After today's meeting the Sports Ministry will review all the ideas and work in tandem with federations to open up sports. I feel, from August onwards, we should be able to start some sporting events as well," External link

firstpost Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are in the first phase of Unlock and as a country, we are slowly adapting to the present situation, and therefore, the time is right to slowly open up sports, while following safety protocols," "Since federations are best qualified to decide the way forward for each sport, the ministry would like to get ideas from federations. Their ideas will be the key in planning India's post-COVID-19 strategy in sports," External link

firstpost Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards," External link

firstpost Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "After today's meeting the Sports Ministry will review all the ideas and work in tandem with federations to open up sports. I feel, from August onwards, we should be able to start some sporting events as well," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are in the first phase of Unlock and as a country we are slowly adapting to the present situation, and therefore, the time is right to slowly open up sports, while following safety protocols," "Since federations are best qualified to decide the way forward for each sport, the ministry would like to get ideas from federations. Their ideas will be the key in planning India's post Covid strategy in sports," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Given the situation, we have to be innovative about events. We may need to hold smaller events in stadias and not have spectators. But we can surely try and beam the sports on television channels and social media platforms. The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

india Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : "You have to be empowered to take care of yourself. The country has to be self-reliant. Whenever there are challenges, disasters or catastrophe, we need to ensure we emerge stronger. I have to ensure our athletes and coaches become stronger after lockdown," External link

irishsun Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "That is why I am encouraging lots of leagues like our Indian Super League (Football) and Indian Premier League (Cricket). Ultimate Table Tennis is also growing very well. I see great prospects for UTT. We now have a boxing league and wrestling league too (among others)," External link

irishsun Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : "Although we have achieved some success in hockey and a few individual sports, we have not been able to make any successful impact in Olympic history. I am talking about creating a sporting culture in India. In days to come, I want to ensure that not only our participation but our success rate also soars," External link

irishsun Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : "In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India's) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games)," External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The new education policy of India is also going to have sports as a part of education (and) sports not as extra-curricular activities,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The new education policy of India is also going to have sports as a part of education (and) sports not as extra-curricular activities," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The 2024 Games is a mid-term goal but the long term is 2028. When I became sports minister I had very limited talents, potential Olympic medallists,” External link

india Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2024 Games is mid-term goal but the long term is 2028. When I became sports minister I had very limited talents, potential Olympic medalists," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I want a sporting activity to begin as soon as possible. I’m hoping that in the next couple of months’ time we should be ready with at least some of the events,” External link

dnaindia Monday, June 8, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2024 Games is a mid-term goal but the long term is 2028. When I became sports minister I had very limited talents, potential Olympic medalists," External link

business-standard Monday, June 8, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "To create a world champ it will take four to eight years. I've laid the foundation now. We have started junior coaching very professionally. We are providing best possible coaching and technical support. It will require four to eight years to become champion," External link

business-standard Monday, June 8, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I want the sporting activity to begin as soon as possible. I'm hoping that in next couple of months' time we should be ready with at least some of the events," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I want the sporting activity to begin as soon as possible. I'm hoping that in next couple of months' time we should be ready with at least some of the events," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our boxers are lucky because we never had the best boxing practices coming to our door and with parents also taking part in such daily fitness activities. I really enjoyed the feedback of the boxers and their parents and I’m hopeful of seeing these young stars shine in the future,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “This is a challenging period and you are making the most of it. Parents are supporting you. When lockdown ends and competition starts, it will help. I am sure I will be able to meet our youth boxers soon,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I can see so many promising boxers have joined us from across the country. It is a great opportunity in these difficult timesthe best boxing facility coming to our doorstep. Other countries started online education a long time back. This is just the beginning for India. It will give a new direction to our young boxers who have great potential. India can be a boxing powerhouse,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our young boxers are lucky because we never had the best boxing practices coming to our door and with parents also taking part in such daily fitness activities. The boxers have a strong backing in their pursuit of the sport. I really enjoyed the feedback of the young boxers and their parents and I am hopeful of seeing these young stars shine in the future," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “However, there is a need to mass base these sports, just like other sporting disciplines. This initiative, in association with MHRD, is an attempt to reach out to young Indians and showcase the rich heritage of our indigenous games,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The country is faced with an unusual situation and the need of the hour is to tweak the nomination rules of the National Sports Awards to ensure that athletes are not disadvantaged in any way,” External link

india Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will work closely with the HRD ministry and start taking this to every school in India. Fitness should be a part of daily life, not something optional. This is the beginning and in a few years, this will have far-reaching effects and India will turn into a fitter country,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "A perfect #SocialDistancing seen near Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh along Assam-Arunachal boundary," "If we observe carefully, animals can teach us many vital lessons that we may have missed in the haste of our normal daily lives" External link

dailystar Monday, June 1, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The unique programme will connect athletes from secluded areas of India, who may not always have access to established players and coaches. I am confident this programme will motivate more young athletes to take up sport professionally," External link

news18 Monday, June 1, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Once we have sports culture, we can create excellence. We need to move children away from electronic gadgets. We need to have an active culture. Natural growth of human beings should be allowed to take place at own pace,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “After Buddhism, yoga is the biggest soft power that has gone out of India. I am very happy about the way yoga has transformed the image of India,” “Major cities of the world, smaller towns and villages are doing yoga. It is one of the best ways of remaining fit” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India, the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 25, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 25, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

thenational Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju explained : “We have been working for quite some time now to resume sporting activities but before that we have to think about practice and training. We are not going to have a tournament kind of situation immediately,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

firstpost Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju explained : “We have been working for quite some time now to resume sporting activities but before that we have to think about practice and training. We are not going to have a tournament kind of situation immediately,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "All the sport disciplines are not the same, for example, weightlifting or any sports which do not have physical contact with each other it has its own way of starting as per its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about Wushu Championship ) : "But other sports like boxing, wrestling, hockey, football, in these games you have physical contact involved so there are different procedures for different sporting events. That's why right now we can start events but they need to be held without spectators, for example, online Wushu Championship is going on, if any sports federation wants to organise a sporting event they can do it in a stadium but they have to first ensure that SOP is maintained and being followed properly," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are doing it in a phased manner, we have given permission for the activities to kickstart but you need to maintain control and take the states in confidence as some regions also fall under the red zones so you have to be more careful about the activities being conducted in red zones. Sporting activities have to start because if you don't play, if you don't do activities it also has negative effects overall on your physical condition and mental condition," "Each sport has their own training programme, you need to careful when it goes to gymming and swimming as everyone will use the game gym and same goes for swimming as many swimmers will be using the same pool," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am not an expert about the technical part how you can sanitise the pool, many people have advised that gymming and swimming should be allowed to do after some time, health and safety of everyone is our top priority and we cannot compromise that. New guidelines will come whenever there will be more relaxations, the country has benefitted under the lockdown, in Western countries many people have died, and as compared to them, the death rate in India is very less," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms and swimming pools are still prohibited," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Wushu Championship ) : "All the sport disciplines are not the same, for example, weightlifting or any sports which do not have physical contact with each other it has its own way of starting as per its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). But other sports like boxing, wrestling, hockey, football, in these games you have physical contact involved so there are different procedures for different sporting events. That's why right now we can start events but they need to be held without spectators, for example, online Wushu Championship is going on, if any sports federation wants to organise a sporting event they can do it in a stadium but they have to first ensure that the SOP is maintained and being followed properly," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are doing it in a phased manner, we have given permission for the activities to kickstart but you need to maintain control and take the states in confidence as some regions also fall under the red zones so you have to be more careful about the activities being conducted in red zones. Sporting activities have to start because if you don't play, if you don't do activities it also has negative effects overall on your physical condition and mental condition," "Each sport has their own training programme, you need to careful when it goes to gymming and swimming as everyone will use the game gym and same goes for swimming as many swimmers will be using the same pool," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms and swimming pools are still prohibited," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms & swimming pools are still prohibited," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I’m happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms & swimming pools are still prohibited,” External link

india Monday, May 18, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner,” External link

zbc Friday, May 15, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner," External link

afp-english Friday, May 15, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner," External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 15, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The SOP is being drawn up and now we have the inputs from coaches and hockey players. We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner,” External link

india Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The SOP is being drawn up and now we have the inputs from coaches and hockey players. We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Standard Operation Procedure (SOPs) is being drawn up. Now we have the inputs from coaches and hockey players. We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner. Those technicalities have to be drawn up by health experts in consultation with the coaches, federation officials and the government," "I assure that we will extend all support to get our athletes back on the ground to train, but we must be careful. We cannot afford to risk the health of even one athlete because that will jeopardise the entire training plan. We must accept that in post-Covid-era sports will not be played in the same way and we will have to adjust to the changes and move forward," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have already made a committee to set up the Standard Operating Procedures to be followed by athletes, coaches and other staff during training. Your suggestions will help us frame the rules better. I am hopeful that we will be able to come up with a concrete decision soon," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We have already made the committee to set up the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be followed by athletes, coaches and other staff during training. Your suggestions will help us frame the rules better," External link

firstpost Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am hopeful that we will be able to come up with a concrete decision soon. However, this is a national emergency and no ministry can work in isolation. We will have to consult the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the health ministry and take their directions," External link

firstpost Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We have already made the committee to set up the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be followed by athletes, coaches and other staff during training. Your suggestions will help us frame the rules better," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am hopeful that we will be able to come up with a concrete decision soon. However, this is a national emergency and no ministry can work in isolation. We will have to consult the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the health ministry and take their directions," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I understand that our weightlifters need to get back to active training in view of the upcoming Olympics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Once the lockdown is lifted, we will resume the training of our elite athletes followed by other SAI Training Centres in phased manner," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "First of all we will identify those players and teams who have qualified for the Olympics. Second, those who are going to play the Olympic qualification competitions, we will allow these athletes to practice," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that’s why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can’t risk anything,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a setback and so we are careful and that’s why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are the pride of our country and so we can’t risk anything,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that's why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can't risk anything," External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Foreign coaches are being used in different manners, they are being paid. Nobody should be deprived of salary in these tough situations. The budding players have gone back home and we will call them again, we will do something for the needy ones so that they don’t suffer much,” External link

india Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that's why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can't risk anything," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that’s why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can’t risk anything,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that's why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can't risk anything," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I’ve had discussions with my officers. We are planning a way to start functioning as soon as possible,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 4, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Then 4-5 months back a news broke out that somebody broke Usain Bolt’s record in a bull race in Karnataka. Even some of the professional people, some of the businessmen, some of the renowned people of India stated that now this guy will bring Olympic gold in 100m,” “People must be thinking that what is the sports minister doing, he is responding to such kinds of amateur talks but I had to show sections who don’t know sports that I am hands on with Indian sports and I am there for the athletes. I will give all the opportunities to all potentials, so I had to show that,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Many people complained to me that government does not contribute enough for the development of sports in India. Let me make it very clear — knowledge about sports in India is very, very low. People know only about cricket, people don’t know about other sports,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are planning out a way to start functioning as soon as possible. I thought we should first allow practice for athletes who have qualified for the Olympics and those participating in the qualifiers or important championships. We can't open all the coaching centres, so we will allow only elite athletes [to train]. Junior camps have to wait for some time as safety will be the priority,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “People must be thinking what is the sports minister doing, he is responding to such kind of amateur talk, but I had to show sections who don’t know sports that I am hands-on with Indian sports and I am there for the athletes. I will give all the opportunities to all potentials, so I had to show that,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Then 4-5 months back news broke that somebody (Gowda) had broken Usain Bolt’s record in a bull race in Karnataka. Even some of the professional people, some of the businessmen, some of the renowned people of India stated that now this guy will bring Olympic gold in 100m,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently… by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have to go phase-wise. First of all we will allow on-field practice in Patiala and Bengaluru. Our top athletes, many of whom have qualified for the Olympics, are mostly there in NIS Patiala," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First, we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently...by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala," External link

dnaindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Usain Bolt ) : "Then 4-5 months back a news broke out that somebody broke Usain Bolt's record in a bull race in Karnataka. Even some of the professional people, some of the businessmen, some of the renowned people of India stated that now this guy will bring Olympic gold in 100m," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Many people complained to me that government do not contribute or support enough for the development of sports in India. Let me make it very clear knowledge about sports in India is very, very low. People know only about cricket, people don't know about other sports," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently...by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru, where athletes are based currently by the end of this month training, is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First, we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently...by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Introducing football at the school level and organising local football leagues is the way forward to build interest in the game among children across the country. Once we mass-base the game, then we can start scouting for talent and building up elite footballers," External link

dnaindia Friday, May 1, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I don't see any reason why India should lag behind. In the 2021 Olympics we do not have the strength to win medals in swimming, but we can start preparing for the 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “They have made huge contributions. Not just financially, but also creating awareness among the youth about COVID-19 and putting up videos on fitness. All this shows how active sportspersons are. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait long for sporting action [to get back],” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal," External link

news18 Monday, April 27, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal," External link

irishsun Monday, April 27, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "This has been possible owing to the support from the federations because officials of SAI, Sports Ministry, NSFs and other stakeholders have a robust working relationship and the success of these workshops can be attributed to that co-operation. The co-operation between all stakeholders is the only way to truly improve the sports ecosystem in the country and to take Indian sport forward," External link

irishsun Monday, April 27, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am sure we will win this battle against Covid-19 we would soon be able to go back to the ground to train and play, but till that happens, we will take advantage of the technology available to us. It is very important to keep ourselves updated about national and global practices and rules of a sport. Rules and regulations keep changing and those who do not update themselves will be left behind. We often lose out to teams from the western world because they far ahead in terms of their knowledge of rules. But with these sessions I am sure we will not be left behind" External link

irishsun Monday, April 27, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 27, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Athletics is the heart and soul of the Olympic Games and we need to raise the level of our athletics," "I want to give the young athletes the opportunity to realise their dreams," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Athletics is the heart and soul of the Olympic Games and we need to raise the level of our athletics," External link

nampa Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I've been made aware of some concerns of Indian Olympic Association President, Shri Narinder Dhruv Batra and news published in some section of media regarding autonomous functioning of National Sporting Federations (NSFs) vis-a-vis perceived control of the Sports Ministry and SAI on their day- to-day functioning," External link

news18 Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "To achieve these goals, the way forward is to have a proper coordination between Sports Ministry, SAI, IOA and NSFs. Government is committed to work closely with all NSFs and IOA to ensure that there is no gap in the communication between stakeholders," External link

news18 Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Children are all at home with limited physical activity. These sessions by fitness experts will ensure that children practice fitness even when at home. It is also imperative at these times to ensure that everyone, especially children remain healthy and have strong immunity,” “In these sessions, besides fitness-related topics, the guidelines of the Ministry of Ayush, with regard to following simple steps to increase immunity will also be discussed. I am sure children and parents will benefit greatly from these rich sessions” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, April 13, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, April 13, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and the minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We'll follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 13, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, April 13, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "May the Darkest Night will end and the Sun will rise. Have a positive hope on this auspicious day and have a blessed Good Friday!" External link

business-standard Friday, April 10, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Dear @singhesha10, you are just 15 years old but you have shown that you are a real champion! What a beautiful gesture by such generous contribution to #PMCARES," External link

news18 Sunday, March 29, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in fight against coronavirus” External link

india Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in fight against coronavirus" External link

news18 Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens,” “It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary” External link

india Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I've donated my one month salary," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in fight against coronavirus” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I've donated my one month salary," External link

firstpost Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I've donated my one month salary," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 20, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Athletes who are coming back from countries which are prone to coronavirus will be quarantined as per the government provisions. There will be no exception. Anybody who has come from abroad is being put in isolation and athletes also have to adhere to it,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 20, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have made exceptions only for those who have qualified for Olympics and those who are on the verge of qualifying. They are allowed to train in national camps. Outsiders are completely prohibited,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 20, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Athletes who are coming back from countries which are very prone to coronavirus will be quarantined as per the government provisions. There will be no exceptions. Anybody who has come from abroad is being put in isolation and athletes also have to adhere to it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Athletes who are coming back from countries which are very prone to coronavirus will be quarantined as per the government provisions. There will be no exceptions. Anybody who has come from abroad is being put in isolation and athletes also have to adhere to it," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is very important that we wash our hands properly all the time and also spread awareness. Coronavirus is an issue which we must not take lightly. Never forget to wash your hands properly," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Due to coronavirus, sporting events and competitions are postponed temporarily but I appeal all our athletes not to lose the spirit, keep practicing and focus on your training,” External link

india Monday, March 16, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Due to coronavirus, sporting events and competitions are postponed temporarily but I appeal all our athletes not to lose the spirit, keep practicing and focus on your training," External link

business-standard Monday, March 16, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Due to coronavirus, sporting events and competitions are postponed temporarily but I appeal all our athletes not to lose the spirit, keep practicing and focus on your training,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : “The proposed visit of High-Level Indian Delegation to Tokyo consisting of Govt Officials and Indian Olympic Association to review India’s #Tokyo2020 preparation on 25th March is temporarily postponed,” External link

india Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 13, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures," External link

firstpost Friday, March 13, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures," External link

business-standard Friday, March 13, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "All the international sporting events that were scheduled in the country have been temporarily suspended. So far as domestic tournaments are concerned, we are advising everyone to follow the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry and try to avoid mass gatherings," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I always believed that hockey is the heart and soul of Indian sports. It is the pillar of Indian sports. I would like to assure that whatever support is needed from the government's side for hockey, we will provide," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I always believed that hockey is the heart and soul of Indian sports. It is the pillar of Indian sports. I would like to assure that whatever support is needed from the government's side for hockey, we will provide," External link

firstpost Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Vikas Krishan ) : "Another thrilling news! Vikas Krishan becomes our 2nd boxer to qualify for @Tokyo2020 #Olympics Congratulations Vikas! #RoadToTokyo" External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In future Government of India (GoI) wants players of India to play winter games in Olympics. Kashmir will become the hub of winter sport across India and many international Olympic players will be selected for winter games,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In future Government of India (GoI) wants players of India to play winter games in Olympics. Kashmir will become the hub of winter sport across India and many international Olympic players will be selected for winter games,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It will be a residential facility financed by the Centre where professional winter games athletes will be trained for world-class competitions. Besides, coaches of different sports categories will be given ₹5 lakh for setting up sports centres across J&K,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Hockey India ) : "The effort of the government is to create talent identification platforms for athletes from multiple sports through the Khelo India Scheme," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "The first edition of the KIUG has been truly successful. All the participants have given their best and many of them have shown great potential," "Our aim now is to organise the Khelo India University Games regularly and make it, along with the Youth Games, the platform that paves the way for our future Olympic medallists. Our aim is to get into the top 10 in the medals tally after the 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are ready for every sport, wherever it is held. If it is held as per the rules, then India will take part in it," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I really want to promote motorsport in the country because it has huge potential," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The virus is in China, not Tokyo. The world is a community and we have to support each other and fight the situation together. I expect the Tokyo Olympics to start on time and we will send a large contingent for the same,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 28, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Arjuna awardee and Padma Shri recipient is our pride" "We have given him Rs 5 lakh once and gave him Rs 5 lakh again. If he needs more help, we shall provide that too," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Arjuna awardee and Padma Shri recipient is our pride" "We have given him Rs 5 lakh once and gave him Rs 5 lakh again. If he needs more help, we shall provide that too," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Japanese culture and etiquette is very elaborate. You (athletes) are representing India as its ambassador. So, this cultural sensitivity activity is very important for you. " External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "That should be not an issue, Olympics preparations are going in full flow, let us focus on the global event, India is going to participate with full force at Tokyo. In today's world, a global community is there, you cannot separate one country from another. We have to fight every situation together," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo),” External link

india Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "That should be not an issue, Olympics preparations are going in full flow, let us focus on the global event, India is going to participate with full force at Tokyo. In today's world, a global community is there, you cannot separate one country from another. We have to fight every situation together," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo),” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If you are getting medals, whatever the way it has to be, I think it is justified…” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Young India has 20 per cent of the global population. As a Sports Minister, I understand the energy of youths. PM has given direction to every department to work for youths. This is an institute of national importance. We need to give more focus to your campus," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Be youthful all the time. I consider myself always young and let's pledge we will remain always young as age does not matter. We must work as a team India to develop India. Even you can adopt villages close by and individually can do various activities and projects for villages," "In the last few years, we have a change in learning models. Technology gave various changes like self-learning. Higher education institutions are trying to adapt with the latest technology. Most of them are stick with e-books and online learning is getting popular nowadays," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We would be eager to get any suggestions from institutions for the development of institutions. Youth delegation can be sent to other friendly countries if asked and needed," "Schemes like Make in India, Skill India, PM Mudra Yojna, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, etc which are an initiative of the PM will not be successful unless you (youths) push it," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Young India has 20 per cent of the global population. As a Sports Minister, I understand the energy of youths. PM has given direction to every department to work for youths. This is an institute of national importance. We need to give more focus to your campus," External link

business-standard Friday, February 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Be youthful all the time. I consider myself always young and let's pledge we will remain always young as age does not matter. We must work as a team India to develop India. Even you can adopt villages close by and individually can do various activities and projects for villages," "In the last few years, we have a change in learning models. Technology gave various changes like self-learning. Higher education institutions are trying to adapt with the latest technology. Most of them are stick with e-books and online learning is getting popular nowadays," External link

business-standard Friday, February 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We would be eager to get any suggestions from institutions for the development of institutions. Youth delegation can be sent to other friendly countries if asked and needed," "Schemes like Make in India, Skill India, PM Mudra Yojna, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, etc which are an initiative of the PM will not be successful unless you (youths) push it," External link

business-standard Friday, February 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "A proactive government will lead to better teams and that's how Indian football will improve. With India hosting U-17 Women's World Cup, in a couple of years, I am sure the Indian national women's team's ranking will rise, and faster than men. Today also India is ranked higher in women rankings than men," External link

news18 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “We can’t deny visa to citizens of any country because it is a part of the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics,” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We cannot deny visas to citizens of any country because it is against the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics. But the situation now is regarding a major health concern and there are separate provisions for that. We can’t discriminate with anyone but cannot ignore serious issues as well,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We can't deny visa to citizens of any country because it is a part of the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We can't deny visa to citizens of any country because it is a part of the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The event is funded by the Sports Ministry in association with the state government. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and National Sports Federations (NSF) are also supporting the event. This is a revolutionary step by the government as we started the University Games in India for the first-time," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "Earlier, the inter-university games did not get government support. It was all self-funded tournaments by the universities in different sports like athletics, football, volleyball and table tennis to name a few. From this year onwards, all universities around the country will get recognised under Associations of Indian Universities and will take part in Khelo India University Games," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have ordered if he is physically fit then his trial should be conducted. If he is up to the standard, we will take him in the camp. We will give proper chance to every player in this country," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standard of Olympics is different from traditional sports. It is not right to compare the two as we cannot go by the amateur record but only by official trial," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our official kabaddi team didn’t go to Pakistan. We don’t know who has gone there. It is not right for any unofficial team to go anywhere and play with India’s name. We didn’t send any official team,” “We will ask the kabaddi federation to conduct an inquiry and identify those people who went there and used India’s name without taking permission. To represent India in any recognised tournament, it is mandatory to take approval from the respective sport’s national federation” External link

expressindia Monday, February 17, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our official kabaddi team didn’t go to Pakistan. We don’t know who has gone there. It is not right for any unofficial team to go anywhere and play with India’s name. We didn’t send any official team,” “We will ask the kabaddi federation to conduct an inquiry and identify those people who went there and used India’s name without taking permission. To represent India in any recognised tournament, it is mandatory to take approval from the respective sport’s national federation” External link

india Monday, February 17, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Media can't control things with people writing anything in social media these days. If any talent comes to our notice we will give him a platform, an opportunity," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our official kabaddi team didn't go to Pakistan. We don't know who has gone there. It is not right for any unofficial team to go anywhere and play with India's name. We didn't send any official team," "We will ask the kabaddi federation to conduct an inquiry and identify those people who went there and used India's name without taking permission. To represent India in any recognised tournament, it is mandatory to take approval from the respective sport's national federation" External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju replied : "Just one look at his physique & you know this man is capable of extraordinary athletic feats. Now either @KirenRijiju provides him training as a 100m sprinter or we get Kambala to become an Olympic event. Either way, we want a gold medal for Srinivasa!" External link

mid-day Monday, February 17, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's a lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

news18 Monday, February 17, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Playing in the name of the country with India's flag being used are matters to be investigated," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested,” External link

india Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Playing in the name of the country with India's flag being used are matters to be investigated," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

news18 Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Officials from SAI have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday..” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly,” External link

nst Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's a lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength and endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

firstpost Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

afp-english Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India is left out untested," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Whether to grant visa or not, it is every country's own right. We have no control over that. As far as playing under India's flag or in Indian jersey is concerned, then permission is required from the federation. And if they want to represent India in Pakistan, then they need permission from the government," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Nobody has given permission to any Kabaddi player to go to Pakistan. The issuance of visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting the visa," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Nobody has given permission to any Kabaddi players to go to Pakistan. The issuance of visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting the visa," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Misusing the Indian flag or Indian team's name cannot be allowed for unauthorised tournaments. I will ask the players if they've gone to Pakistan with Kabaddi federation's approval," External link

news18 Monday, February 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Issuance of giving visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting visa. We'll talk to the Kabaddi federation on whether it was an informed visit or not," External link

news18 Monday, February 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "We'll talk to the Kabaddi federation on whether it was an informed visit or not. With regard to visa, we have no role. But playing in the name of country or India's flag being used, these are the matters to be investigated," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Nobody has given permission to any Kabaddi players to go to Pakistan. Issuance of giving visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country, we have no role in granting visa," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Issuance of giving visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting visa. We'll talk to the Kabaddi federation on whether it was an informed visit or not," External link

news18 Monday, February 10, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "NIT Arunachal Pradesh plays an increasingly important role in this vision by setting the highest standards of imparting quality education in the country. The Centre has allotted an additional amount of Rs 430.56 crore to the institute this year," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Vulnerability of female athletes is very high... safety and security of athletes is our primary concern," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We cannot take any risk, especially in an Olympic year. It is an extraordinary situation and we will act accordingly,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Coronavirus is an epidemic. The Health Ministry and External Affairs Ministry are taking care of it. It is a sensitive issue but we have to host international events,” “We already had a discussion with the International Olympic Committee and we have committed to them that we will abide by the Olympic charter (with regards to issuing visas)” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If there are shortage of funds for the federations, these can always be taken up, that is why there is a provision for revision. If they need more money, they will get more money,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "If there are shortage of funds for the federations, these can always be taken up, that is why there is a provision for revision. If they need more money, they will get more money," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "For me, every Indian has to be an ambassador for the Olympics because it is a platform which determines which country stands where in the sports, so I'm not looking for one or two person. IOA is an independent body but as a government I look forward to every Indian as an ambassador" External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "You are looking from a different angle. Whatever we got in the last budget allocation, we had a jump of more than 50 %, what you are saying 50 crores, you are comparing from the Revised Estimate (RE), if you see the original allocation in last budget, it is a historical jump. " External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT



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Shilpa Shetty said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "I will be doing this live yoga session for school children with our Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju ji and some renowned athletes. Please join us with your family members for this special yoga session and bring in your yoga mats. Let's pledge towards a healthier and fitter tomorrow," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Shilpa Shetty said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "I will be doing this live yoga session for school children with our Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju ji and some renowned athletes. Please join us with your family members for this special yoga session and bring in your yoga mats. Let's pledge towards a healthier and fitter tomorrow," External link

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Shilpa Shetty said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : “I will be doing this live yoga session for school children with our Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju ji and some renowned athletes. Please join us with your family members for this special yoga session and bring in your yoga mats. Let’s pledge towards a healthier and fitter tomorrow,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Babita Phogat said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "The government has taken a very good step keeping in mind the athletes' Olympics preparations and ave reopened stadiums. For this, I would like to thank the Indian government and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Athletes can now start their preparations for the Olympics," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 18, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Rani Rampal said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "I think it was a wonderful week for me. I would like to thank all those who voted for me. It is a good feeling when world's sport community recognises your efforts. I would also like to thank the government of India and Kiren Rijiju sir for the Padma Shri accolade. This award is dedicated to women's hockey," External link

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Kiren Rijiju said : "Identified talent can then be trained at state government or SAI centers. We need inputs from the state governments in identifying talent," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Identified talent can then be trained at state government or SAI centers. We need inputs from the state governments in identifying talent," External link

news18 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : “We will form five talent scouting committees in the next few months, one for each zone — north, south, east, west and northeast — under Khelo India Programme of SAI in partnership with AIFF,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : “We will form five talent scouting committees in the next few months, one for each zone -- north, south, east, west and northeast -- under Khelo India Programme of SAI in partnership with AIFF,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the northeast region as a whole will do better, people from other parts of the country will come to northeast rather than the reverse," External link

economictimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the northeast region as a whole will do better, people from other parts of the country will come to northeast rather than the reverse," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : “Usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January every year. However, this time owing to the pandemic, we are having to postpone it. However, I am sure by the time we host the Games the pandemic will abate and we will be able to host the Games at the same scale, with participation of all states and over 10,000 participants,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Chief Minister ) : "I am very happy to announce Haryana as the host state for the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. Khelo India Games, envisioned by our Honourable Prime Minister, has been instrumental in identifying grassroots level talent from across the country, who have represented India in international sporting events. It is the Mahakumbh of sport. Haryana already has a very strong sporting culture and has given the country some of its best athletes," External link

irishsun Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Usually the Khelo India Youth Games take place in January of every year. However, this time owing to the pandemic, we have to postpone it,” “However, I am sure by the time we host the Games the pandemic will abate and we will be able to host the Games at the same scale, with participation of all states and over 10,000 participants” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Haryana already has a very strong sporting culture and has given the country some of its best athletes. I am sure that with the Games being hosted in the state, more and more aspiring athletes from Haryana will be motivated to take up competitive sport,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about These Games ) : "I am happy and proud to announce that the next Khelo India Games 2021 will be held in Panchkula, Haryana," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Khelo India enables associations and designated personalities to pick athletes for the various tournaments, world championships or the Olympics. These Games also help in infrastructure development," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will leave no stone unturned,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : “By 2028, the target of getting India in the top-10 of Olympics medal ranking will be realised. I am very clear. We started planning and executing those plans,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I had 2 objectives in mind. One is to make India a sporting powerhouse and the other to make sports a culture and way of living. So, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been an inspirational guide for all of us, PM has constituted the Olympics Task Force, the report has come and we are already implementing it. Another is, PM launched the Fit India Movement. It is the basis in which we will rise as a country with fit people. Earlier, 70 percent of Indians were not fit, technical exercise and parameters of that fitness. But now people are taking care of their fitness and the culture has come in," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Secondly, to make India a sports powerhouse we must create a sports culture in the society. See that whole saying of 'khelege koodegi hoge Kharab'. That cannot create that perfect atmosphere for the younger generation. So, we have changed that slogan with 'Kheloge koodoge banoge laajawab' and through that we are creating a situation where that talents and all the potentials are realised," External link

news18 Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government has allowed some sporting activities with certain restrictions while following a stringent SOP, the guidelines that must be followed by every sporting organisation,” External link

india Friday, July 24, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government has allowed some sporting activities with certain restrictions while following a stringent SOP, the guidelines that must be followed by every sporting organisation,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are passing through an extraordinary situation due to the pandemic and therefore, the government’s approach to commencement of training for our Olympics-bound-athletes would be to tread with caution, keeping their health and safety in mind," External link

news18 Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps are being resumed in phases as per the situation in the states. The boxers are already in Patiala, but are going through an extended quarantine. Once the quarantine is over, they will resume training as per the SOP laid down. The shooting facility has been opened up and all Olympic-bound shooters are free to resume their training. The other camps will surely start but the training of athletes bound for Tokyo is our priority at this juncture," External link

news18 Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Due care is being taken of athletes at Patiala and Bengaluru centres. I had personally interacted with athletes and coaches of hockey, athletics and weightlifting while they were in the camps. They were very happy with the steps taken by SAI to maintain a sanitised atmosphere in the camps," "The breach of protocol by someone and the doctor contracting Covid-19 while in quarantine shouldn’t deter us, nor should these be seen as a shortcoming of the SOP document prepared for the camps. At the same time, all elite athletes are our national assets and role models for the nation. Athletes are conscious of the fact that they are setting an example for others. SAI will do whatever is best for athletes. The comfort and feedback from athletes is of paramount importance to us," External link

news18 Monday, July 20, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The States will have to independently decide when they can start sports activities and training,” External link

Hindu Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "More than 60 lakh volunteers of NYKS and NSS were engaged as frontline Covid warriors as they created awareness, made and distributed masks and assisted citizens during the pandemic," External link

news18 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I urge all states to continue with Fit India activities online during Covid-19 and include common people in fitness-related activities," External link

news18 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The states will have to independently decide when they can start sports activities and training. However, I would urge all states to start some kind of sporting activities after 2 or 3 months, depending on the situation. We can start sporting events in a limited manner and for non-contact sports. There are some states that have opened up their sporting facilities and started some sports training. As the situation improves, we must attempt to bring on-field sport back," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our ministry will assist and fund the states in the endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sports," "The KISCEs will become the nodal centre for a particular sport where athletes can be groomed at world-class facilities for Olympics. States can also choose to train athletes in other sports, including traditional sports, but the focus should be on one or two disciplines" External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "States are doing a very good job and the Ministry is closely co-ordinating with them. I am sure we will come out with a roadmap for the way forward, at the end of the conference," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our ministry will assist and fund the States in the endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sport. The KISCEs will become the nodal centre for a particular sport where athletes can be groomed at world-class facilities for Olympics," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The NYKS and NSS volunteers have done a commendable job working alongside civil administration during Covid-19. There are currently 75 lakh volunteers and we have decided to take that number up to 1 crore in Unlock 2," "As the country opens up, our volunteers will create awareness among all sections of society such as farmers, small business owners and others, regarding the direct benefits that they can get through being self-reliant" External link

news18 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our ministry will assist and fund states in their endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sports. States can also choose to train athletes in other sports but the focus should be on one or two disciplines with the Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) becoming nodal centres,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “States are doing a very good job and the Ministry is closely co-ordinating with them. I am sure we will come out with a roadmap for the way forward, at the end of the conference,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our ministry will assist and fund the States in the endeavour to achieve excellence in one or two sport. The KISCEs will become the nodal centre for a particular sport where athletes can be groomed at world-class facilities for Olympics,” “States can also choose to train athletes in other sports, including traditional sports, but the focus should be on one or two disciplines” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The NYKS and NSS volunteers have done a commendable job working alongside civil administration during COVID-19. There are currently 75 lakh volunteers and we have decided to take that number up to 1 crore in Unlock 2,” “As the country opens up, our volunteers will create awareness among all sections of society such as farmers, small business owners and others, regarding the direct benefits that they can get through being self-reliant” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We had a very good enriching video conference with the states sports ministers, some of the ministers and officers have made very valuable suggestions, they have also briefed me about their preparations post-COVID to have sporting events," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The NYKS and NSS volunteers have done a commendable job working alongside civil administration during COVID-19. There are currently 75 lakh volunteers and we have decided to take that number up to 1 crore in Unlock 2. Prime Minister has already announced Atmanirbhar Bharat. As the country opens up, our volunteers will create awareness among all sections of society such as farmers, small business owners, and others, regarding the direct benefits that they can get through being self-reliant," "I call upon the States to promote volunteers and support them to work better. They will be working directly with the district administration with minimal intervention of the Centre," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I request all State and UT Governments to take an active part in including all schools in their States and UTs to register as Fit India schools so that fitness becomes a way of life for youngsters," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The country is in the second phase of unlock now and it is important to have a dialogue with the states to align the way forward for sports and youth related activities,” External link

Hindu Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is important that athletes get respect," External link

news18 Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We just want celebration; we just want medals and results but there is no collective national effort which can yield results in a more definitive way and more often. If you see the Olympic medals tally, it's not a good sight, not a happy scenario for a country of India's size," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The athletes should be given respect and dignity at every level of the society. If we are not doing that, we are giving a wrong message. I feel very sad when athletes are not given respect and dignity,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Knowledge in Indian society about sports is very minimum. I don’t want to degrade my own colleagues but even in Parliament there is no knowledge,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There was also a case in Karnataka, a bullock cart running competitions where there was somebody called Srinivas. For a better traction so that people don’t feel we are not aware of the situation, our SAI people had invited him,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We just want medals and results but there is no collective national effort which can yield results... How will we move forward until and unless we have a course structured for athletes as well as administrators" External link

news18 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Knowledge in Indian society about sports is very minimum. I don’t want to degrade my own colleagues but even in Parliament there is no knowledge,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There was this young girl who under very difficult circumstances during this COVID-19 pandemic carried her father on a cycle from Gurgaon to Bihar. It was a tragic thing but imagine some of my colleagues said she will bring gold medal for India in cycling” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There was also a case in Karnataka, a bullock cart running competitions where there was somebody called Srinivas. For a better traction so that people don’t feel we are not aware of the situation, our SAI people had invited him,” External link

Hindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sports has to be seen as a career option in India and viewed as something offering dignity and respect. There is no shortage of human resources in our country. It is important that at the grassroots level that we promote sports culture and we will be encouraging schools to adopt all kinds of activities to encourage sports and fitness," External link

dnaindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is heartening to see the corporate world come forward to support sports, those top athletes who are identified by the federations, they can use facilities developed by the corporates. Sports federation, government, and corporates all have to come together and move in the same direction," External link

dnaindia Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will have a regional talent identification team. For example for South India we will have a separate team. They will be responsible for identifying talent in that region," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "We're going to start TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) for juniors too. If we identify 10 to 12-yr-old talents today, government will take care of them, so they'll be ready for 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "After today's meeting the Sports Ministry will review all the ideas and work in tandem with federations to open up sports. I feel, from August onwards, we should be able to start some sporting events as well," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are in the first phase of Unlock and as a country we are slowly adapting to the present situation, and therefore, the time is right to slowly open up sports, while following safety protocols," "Since federations are best qualified to decide the way forward for each sport, the ministry would like to get ideas from federations. Their ideas will be the key in planning India's post Covid strategy in sports," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "After today's meeting the Sports Ministry will review all the ideas and work in tandem with federations to open up sports. I feel, from August onwards, we should be able to start some sporting events as well," External link

firstpost Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are in the first phase of Unlock and as a country, we are slowly adapting to the present situation, and therefore, the time is right to slowly open up sports, while following safety protocols," "Since federations are best qualified to decide the way forward for each sport, the ministry would like to get ideas from federations. Their ideas will be the key in planning India's post-COVID-19 strategy in sports," External link

firstpost Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards," External link

firstpost Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "After today's meeting the Sports Ministry will review all the ideas and work in tandem with federations to open up sports. I feel, from August onwards, we should be able to start some sporting events as well," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are in the first phase of Unlock and as a country we are slowly adapting to the present situation, and therefore, the time is right to slowly open up sports, while following safety protocols," "Since federations are best qualified to decide the way forward for each sport, the ministry would like to get ideas from federations. Their ideas will be the key in planning India's post Covid strategy in sports," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards," External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Given the situation, we have to be innovative about events. We may need to hold smaller events in stadias and not have spectators. But we can surely try and beam the sports on television channels and social media platforms. The resumption of sporting events will boost the confidence of our athletes and also create an atmosphere of normalcy in these trying times. We can plan some events August onwards,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

india Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : "You have to be empowered to take care of yourself. The country has to be self-reliant. Whenever there are challenges, disasters or catastrophe, we need to ensure we emerge stronger. I have to ensure our athletes and coaches become stronger after lockdown," External link

irishsun Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "That is why I am encouraging lots of leagues like our Indian Super League (Football) and Indian Premier League (Cricket). Ultimate Table Tennis is also growing very well. I see great prospects for UTT. We now have a boxing league and wrestling league too (among others)," External link

irishsun Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : "Although we have achieved some success in hockey and a few individual sports, we have not been able to make any successful impact in Olympic history. I am talking about creating a sporting culture in India. In days to come, I want to ensure that not only our participation but our success rate also soars," External link

irishsun Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

Hindu Friday, June 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : "In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India's) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games)," External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about In The ) : “In the days to come, I want to ensure that not only our (India’s) participation, but our success rate also must be very high (in the Olympic Games),” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The new education policy of India is also going to have sports as a part of education (and) sports not as extra-curricular activities,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The new education policy of India is also going to have sports as a part of education (and) sports not as extra-curricular activities," External link

news18 Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The 2024 Games is a mid-term goal but the long term is 2028. When I became sports minister I had very limited talents, potential Olympic medallists,” External link

india Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2024 Games is mid-term goal but the long term is 2028. When I became sports minister I had very limited talents, potential Olympic medalists," External link

news18 Monday, June 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I want a sporting activity to begin as soon as possible. I’m hoping that in the next couple of months’ time we should be ready with at least some of the events,” External link

dnaindia Monday, June 8, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2024 Games is a mid-term goal but the long term is 2028. When I became sports minister I had very limited talents, potential Olympic medalists," External link

business-standard Monday, June 8, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "To create a world champ it will take four to eight years. I've laid the foundation now. We have started junior coaching very professionally. We are providing best possible coaching and technical support. It will require four to eight years to become champion," External link

business-standard Monday, June 8, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I want the sporting activity to begin as soon as possible. I'm hoping that in next couple of months' time we should be ready with at least some of the events," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I want the sporting activity to begin as soon as possible. I'm hoping that in next couple of months' time we should be ready with at least some of the events," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our boxers are lucky because we never had the best boxing practices coming to our door and with parents also taking part in such daily fitness activities. I really enjoyed the feedback of the boxers and their parents and I’m hopeful of seeing these young stars shine in the future,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “This is a challenging period and you are making the most of it. Parents are supporting you. When lockdown ends and competition starts, it will help. I am sure I will be able to meet our youth boxers soon,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I can see so many promising boxers have joined us from across the country. It is a great opportunity in these difficult timesthe best boxing facility coming to our doorstep. Other countries started online education a long time back. This is just the beginning for India. It will give a new direction to our young boxers who have great potential. India can be a boxing powerhouse,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our young boxers are lucky because we never had the best boxing practices coming to our door and with parents also taking part in such daily fitness activities. The boxers have a strong backing in their pursuit of the sport. I really enjoyed the feedback of the young boxers and their parents and I am hopeful of seeing these young stars shine in the future," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “However, there is a need to mass base these sports, just like other sporting disciplines. This initiative, in association with MHRD, is an attempt to reach out to young Indians and showcase the rich heritage of our indigenous games,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 5, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The country is faced with an unusual situation and the need of the hour is to tweak the nomination rules of the National Sports Awards to ensure that athletes are not disadvantaged in any way,” External link

india Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will work closely with the HRD ministry and start taking this to every school in India. Fitness should be a part of daily life, not something optional. This is the beginning and in a few years, this will have far-reaching effects and India will turn into a fitter country,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "A perfect #SocialDistancing seen near Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh along Assam-Arunachal boundary," "If we observe carefully, animals can teach us many vital lessons that we may have missed in the haste of our normal daily lives" External link

dailystar Monday, June 1, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The unique programme will connect athletes from secluded areas of India, who may not always have access to established players and coaches. I am confident this programme will motivate more young athletes to take up sport professionally," External link

news18 Monday, June 1, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Once we have sports culture, we can create excellence. We need to move children away from electronic gadgets. We need to have an active culture. Natural growth of human beings should be allowed to take place at own pace,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “After Buddhism, yoga is the biggest soft power that has gone out of India. I am very happy about the way yoga has transformed the image of India,” “Major cities of the world, smaller towns and villages are doing yoga. It is one of the best ways of remaining fit” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 29, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India, the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 25, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 25, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

thenational Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

thehimalayantimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju explained : “We have been working for quite some time now to resume sporting activities but before that we have to think about practice and training. We are not going to have a tournament kind of situation immediately,” External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation,” External link

firstpost Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju explained : “We have been working for quite some time now to resume sporting activities but before that we have to think about practice and training. We are not going to have a tournament kind of situation immediately,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "In India the government has to take a call and it will be depending on the situation of the pandemic, how we progress as a nation," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "All the sport disciplines are not the same, for example, weightlifting or any sports which do not have physical contact with each other it has its own way of starting as per its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about Wushu Championship ) : "But other sports like boxing, wrestling, hockey, football, in these games you have physical contact involved so there are different procedures for different sporting events. That's why right now we can start events but they need to be held without spectators, for example, online Wushu Championship is going on, if any sports federation wants to organise a sporting event they can do it in a stadium but they have to first ensure that SOP is maintained and being followed properly," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are doing it in a phased manner, we have given permission for the activities to kickstart but you need to maintain control and take the states in confidence as some regions also fall under the red zones so you have to be more careful about the activities being conducted in red zones. Sporting activities have to start because if you don't play, if you don't do activities it also has negative effects overall on your physical condition and mental condition," "Each sport has their own training programme, you need to careful when it goes to gymming and swimming as everyone will use the game gym and same goes for swimming as many swimmers will be using the same pool," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am not an expert about the technical part how you can sanitise the pool, many people have advised that gymming and swimming should be allowed to do after some time, health and safety of everyone is our top priority and we cannot compromise that. New guidelines will come whenever there will be more relaxations, the country has benefitted under the lockdown, in Western countries many people have died, and as compared to them, the death rate in India is very less," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms and swimming pools are still prohibited," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Wushu Championship ) : "All the sport disciplines are not the same, for example, weightlifting or any sports which do not have physical contact with each other it has its own way of starting as per its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). But other sports like boxing, wrestling, hockey, football, in these games you have physical contact involved so there are different procedures for different sporting events. That's why right now we can start events but they need to be held without spectators, for example, online Wushu Championship is going on, if any sports federation wants to organise a sporting event they can do it in a stadium but they have to first ensure that the SOP is maintained and being followed properly," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are doing it in a phased manner, we have given permission for the activities to kickstart but you need to maintain control and take the states in confidence as some regions also fall under the red zones so you have to be more careful about the activities being conducted in red zones. Sporting activities have to start because if you don't play, if you don't do activities it also has negative effects overall on your physical condition and mental condition," "Each sport has their own training programme, you need to careful when it goes to gymming and swimming as everyone will use the game gym and same goes for swimming as many swimmers will be using the same pool," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms and swimming pools are still prohibited," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms & swimming pools are still prohibited," External link

news18 Monday, May 18, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I’m happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated. However, use of gyms &amp; swimming pools are still prohibited,” External link

india Monday, May 18, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner,” External link

zbc Friday, May 15, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner," External link

afp-english Friday, May 15, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner," External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 15, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The SOP is being drawn up and now we have the inputs from coaches and hockey players. We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner,” External link

india Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The SOP is being drawn up and now we have the inputs from coaches and hockey players. We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Standard Operation Procedure (SOPs) is being drawn up. Now we have the inputs from coaches and hockey players. We will resume practice soon but in a controlled manner. Those technicalities have to be drawn up by health experts in consultation with the coaches, federation officials and the government," "I assure that we will extend all support to get our athletes back on the ground to train, but we must be careful. We cannot afford to risk the health of even one athlete because that will jeopardise the entire training plan. We must accept that in post-Covid-era sports will not be played in the same way and we will have to adjust to the changes and move forward," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have already made a committee to set up the Standard Operating Procedures to be followed by athletes, coaches and other staff during training. Your suggestions will help us frame the rules better. I am hopeful that we will be able to come up with a concrete decision soon," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We have already made the committee to set up the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be followed by athletes, coaches and other staff during training. Your suggestions will help us frame the rules better," External link

firstpost Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am hopeful that we will be able to come up with a concrete decision soon. However, this is a national emergency and no ministry can work in isolation. We will have to consult the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the health ministry and take their directions," External link

firstpost Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We have already made the committee to set up the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to be followed by athletes, coaches and other staff during training. Your suggestions will help us frame the rules better," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am hopeful that we will be able to come up with a concrete decision soon. However, this is a national emergency and no ministry can work in isolation. We will have to consult the Ministry of Home Affairs as well as the health ministry and take their directions," External link

news18 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I understand that our weightlifters need to get back to active training in view of the upcoming Olympics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Once the lockdown is lifted, we will resume the training of our elite athletes followed by other SAI Training Centres in phased manner," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "First of all we will identify those players and teams who have qualified for the Olympics. Second, those who are going to play the Olympic qualification competitions, we will allow these athletes to practice," External link

business-standard Monday, May 11, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that’s why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can’t risk anything,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a setback and so we are careful and that’s why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are the pride of our country and so we can’t risk anything,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that's why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can't risk anything," External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Foreign coaches are being used in different manners, they are being paid. Nobody should be deprived of salary in these tough situations. The budding players have gone back home and we will call them again, we will do something for the needy ones so that they don’t suffer much,” External link

india Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that's why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can't risk anything," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that’s why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can’t risk anything,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "A roadmap is being prepared. If something happens to top athletes it will be a set back and so we are careful and that's why there are no positive coronavirus cases for our athletes till now. Players are pride of our country and so we can't risk anything," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I’ve had discussions with my officers. We are planning a way to start functioning as soon as possible,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 4, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Then 4-5 months back a news broke out that somebody broke Usain Bolt’s record in a bull race in Karnataka. Even some of the professional people, some of the businessmen, some of the renowned people of India stated that now this guy will bring Olympic gold in 100m,” “People must be thinking that what is the sports minister doing, he is responding to such kinds of amateur talks but I had to show sections who don’t know sports that I am hands on with Indian sports and I am there for the athletes. I will give all the opportunities to all potentials, so I had to show that,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Many people complained to me that government does not contribute enough for the development of sports in India. Let me make it very clear — knowledge about sports in India is very, very low. People know only about cricket, people don’t know about other sports,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 4, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are planning out a way to start functioning as soon as possible. I thought we should first allow practice for athletes who have qualified for the Olympics and those participating in the qualifiers or important championships. We can't open all the coaching centres, so we will allow only elite athletes [to train]. Junior camps have to wait for some time as safety will be the priority,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “People must be thinking what is the sports minister doing, he is responding to such kind of amateur talk, but I had to show sections who don’t know sports that I am hands-on with Indian sports and I am there for the athletes. I will give all the opportunities to all potentials, so I had to show that,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Usain Bolt ) : “Then 4-5 months back news broke that somebody (Gowda) had broken Usain Bolt’s record in a bull race in Karnataka. Even some of the professional people, some of the businessmen, some of the renowned people of India stated that now this guy will bring Olympic gold in 100m,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently… by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have to go phase-wise. First of all we will allow on-field practice in Patiala and Bengaluru. Our top athletes, many of whom have qualified for the Olympics, are mostly there in NIS Patiala," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First, we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently...by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala," External link

dnaindia Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Usain Bolt ) : "Then 4-5 months back a news broke out that somebody broke Usain Bolt's record in a bull race in Karnataka. Even some of the professional people, some of the businessmen, some of the renowned people of India stated that now this guy will bring Olympic gold in 100m," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Many people complained to me that government do not contribute or support enough for the development of sports in India. Let me make it very clear knowledge about sports in India is very, very low. People know only about cricket, people don't know about other sports," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently...by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru, where athletes are based currently by the end of this month training, is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The camps will start in a phase-wise manner. First, we will start training in NIS Patiala and SAI, Bengaluru where athletes are based currently...by the end of this month training is expected to start in Bengaluru and Patiala," External link

firstpost Sunday, May 3, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Introducing football at the school level and organising local football leagues is the way forward to build interest in the game among children across the country. Once we mass-base the game, then we can start scouting for talent and building up elite footballers," External link

dnaindia Friday, May 1, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I don't see any reason why India should lag behind. In the 2021 Olympics we do not have the strength to win medals in swimming, but we can start preparing for the 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “They have made huge contributions. Not just financially, but also creating awareness among the youth about COVID-19 and putting up videos on fitness. All this shows how active sportspersons are. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait long for sporting action [to get back],” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal," External link

news18 Monday, April 27, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal," External link

irishsun Monday, April 27, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "This has been possible owing to the support from the federations because officials of SAI, Sports Ministry, NSFs and other stakeholders have a robust working relationship and the success of these workshops can be attributed to that co-operation. The co-operation between all stakeholders is the only way to truly improve the sports ecosystem in the country and to take Indian sport forward," External link

irishsun Monday, April 27, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am sure we will win this battle against Covid-19 we would soon be able to go back to the ground to train and play, but till that happens, we will take advantage of the technology available to us. It is very important to keep ourselves updated about national and global practices and rules of a sport. Rules and regulations keep changing and those who do not update themselves will be left behind. We often lose out to teams from the western world because they far ahead in terms of their knowledge of rules. But with these sessions I am sure we will not be left behind" External link

irishsun Monday, April 27, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi has already been included in the Asian Games and now, not just India, but all Asian countries must come together to ensure that the sport in included in the Olympics as well. That is our ultimate goal,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 27, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Athletics is the heart and soul of the Olympic Games and we need to raise the level of our athletics," "I want to give the young athletes the opportunity to realise their dreams," External link

business-standard Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Athletics is the heart and soul of the Olympic Games and we need to raise the level of our athletics," External link

nampa Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I've been made aware of some concerns of Indian Olympic Association President, Shri Narinder Dhruv Batra and news published in some section of media regarding autonomous functioning of National Sporting Federations (NSFs) vis-a-vis perceived control of the Sports Ministry and SAI on their day- to-day functioning," External link

news18 Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "To achieve these goals, the way forward is to have a proper coordination between Sports Ministry, SAI, IOA and NSFs. Government is committed to work closely with all NSFs and IOA to ensure that there is no gap in the communication between stakeholders," External link

news18 Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Children are all at home with limited physical activity. These sessions by fitness experts will ensure that children practice fitness even when at home. It is also imperative at these times to ensure that everyone, especially children remain healthy and have strong immunity,” “In these sessions, besides fitness-related topics, the guidelines of the Ministry of Ayush, with regard to following simple steps to increase immunity will also be discussed. I am sure children and parents will benefit greatly from these rich sessions” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, April 13, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, April 13, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and the minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We'll follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

dnaindia Monday, April 13, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

business-standard Monday, April 13, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only senior officials and minimum required staff will be coming to the office today onwards. We will follow all guidelines regarding COVID-19," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "May the Darkest Night will end and the Sun will rise. Have a positive hope on this auspicious day and have a blessed Good Friday!" External link

business-standard Friday, April 10, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Dear @singhesha10, you are just 15 years old but you have shown that you are a real champion! What a beautiful gesture by such generous contribution to #PMCARES," External link

news18 Sunday, March 29, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in fight against coronavirus” External link

india Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in fight against coronavirus" External link

news18 Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens,” “It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary” External link

india Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I've donated my one month salary," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I am depositing the amount now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to all BJP MPs to give Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS Fund to the National Relief Fund in fight against coronavirus” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I've donated my one month salary," External link

firstpost Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I’ve donated my one month salary,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Narendra Modi ji announced #PMCares Fund to strengthen disaster management capacities and to encourage research on protecting citizens. It accepts micro-donations too. Let us contribute to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations. I've donated my one month salary," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 20, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Athletes who are coming back from countries which are prone to coronavirus will be quarantined as per the government provisions. There will be no exception. Anybody who has come from abroad is being put in isolation and athletes also have to adhere to it,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 20, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have made exceptions only for those who have qualified for Olympics and those who are on the verge of qualifying. They are allowed to train in national camps. Outsiders are completely prohibited,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 20, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Athletes who are coming back from countries which are very prone to coronavirus will be quarantined as per the government provisions. There will be no exceptions. Anybody who has come from abroad is being put in isolation and athletes also have to adhere to it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Athletes who are coming back from countries which are very prone to coronavirus will be quarantined as per the government provisions. There will be no exceptions. Anybody who has come from abroad is being put in isolation and athletes also have to adhere to it," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is very important that we wash our hands properly all the time and also spread awareness. Coronavirus is an issue which we must not take lightly. Never forget to wash your hands properly," External link

business-standard Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Due to coronavirus, sporting events and competitions are postponed temporarily but I appeal all our athletes not to lose the spirit, keep practicing and focus on your training,” External link

india Monday, March 16, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Due to coronavirus, sporting events and competitions are postponed temporarily but I appeal all our athletes not to lose the spirit, keep practicing and focus on your training," External link

business-standard Monday, March 16, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Due to coronavirus, sporting events and competitions are postponed temporarily but I appeal all our athletes not to lose the spirit, keep practicing and focus on your training,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : “The proposed visit of High-Level Indian Delegation to Tokyo consisting of Govt Officials and Indian Olympic Association to review India’s #Tokyo2020 preparation on 25th March is temporarily postponed,” External link

india Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 13, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures," External link

firstpost Friday, March 13, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Sindhu called me and I told her that those who are playing outside in important tournaments like the Olympic qualifications can continue to play but they should follow guidelines of those respective countries. They should also take certain safety measures," External link

business-standard Friday, March 13, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "All the international sporting events that were scheduled in the country have been temporarily suspended. So far as domestic tournaments are concerned, we are advising everyone to follow the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry and try to avoid mass gatherings," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I always believed that hockey is the heart and soul of Indian sports. It is the pillar of Indian sports. I would like to assure that whatever support is needed from the government's side for hockey, we will provide," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I always believed that hockey is the heart and soul of Indian sports. It is the pillar of Indian sports. I would like to assure that whatever support is needed from the government's side for hockey, we will provide," External link

firstpost Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Vikas Krishan ) : "Another thrilling news! Vikas Krishan becomes our 2nd boxer to qualify for @Tokyo2020 #Olympics Congratulations Vikas! #RoadToTokyo" External link

business-standard Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In future Government of India (GoI) wants players of India to play winter games in Olympics. Kashmir will become the hub of winter sport across India and many international Olympic players will be selected for winter games,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “In future Government of India (GoI) wants players of India to play winter games in Olympics. Kashmir will become the hub of winter sport across India and many international Olympic players will be selected for winter games,” External link

risingkashmir Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It will be a residential facility financed by the Centre where professional winter games athletes will be trained for world-class competitions. Besides, coaches of different sports categories will be given ₹5 lakh for setting up sports centres across J&K,” External link

Hindu Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Hockey India ) : "The effort of the government is to create talent identification platforms for athletes from multiple sports through the Khelo India Scheme," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "The first edition of the KIUG has been truly successful. All the participants have given their best and many of them have shown great potential," "Our aim now is to organise the Khelo India University Games regularly and make it, along with the Youth Games, the platform that paves the way for our future Olympic medallists. Our aim is to get into the top 10 in the medals tally after the 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are ready for every sport, wherever it is held. If it is held as per the rules, then India will take part in it," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I really want to promote motorsport in the country because it has huge potential," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The virus is in China, not Tokyo. The world is a community and we have to support each other and fight the situation together. I expect the Tokyo Olympics to start on time and we will send a large contingent for the same,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 28, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Arjuna awardee and Padma Shri recipient is our pride" "We have given him Rs 5 lakh once and gave him Rs 5 lakh again. If he needs more help, we shall provide that too," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Arjuna awardee and Padma Shri recipient is our pride" "We have given him Rs 5 lakh once and gave him Rs 5 lakh again. If he needs more help, we shall provide that too," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Japanese culture and etiquette is very elaborate. You (athletes) are representing India as its ambassador. So, this cultural sensitivity activity is very important for you. " External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "That should be not an issue, Olympics preparations are going in full flow, let us focus on the global event, India is going to participate with full force at Tokyo. In today's world, a global community is there, you cannot separate one country from another. We have to fight every situation together," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo),” External link

india Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "That should be not an issue, Olympics preparations are going in full flow, let us focus on the global event, India is going to participate with full force at Tokyo. In today's world, a global community is there, you cannot separate one country from another. We have to fight every situation together," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo)," External link

news18 Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo),” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Virus China mein hai, Tokyo mein Nahi (the virus is in China not Tokyo),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If you are getting medals, whatever the way it has to be, I think it is justified…” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Young India has 20 per cent of the global population. As a Sports Minister, I understand the energy of youths. PM has given direction to every department to work for youths. This is an institute of national importance. We need to give more focus to your campus," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Be youthful all the time. I consider myself always young and let's pledge we will remain always young as age does not matter. We must work as a team India to develop India. Even you can adopt villages close by and individually can do various activities and projects for villages," "In the last few years, we have a change in learning models. Technology gave various changes like self-learning. Higher education institutions are trying to adapt with the latest technology. Most of them are stick with e-books and online learning is getting popular nowadays," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We would be eager to get any suggestions from institutions for the development of institutions. Youth delegation can be sent to other friendly countries if asked and needed," "Schemes like Make in India, Skill India, PM Mudra Yojna, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, etc which are an initiative of the PM will not be successful unless you (youths) push it," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, February 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Young India has 20 per cent of the global population. As a Sports Minister, I understand the energy of youths. PM has given direction to every department to work for youths. This is an institute of national importance. We need to give more focus to your campus," External link

business-standard Friday, February 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Be youthful all the time. I consider myself always young and let's pledge we will remain always young as age does not matter. We must work as a team India to develop India. Even you can adopt villages close by and individually can do various activities and projects for villages," "In the last few years, we have a change in learning models. Technology gave various changes like self-learning. Higher education institutions are trying to adapt with the latest technology. Most of them are stick with e-books and online learning is getting popular nowadays," External link

business-standard Friday, February 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We would be eager to get any suggestions from institutions for the development of institutions. Youth delegation can be sent to other friendly countries if asked and needed," "Schemes like Make in India, Skill India, PM Mudra Yojna, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, etc which are an initiative of the PM will not be successful unless you (youths) push it," External link

business-standard Friday, February 21, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "A proactive government will lead to better teams and that's how Indian football will improve. With India hosting U-17 Women's World Cup, in a couple of years, I am sure the Indian national women's team's ranking will rise, and faster than men. Today also India is ranked higher in women rankings than men," External link

news18 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “We can’t deny visa to citizens of any country because it is a part of the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics,” External link

tribune Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We cannot deny visas to citizens of any country because it is against the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics. But the situation now is regarding a major health concern and there are separate provisions for that. We can’t discriminate with anyone but cannot ignore serious issues as well,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We can't deny visa to citizens of any country because it is a part of the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We can't deny visa to citizens of any country because it is a part of the Olympic charter. We try to keep sports away from politics," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The event is funded by the Sports Ministry in association with the state government. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and National Sports Federations (NSF) are also supporting the event. This is a revolutionary step by the government as we started the University Games in India for the first-time," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "Earlier, the inter-university games did not get government support. It was all self-funded tournaments by the universities in different sports like athletics, football, volleyball and table tennis to name a few. From this year onwards, all universities around the country will get recognised under Associations of Indian Universities and will take part in Khelo India University Games," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have ordered if he is physically fit then his trial should be conducted. If he is up to the standard, we will take him in the camp. We will give proper chance to every player in this country," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standard of Olympics is different from traditional sports. It is not right to compare the two as we cannot go by the amateur record but only by official trial," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our official kabaddi team didn’t go to Pakistan. We don’t know who has gone there. It is not right for any unofficial team to go anywhere and play with India’s name. We didn’t send any official team,” “We will ask the kabaddi federation to conduct an inquiry and identify those people who went there and used India’s name without taking permission. To represent India in any recognised tournament, it is mandatory to take approval from the respective sport’s national federation” External link

expressindia Monday, February 17, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our official kabaddi team didn’t go to Pakistan. We don’t know who has gone there. It is not right for any unofficial team to go anywhere and play with India’s name. We didn’t send any official team,” “We will ask the kabaddi federation to conduct an inquiry and identify those people who went there and used India’s name without taking permission. To represent India in any recognised tournament, it is mandatory to take approval from the respective sport’s national federation” External link

india Monday, February 17, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Media can't control things with people writing anything in social media these days. If any talent comes to our notice we will give him a platform, an opportunity," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our official kabaddi team didn't go to Pakistan. We don't know who has gone there. It is not right for any unofficial team to go anywhere and play with India's name. We didn't send any official team," "We will ask the kabaddi federation to conduct an inquiry and identify those people who went there and used India's name without taking permission. To represent India in any recognised tournament, it is mandatory to take approval from the respective sport's national federation" External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju replied : "Just one look at his physique & you know this man is capable of extraordinary athletic feats. Now either @KirenRijiju provides him training as a 100m sprinter or we get Kambala to become an Olympic event. Either way, we want a gold medal for Srinivasa!" External link

mid-day Monday, February 17, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's a lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

news18 Monday, February 17, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Playing in the name of the country with India's flag being used are matters to be investigated," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested,” External link

india Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Playing in the name of the country with India's flag being used are matters to be investigated," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

news18 Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Officials from SAI have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday..” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly,” External link

nst Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's a lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength and endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

firstpost Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

afp-english Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Officials from Sports Authority of India (SAI) have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday. I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trials properly," External link

afp-en Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India is left out untested," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Whether to grant visa or not, it is every country's own right. We have no control over that. As far as playing under India's flag or in Indian jersey is concerned, then permission is required from the federation. And if they want to represent India in Pakistan, then they need permission from the government," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Nobody has given permission to any Kabaddi player to go to Pakistan. The issuance of visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting the visa," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Nobody has given permission to any Kabaddi players to go to Pakistan. The issuance of visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting the visa," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Misusing the Indian flag or Indian team's name cannot be allowed for unauthorised tournaments. I will ask the players if they've gone to Pakistan with Kabaddi federation's approval," External link

news18 Monday, February 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Issuance of giving visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting visa. We'll talk to the Kabaddi federation on whether it was an informed visit or not," External link

news18 Monday, February 10, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "We'll talk to the Kabaddi federation on whether it was an informed visit or not. With regard to visa, we have no role. But playing in the name of country or India's flag being used, these are the matters to be investigated," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Nobody has given permission to any Kabaddi players to go to Pakistan. Issuance of giving visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country, we have no role in granting visa," External link

business-standard Monday, February 10, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Issuance of giving visa is the sovereign prerogative of a country. We have no role in granting visa. We'll talk to the Kabaddi federation on whether it was an informed visit or not," External link

news18 Monday, February 10, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "NIT Arunachal Pradesh plays an increasingly important role in this vision by setting the highest standards of imparting quality education in the country. The Centre has allotted an additional amount of Rs 430.56 crore to the institute this year," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Vulnerability of female athletes is very high... safety and security of athletes is our primary concern," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We cannot take any risk, especially in an Olympic year. It is an extraordinary situation and we will act accordingly,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Coronavirus is an epidemic. The Health Ministry and External Affairs Ministry are taking care of it. It is a sensitive issue but we have to host international events,” “We already had a discussion with the International Olympic Committee and we have committed to them that we will abide by the Olympic charter (with regards to issuing visas)” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If there are shortage of funds for the federations, these can always be taken up, that is why there is a provision for revision. If they need more money, they will get more money,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "If there are shortage of funds for the federations, these can always be taken up, that is why there is a provision for revision. If they need more money, they will get more money," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "For me, every Indian has to be an ambassador for the Olympics because it is a platform which determines which country stands where in the sports, so I'm not looking for one or two person. IOA is an independent body but as a government I look forward to every Indian as an ambassador" External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "You are looking from a different angle. Whatever we got in the last budget allocation, we had a jump of more than 50 %, what you are saying 50 crores, you are comparing from the Revised Estimate (RE), if you see the original allocation in last budget, it is a historical jump. " External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT



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Shilpa Shetty said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "I will be doing this live yoga session for school children with our Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju ji and some renowned athletes. Please join us with your family members for this special yoga session and bring in your yoga mats. Let's pledge towards a healthier and fitter tomorrow," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Shilpa Shetty said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "I will be doing this live yoga session for school children with our Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju ji and some renowned athletes. Please join us with your family members for this special yoga session and bring in your yoga mats. Let's pledge towards a healthier and fitter tomorrow," External link

news18 Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Shilpa Shetty said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : “I will be doing this live yoga session for school children with our Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju ji and some renowned athletes. Please join us with your family members for this special yoga session and bring in your yoga mats. Let’s pledge towards a healthier and fitter tomorrow,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Babita Phogat said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "The government has taken a very good step keeping in mind the athletes' Olympics preparations and ave reopened stadiums. For this, I would like to thank the Indian government and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Athletes can now start their preparations for the Olympics," External link

dnaindia Monday, May 18, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Rani Rampal said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "I think it was a wonderful week for me. I would like to thank all those who voted for me. It is a good feeling when world's sport community recognises your efforts. I would also like to thank the government of India and Kiren Rijiju sir for the Padma Shri accolade. This award is dedicated to women's hockey," External link

business-standard Friday, February 7, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT