Kiren Rijiju

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Kiren Rijiju stated : "Yoga, India's gift to the world and a part of our ancient heritage, takes on even more relevance in the present times. Regular practice of yogasana strengths body immunity as well as the mind. With the launch of these yoga centers, I am sure many more people will find reason to take up yoga as a way of to a fit life," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Don't want to discuss awards but Milkha Singh Ji's life is an award in itself, for everyone and for the country, that's why today the whole country is engulfed in mourning even after he left the game so many years ago. There are very few people like Dhyan Chand and Milkha, whom we keep remembering after so many years, these few names are immortal. That's why I want to tell you that the right tribute to Milkha Singh Ji will be when we will follow the path shown by him and adopt his message in our lives. Not everyone can become Milkha Singh," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Vijender Singh ) : “I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of the finest boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at 1998 Bangkok Asian Games sparked the Boxing chain reaction in India,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a review meeting over the preparation of athletes for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The PM has appealed to all to cheer for the athletes," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We could have organised a big event to mark the occasion but for this pandemic," External link

news18 Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "India is proud of your achievements and many laurels you've brought for India. @MirzaSania as you prepare to represent India once again in the coming Olympics #Tokyo2020, our wishes are with you & entire Indian Olympic contingent," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I invite the entire nation, especially our youngsters, to watch these inspirational stories and cheer for our athletes as they prepare to compete in the biggest sporting event in the world," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Chopra had earlier applied for a Swedish visa which did not come through because of the travel restrictions but when the possibility of travelling to France came up, we decided to approach the French authorities through the MEA,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 31, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I invite every Indian to cheer for our athletes as they train to win laurels for India despite difficult times. Yes, India is ready to go and shine at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics!" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Join me in wishing our athletes all the very best for the Olympics," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We go to smaller countries (for training) and we think foreign coaches have an edge over Indian coaches,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our long-term goal is putting India among the top 10 nations in the Olympics and it is not unrealistic,” “I think this kind of Higher Performance Programmes for coaches is the key towards achieving that,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whenever I meet athletes they tell me 'we need a foreign coach to win an Olympic medal.' That doesn't mean that they don't believe in Indian coaches but somehow they have the understanding that the edge of being in the medal bracket can come from a foreign coach," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Asia Championship ) : "The performance of athletes from the state in kayaking and canoeing have been impressive in international competitions such as the World Championships and the Asian Championship. It has been decided to equip the KISCE in Srinagar with training facilities for the two disciplines so that more sporting talent from the state have the opportunity to excel in the sport and represent India in world-class competition." External link

irishsun Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all national-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year," "We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholars and junior athletes up to Rs 5 lakh per athlete each year," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all national-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year,” “We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholars and junior athletes up to Rs 5 lakh per athlete each year,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all National-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year. We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholar and junior athletes up to Rs 5 lakh per athlete each year," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all national-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year," "We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholars and junior athletes up to 5 lakh per athlete each year" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Pal Singh ) : “We’ve lost two hockey greats to Covid. MK Kaushik ji & Ravinder Pal Singh ji’s contribution to Indian sport will always be remembered,” External link

india Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Pal Singh ) : “We’ve lost two hockey greats to Covid . MK Kaushik ji & Ravinder Pal Singh ji’s contribution to Indian sport will always be remembered,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "With just 100 days to go for the Olympics, every day is important to all of athletes from here on. We want to make these Olympics very memorable for every athlete. India with its vast population must play a bigger role in the Olympic Movement and that is possible by winning more medals," External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "With just 100 days to go for the Olympics, every day is important to all of athletes from here on. We want to make these Olympics very memorable for every athlete. India with its vast population must play a bigger role in the Olympic Movement and that is possible by winning more medals," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “With just 100 days to go for the Olympics, every day is important to all of athletes from here on. We want to make these Olympics very memorable for every athlete. India with its vast population must play a bigger role in the Olympic Movement and that is possible by winning more medals,” External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “After getting repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive. I’m taking the advice of the doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant, exercise self-quarantine and get themselves tested. I’m physically fit and fine,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “After getting repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “After getting repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We should make the Olympic movement more rigorous in India. India has a long history of Olympics and as a large nation, India must play much more important and greater role in the Olympic movement and we can do this by winning more medals,” “Our share of Olympic medals must increase. India is an emerging nation and this must be reflected in sporting arena also” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We should make the Olympic movement more rigorous in India. India has a long history of Olympics and as a large nation, India must play much more important and greater role in the Olympic movement and we can do this by winning more medals,” “Our share of Olympic medals must increase. India is an emerging nation and this must be reflected in sporting arena also” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's a pleasure to come at the Dal Lake to change the lives of the young sportspersons here. There is a lot of potential and we from the Sports Ministry and J&K Council are doing our best to help the youngsters here. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lot of plans in mind for Jammu & Kashmir. This will be a great opportunity for our future champions," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's a pleasure to come at the Dal Lake to change the lives of the young sportspersons here. There is a lot of potential and we from the Sports Ministry and JK Council are doing our best to help the youngsters here. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lot of plans in mind for JammuKashmir. This will be a great opportunity for our future champions," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am so happy that Manoj Sinha and his team are doing their best to make the Water Sports facility one of the best in the world. The vision of our Prime Minister and Manoj are aligned and we ensure that we will provide all help to the Valley in the field of sports. From this year onwards, we will start a Khelo India Women's football league here and all kinds of support will be given by the Sports Ministry. In October-November, we will organise a marathon competition as well in Pahalgam," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our athletes are making a mark in all disciplines!" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have huge expectations from shooting in Olympics, they have been doing extremely well for a long time now and it has raised the expectations,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “French prophet Nostradamus wrote that from 2014 to 2026, a man will lead India, whom initially, people will hate but after that people will love him so much that he will be engaged in changing the country’s plight and direction,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, March 21, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only three months are left for the Olympic Games. Athletes are giving their best to book their seats for the Olympics and do well for the country. The ministry is also planning to send the Olympic team in advance so that they would get time to adjust to the climate over there. They will be able to train in those conditions which will help them during the competition," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "For vaccination, we are in discussion with the health ministry. He (Bajrang) must have thought that because there is a delay, he wanted to be secure. I cannot make any comment right now but we are worried about the safety of all the players," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : “The Government has approved the preparation of Population Register comprising details of usual residents in the country. The preparation of Population Register is a part of preparation of NRIC under provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 read with the Citizenship Rules (2003)” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Funds are allocated by the Union Government Scheme-wise, not State/Union Territory-wise. Under one of the verticals of the Khelo India Scheme, namely ‘Promotion of sports among persons with disabilities’ funds to the tune of ? 13.73 crore have been released till date for promotion of sports among disabled sportspersons,” External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "As far as allowing surgery to continue (by Ayurveda doctors), there is no issue, it is not a question of allowing one group of practitioners in another, this is not a question of overlapping," External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "As far as allowing surgery to continue (by Ayurveda doctors), there is no issue, it is not a question of allowing one group of practitioners in another, this is not a question of overlapping," External link

thehindu Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

Hindu Monday, March 15, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

Hindu Monday, March 15, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

thehindu Monday, March 15, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

Hindu Monday, March 15, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The New Delhi Marathon was conducted successfully. It has proven that away from the pandemic situation All the marathon runners, expressed satisfaction with the arrangement. This shows it was well arranged. The bigger point is how we make the marathon a culture and make it a popular event in India. Marathon, mini-marathon, half marathon, and full marathon- these events can be organised in different structures from the grassroots level in rural areas, villages, towns, and cities like Delhi," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will take care of our elite athletes thereafter all the junior athletes will be taken care of. But the focus is on Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, they will be given priority because safety is of utmost importance. If any player gets infected at this point in time it will really spoil their chances of competing in the Olympics because if you are infected then you have to follow the quarantine and take medication then your dream is over so that's why the athletes welfare is our priority," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will take care of our elite athletes thereafter all the junior athletes will be taken care of. But the focus is on Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, they will be given priority because safety is utmost important. If any player gets infected at this point in time it will really spoil their chances of competing in the Olympics because if you are infected then you have to follow the quarantine and take medication then your dream is over so that's why the athletes welfare is our priority," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will take care of our elite athletes thereafter all the junior athletes will be taken care of. But the focus is on Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, they will be given priority because safety is utmost important. If any player gets infected at this point in time it will really spoil their chances of competing in the Olympics because if you are infected then you have to follow the quarantine and take medication then your dream is over so that's why the athletes welfare is our priority," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It’s sensitive issue, and we are in the process of working out a plan. The health of the elite athletes training in the national camp for Olympics is our priority, but we have to follow protocol of the health department,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Law of the land is supreme and we must abide by that. The subject matter is beyond yours and my domain. We must stick to our professional duties in the best interest of Indian Sports," External link

dnaindia Friday, March 5, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tokyo Olympics got postponed by one year, but the dates are the same. Because of Covid, the precautionary measures and protocols need to be regulated, every country is preparing for the Olympics. Tokyo Olympics would go ahead, there is no doubt about it. Olympics will go ahead and India will do well too," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 1, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "COVID-19 vaccine is something that the Health Ministry needs to decide. It has already been decided that the vaccination drive needs to begin with Covid warriors. The doctors, nurses, medical team have to take care of everybody so they need to be safe first. The vaccination process has started for them and after that, the players and all will come. Covid warriors are the priority. " External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 1, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Today is the inauguration of Khelo India Winter Games 2021. We are ready to celebrate the Khelo India Winter Games. Sports ministry in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir sports council is going organise Winter Games with great fervour," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 26, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Not everyone can play games, but if you can’t play, then watch the games and encourage the players. The number of viewers of a game in a stadium and people watching them on television decide the popularity of the game and can attract sponsorships which can help the sport grow,” External link

news18 Friday, February 26, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I went to see the Motera Stadium, I tried to understand everything virtually, be it the size, design, or structure. I can say that the Motera Stadium which is the largest in the world, is not just the biggest, but is one of the best stadiums in the world. The facilities for the spectators and players are top-notch. This is not only the largest but it is one of the best stadiums in the world. I am very proud that our country has such a stadium. I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conceptualising this stadium and then I thank Home Minister Amit Shah for ensuring that the stadium is constructed within 2.5 years," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "Countries that have great sporting performance have often forged their sporting heroes from the University level. In India, we need a sustained, concentrated effort and plan to identify talent from Universities. This year, with the inclusion of indigenous games to the competition, we are hopeful that the number of participants will see a marked increase," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect the society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 22, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tomorrow, I'm going to Ahmedabad as a Sports Minister. It is a proud moment that we are going to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium. I'll be joining the President," External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 22, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tomorrow, I'm going to Ahmedabad as a Sports Minister. It is a proud moment that we are going to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium. I'll be joining the President," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect the society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tomorrow, I'm going to Ahmedabad as a Sports Minister. It is a proud moment that we are going to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium. I'll be joining the President," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2021 Khelo India Games will be held in Bengaluru's Jain University campus and other venues across the state in partnership with the Association of Indian Universities," External link

news18 Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about India University ) : “The University Games in Odisha last year was a massive success. Countries that have great sporting performance have often drawn their sporting heroes from University level athletes. In the US for instance, the University Games are the bedrock of Olympic champions” External link

expressindia Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “Earlier, the government followed a restrictive policy and areas along the China border were not developed much. Many projects have been sanctioned along the China border now and the construction is taking place at a fast pace. The project includes motorable road, mule tracks and facilities for porters,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It a magnificent function where Khathing was honoured. Contribution of the hero of Tawang cannot be forgotten. A due recognition has been given to Khathing, who was so far neglected,” External link

india Monday, February 15, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Khathing was one of the most significant heroes of India whose immense contribution cannot be forgotten. A due recognition will be given to Khathing, who was so far neglected," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Khathing was one of the most significant heroes of India whose immense contribution cannot be forgotten. A due recognition will be given to Khathing, who was so far neglected," External link

news18 Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government’s policy is very clear. First of all, the vaccine will be provided to warriors… the medical and security people. Our Olympic-bound athletes and their trainers will be provided priority in our ministry but overall priority is set by Ministry of Health,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “Sports ministry is not facing any financial crunch. Whatever is needed is provided. There is no crisis. Some people had written that in Olympic year, the government has cut the budget of the sports ministry. That is not the case… if required we will revise and ask for more” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound," External link

news18 Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a special moment for all of us. The substance is small but the impact is big. Sportsmanship means clean sport and no cheating. I congratulate all the scientists in NDTL and NIPER-G for producing one of the 20 Reference Materials," External link

news18 Friday, January 29, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is a great thing to have the product distributed for free. Lots of goodwill will be generated. We have a moral authority and rightful place in all the WADA labs and we are proud of what we are doing in line with our tradition of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' - the whole world is our family," External link

news18 Friday, January 29, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “This is a special moment. I congratulate all the scientists in NDTL and NIPER-G for producing one of the 20 RMs,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a special moment for all of us. The substance is small but the impact is big. Sportsmanship means clean sport and no cheating. I congratulate all the scientists in NDTL and NIPER-G for producing one of the 20 Reference Materials," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already spoken to WADA chief twice and they are also aware of corrective steps taken by NDTL and we are almost successful in taking all the corrective measures except one or two. There are some issues but we are confident that we will overcome everything," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Presently there is a pandemic situation so there have been certain restrictions with regards to our expenditure and finance ministry is looking into it. But we are not letting this constraint have any kind of impact in terms of training and in terms of coaching our athletes. Athletes are training in full swing, especially for the Olympics, so there are no budgetary constraints for our sports department especially with regards to the training of the athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "NDTL is a very important laboratory for our sports and country, there were certain issues but now we have come up with a plan to ramp up and today we are proudly launching an item which is a first reference substance for anti-doping. We are going to distribute the product to other countries also, this shows the capability of our country. The research capability and understanding of our scientists is great." External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our sportspersons are our national pride, this decision is in line with the earlier announcement that I had made about bringing eminent Indian coaches and ex-elite athletes to the SAI NCOEs." External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We intend to start 1,000 Khelo India sports centres at the district level across the country. We have around 700 districts in the country, which means that we will have at least one centre per district, some districts will have more,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "If India doesn't make it to the top ten in the medal tally of 2028 Olympics then don't count my this tenure as Sports Minister," External link

news18 Monday, January 18, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are happy to extend all kinds of support for the development of all the athletes and even in future we will continue doing so," External link

news18 Monday, January 18, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "My aim is to bring India in the top 10 by the 2028 Olympics and to make it possible we have to create sports facilities at the ground level. Thus, we intend to start about 1,000 Khelo India sports centres at the district level across the country," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The government is already providing all support to present and even past athletes to ensure that they have a life of comfort and dignity. Acknowledging their contribution to sports by naming sporting facilities after them is yet another endeavour of the government to strengthen its commitment to sportspersons," External link

news18 Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government is already providing all support to present and even past athletes to ensure that they have a life of comfort and dignity,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Now, since the training and sports competitions have started, the sports persons are facing difficulties due to withdrawal of the concession in passenger fares while travelling to participate in all India, state and national level tournaments" External link

news18 Friday, January 8, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Now, since the training and sports competitions have started, the sports persons are facing difficulties due to withdrawal of the concession in passenger fares while travelling to participate in all India, state and national level tournaments," External link

business-standard Friday, January 8, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Shooting is one of the premier sports at the moment. We have huge expectations from shooting and India has a huge reservoir of talent at grassroot level. We have maximum qualification in Tokyo Olympics from shooting," External link

news18 Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our athletes represent the country at the Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games. They must have a standard of living where basic facilities are provided. Shooting being a priority sport, we have to take all the necessary steps for the shooters," External link

news18 Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our athletes represent the country at the Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, they must have a standard of living where basic facilities are provided,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Assam Rifles ) : "It is a historic beginning of a journey for the Assam Rifles Public School and this Khelo India sports centre will be nurturing young boys and girls, who will, in the long run, bring medals from the Olympics," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The year 2020 has been challenging for all of us especially sports as it was damaging all our resources. Athletes could not take part in international events except the end of 2020 so it has not been a year good for sports and sports world," External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "health workers, frontline coronavirus warriors are naturally the priority" External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "You have to prioritise the sporting disciplines and of course when we set a target you have to step accordingly, for example, we have set targets for Paris Olympics and Los Angeles Olympics," "So these are very technical planning which we have done at the national level. We have formed the committee we have subcommittee in the regional level to ensure that whole identification and scouting of talent at the young age is done properly," External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The year 2020 has been challenging for all of us especially sports as it was damaging all our resources. Athletes could not take part in international events except the end of 2020 so it has not been a year good for sports and sports world," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "health workers, frontline coronavirus warriors are naturally the priority" External link

irishsun Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "You have to prioritise the sporting disciplines and of course when we set a target you have to step accordingly, for example, we have set targets for Paris Olympics and Los Angeles Olympics," "So these are very technical planning which we have done at the national level. We have formed the committee we have subcommittee in the regional level to ensure that whole identification and scouting of talent at the young age is done properly," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Millions of Indians have joined the vision of our PM @NarendraModi Ji to make NewIndiaFitIndia. We can strengthen the FitIndiaMovement," External link

irishsun Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Not everyone can play games, but if you can't play, then watch the games and encourage the players. The number of viewers of a game in a stadium and people watching them on television decide the popularity of the game and can attract sponsorships which can help the sport grow," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Not everyone can play games, but if you can't play, then watch the games and encourage the players. The number of viewers of a game in a stadium and people watching them on television decide the popularity of the game and can attract sponsorships which can help the sport grow," External link

news18 Friday, December 25, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The Central government has allotted NCOEs in various parts of the country, but not all states have received such centres. Maharashtra is the only state to have such centres in three cities -- Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur. The seven disciplines of sports will be focussed in this centre,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The central and state government has to work together and we will provide all necessary financial assistance so they develop with proper infrastructure and manpower, sports science, high quality training and so on. We cannot be satisfied with only one-two medals, we have to be in top 10 in 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a very important day for sports in India and it is a very important beginning to develop sports culture and excellence in the country. The youth in India is looking for initiatives from the government of India and the state governments," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The central and state government has to work together and we will provide all necessary financial assistance so they develop with proper infrastructure and manpower, sports science, high quality training and so on. We cannot be satisfied with only one-two medals, we have to be in top 10 in 2028 Olympics," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a very important day for sports in India and it is a very important beginning to develop sports culture and excellence in the country. The youth in India is looking for initiatives from the government of India and the state governments," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Millions of Indians have joined the vision of our PM @NarendraModi Ji to make NewIndiaFitIndia. We can strengthen the FitIndiaMovement," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Now that yogasana has been formally declared a competitive sport by the government, it will be made a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Khelo India initiative that will ensure states will work towards organizing sports events including for yogasana in an organized manner, like it happens for other sports,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Training of athletes is one thing but we will also be training the technical team which is equally important. Sports Authority of India is trying to recruit more retired Indian sportspersons for the purpose of coaching,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Yogasana has been a competitive sport for a long time. But it has to be recognised by the Government of India so that it becomes an official and recognised competitive sport," "Today is a big day, we are launching it formally as a competitive sport and I am sure it will go a long way," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's popularity will not doubt increase in India and we will include it in the Khelo India School and University Games," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Yogasana has been a competitive sport for a long time. But it has to be recognised by the Government of India so that it becomes an official and recognised competitive sport,” “Today is a big day, we are launching it formally as a competitive sport and I am sure it will go a long way,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It’s popularity will not doubt increase in India and we will include it in the Khelo India School and University Games,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Yogasana has been a competitive sport for a long time. But it has to be recognised by the Government of India so that it becomes an official and recognised competitive sport," "Today is a big day, we are launching it formally as a competitive sport and I am sure it will go a long way," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's popularity will not doubt increase in India and we will include it in the Khelo India School and University Games," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about India Football ) : "Hosting Asia's biggest football event, the AFC Asian Cup 2027 will be a huge milestone for Indian sports. Our nation is perfectly poised to host a mega sporting event of this magnitude. We have extensive experience over the last two decades of successfully planning, organising and staging some of the world’s biggest sporting events and are looking forward to hosting two more big events in 2022 - the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup. I assure you that all government support will be given in getting this tournament to India, and making it a memorable one for everyone involved," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I see how fantasy sports is fuelling sports consumption. It is very important. Online fantasy sports is instrumental in revolutionising the manner in which sports enthusiasts engage with their respective favourite sports,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are also starting 1000 Khelo India small centres across the country that will help retired sportspersons get employment or some role in shaping the sports culture of the country," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are also starting 1000 Khelo India small centres across the country that will help retired sportspersons get employment or some role in shaping the sports culture of the country,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I will request the respective state governments to have a policy for the 'Divyang' warriors like the central government has contributed, to support the Paralympians in the best way possible, from financial to coaching and training facilities to proper livelihood and so on. The government, the PCI, and everyone are a team and we need to carry on our work of supporting our para-athletes," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "NDTL has taken various corrective measures prescribed by the WADA and we hope to resume dope analysis under the WADA guidelines," "I am eagerly looking forward to you and your team's visit to India as and when the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves," External link

news18 Monday, December 7, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Banka, I am happy to hear from you that India's contribution to WADA will be utilised toward anti-doping research and strengthening the investigative capabilities of the anti-doping community," External link

irishsun Monday, December 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am happy to say that NADA India is committed to dope free sports and continues its ongoing support to the sports fraternity to get rid of the doping menace. It has been adopting and implementing anti-doping rules and policies, which conform to the latest World Anti-Doping Code and international standards," External link

irishsun Monday, December 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “NDTL has taken various corrective measures prescribed by the WADA and we hope to resume dope analysis under the WADA guidelines,” “I am eagerly looking forward to you and your team’s visit to India as and when the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 7, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'm very upset with this news. My office has already reached out to the athlete. It was a case of misunderstanding between Customs and Courier company. The issue has been resolved. The company has acknowledged the slip upwill return the money to the athlete Srinath Narayanan." External link

irishsun Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I will request the respective state governments to have a policy for the 'Divyang' warriors like the central government has contributed, to support the Paralympians in the best way possible, from financial to coaching and training facilities to proper livelihood and so on. The government, the PCI, and everyone are a team and we need to carry on our work of supporting our para-athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I will request the respective state governments to have a policy for the 'Divyang' warriors like the central government has contributed, to support the Paralympians in the best way possible, from financial to coaching and training facilities to proper livelihood and so on. The government, the PCI, and everyone are a team and we need to carry on our work of supporting our para-athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I was disappointed some of the U-17 girls won't be able to play in 2022 due to age factor. But there is nothing to be disappointed, you can play in U-20, senior category, you are the future. There is nothing to worry, we will give all the support," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Though the U-17 players are disappointed, they should not let their energy and spirit drop. Their lives have just started and it is not their fault that the World Cup is not taking place this year. I thank the AIFF for ensuring that India remains the host for the 2022 edition. While I am upset that some members of the current team will not play the 2022 World Cup due to age, they need not worry as they will get the opportunity to play the U-20 World Cup and eventually make a breakthrough into the senior team. I am very confident that the women's football team will soon qualify for the senior World Cup. India has to do everything to promote football," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I was disappointed some of the U-17 girls won’t be able to play in 2022 due to age factor. But there is nothing to be disappointed, you can play in U-20, senior category, you are the future. There is nothing to worry about, we will give all the support,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 29, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “If international players are quarantined for 14 days, it becomes difficult for the organisers to organise the events. Nobody will come if you are going to put the athletes for 14 days in India. So we have to manage these things so that we can support international athletes who are coming to India as well as our own players,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound," External link

news18 Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “If international players are quarantined for 14 days, it becomes difficult for the organisers to organise the events. Nobody will come if you are going to put the athletes for 14 days in India. So we have to manage these things so that we can support international athletes who are coming to India as well as our own players,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I congratulate the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon for a wonderful event and world champions have taken part in it. I think the lockdown period is over and we are starting with sporting activities. Delhi Half Marathon has become a very, very important international event. And all support is coming from the Delhi government and from the sports ministry, we are also fully backing this event," External link

irishsun Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asserted : “We are serious about every election, be it a rural or local body election or state or general election,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Thank you Shrinidhi... A soulful rendition and heart touching voice reminding me of the magical Mubarak Begum!” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'm happy to share that Riyaz will be our SAI trainee very soon. Hon'ble @rashtrapatibhvn Ji had encouraged this young boy by gifting him a cycle during Eid, and after Diwali, he will be training at India's top cycling Velodrome in Delhi's IG Stadium," External link

irishsun Monday, November 9, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The northern belt of India covers a huge region, right from Jammu and Kashmir and Leh to Himachal Pradesh and we are doing a lot of development in this region with the aim of building world-class sporting facilities in India,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The team is leaving for Hungary today and I am hopeful that some of the athletes will qualify. Judo is a priority sport for us and we will enhance capacity both in terms of training facilities and coaches," "The idea is to extend full support to the elite athletes while building up a talent pool of young athletes who can compete in the Olympics of 2024 and 2028. We will discuss a more exhaustive roadmap with the federation and plan ahead," External link

news18 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The team is leaving for Hungary today and I am hopeful that some of the athletes will qualify. Judo is a priority sport for us and we will enhance capacity both in terms of training facilities and coaches. The idea is to extend full support to the elite athletes while building up a talent pool of young athletes who can compete in the Olympics of 2024 and 2028. We will discuss a more exhaustive roadmap with the federation and plan ahead," External link

irishsun Monday, October 19, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The team is leaving for Hungary today and I am hopeful that some of the athletes will qualify. Judo is a priority sport for us and we will enhance capacity both in terms of training facilities and coaches,” “The idea is to extend full support to the elite athletes while building up a talent pool of young athletes who can compete in the Olympics of 2024 and 2028. We will discuss a more exhaustive roadmap with the federation and plan ahead” External link

india Monday, October 19, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The government is taking the two-pronged approach of developing grassroots level infrastructure on the one hand and creating facilities for sporting excellence on the other," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We need to have concrete plan to develop our junior athletes," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Initially, I thought in the month of October some sporting activity could have taken place, but it couldn't happen because Covid-19 cases are rising. Though we have no sporting competitions now, I see positive things happening soon. Hopefully, a vaccine will come out soon. Early next year, we will have some kind of very fascinating events back in the field," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Initially I thought in the month of October some sporting activity could have taken place but it couldn't happen because COVID cases are rising," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The protests against the legislations by the opposition parties represent political dishonesty and the influence of middlemen," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Congress in its election manifesto promised to bring succour to the farming community through certain legislations, but they never implemented practically. They (Congress) should be happy that their promises to the farmers have been fulfilled by our government through agriculture reform legislations and instead they are protesting and instigating farmers to protest," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Freedom to sell at the farm gate will do away with transportation expenses, and thus boost incomes. This is a giant stride towards the fulfilment of the dream of 'One Nation, One Market' after Independence," "No government will frame laws which will be detrimental to the farming community," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are taking many steps and I am confident that the results will come. I have no doubt that we will achieve our target,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A logo is the identity of an organisation. It reflects the thought process and the objectives of the organisation. We just thought we need a logo that is simpler and displays the ambitions of our sportspersons,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are completely focussed on providing the best facilities to our Olympic-bound athletes. It was felt by the experts on the Committee that Mirabai can get the best rehabilitation programme in the US along with training, and therefore her coach and physio are also accompanying her. I am sure this exposure will help her greatly in her Olympic preparation," External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A dialogue between a larger Ladakhi delegation comprising of representatives from Leh and Kargil Districts under the aegis of Peoples Movement for Constitutional safeguard under Sixth Schedule and Union Home Ministry would commence after 15 days of the culmination of LAHDC, Leh elections. Any decision reached in this connection would be in consultation with the representatives from Leh and Kargil,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of the ensuing election. The delegation was assured by home minister that government of India is committed to safeguard the interest of the people of Ladakh,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “The thing is that those areas are very difficult and topography is inaccessible. People from villages often go to the mountains and border areas for hunting and collecting herbs. On many occasions, the PLA also gets there and, unfortunately, our people are taken away,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Chinese PLA has confirmed to Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over is likely to take place anytime tomorrow i.e. 12th September 2020 at a designated location," External link

news18 Friday, September 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "For years I have worked towards promoting clean sport and now as sports minister of India, that commitment has only grown stronger. I am happy to inform you that clean sport is a focus area for my ministry and we are committed to cooperate with WADA to ensure clean sport is achieved globally," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is important that athletes, especially 2024 and 2028 Olympic probables get a chance to continue their training wherever they are in the country. They may not be able to visit KSSR or other academies owing to the Covid 19 situation," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “With this, NDTL now stands fully compliant with all requirements of WADA and the International Standard of Laboratories (ISL). I would request you to expedite the process and organise to lift the suspension of NDTL’s WADA accreditation,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are good at scientific research and I feel that the presence of Indian representatives in your various committees will be beneficial,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have been informed that NDTL has submitted all the 47 corrective action reports to WADA as per timelines defined by WADA and also sent a compliance report on the 13 decision points conveyed by the Chair of the WADA Executive Committee. With this, NDTL now stands fully compliant with all requirements of WADA and the International Standard of Laboratories (ISL). I would request you to expedite the process and organise to lift the suspension of NDTL’s WADA accreditation,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have been informed that NDTL has submitted all the 47 corrective action reports to WADA as per time-lines defined by WADA and also sent a compliance report on the 13 decision points conveyed by the Chair of the WADA Executive Committee,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have been informed that NDTL has submitted all the 47 corrective action reports to WADA as per time-lines defined by WADA and also sent a compliance report on the 13 decision points conveyed by the Chair of the WADA Executive Committee,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “China’s PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by the Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "China's PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side. Further modalities to handover the persons to our authority is being worked out," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “China’s PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by the Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "China's PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side. Further modalities to handover the persons to our authority is being worked out," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The Indian Army has already sent a hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh. Response is awaited,” External link

asianage Monday, September 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have now identified talented athletes for the Junior TOP Scheme and they will be given a monthly stipend of Rs.25,000 each. These junior players will train for free and the Rs.25,000 they will get is like a salary they earn for their families," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The annual competitions being organised at the national level under the Khelo India Scheme, like the Khelo India Youth Games and University Games, have helped to identify sporting talent from all states. However, that is not enough. States that already conduct annual sporting competitions can align with the Khelo India Scheme and the Centre will support them in conducting these events," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I'm very happy to be a part of this committee and it is great to see all the members have been actively supporting this cause. Their ideas help us move forward. When PM Narendra Modi launched this movement last year, based on what he said, we tried to understand how we can take it forward. Today, in this third meeting of the National Advisory Committee, I see so many suggestions coming forward and am proud to see that the entire team has been doing a wonderful job so far," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “This is the first awards ceremony in COVID times during which the President has participated,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The prize money for the awards was last reviewed in 2008. It should be reviewed once every 10 years. If professionals in every field have seen an enhancement in their earnings, why not our sportspersons,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The prize money for the Sports Awards was last reviewed in 2008. These amounts should be reviewed once every 10 years at least. If professionals in every field have seen an enhancement in their earnings, why not our sportspersons,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The performance of our athletes in the international level has become better. When our players perform better, they have to be recognized and rewarded. If the Govt doesn’t recognise their achievements, it will discourage every budding sporting talents we have in India,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The prize money for the Sports Awards was last reviewed in 2008. These amounts should be reviewed once every 10 years at least. If professionals in every field have seen an enhancement in their earnings, why not our sportspersons,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “Today is an important day for all of us. Today is the birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT



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Mary Kom said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "With regards to our Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, I would say he has been actively working towards improving the image of Indian sports and he is proving to be a great leader under who's guidance Indian sports and sportspeople can flourish. He has been constantly encouraging the players and has also taken extra efforts to create a healthy ecosystem for sports enthusiasts, even during the current scenario," External link

irishsun Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Sania Mirza said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : “It gives me peace of mind. I could not have travelled without Izhaan for five weeks and then gone on to play the Olympics in Tokyo. In the current scenario, it is more challenging. I am grateful to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju for his proactive role, Prime Minister’s Office, SAI, the Embassy in UAE and the UK government,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Praful Patel said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "We also discussed with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju that our dream should be to qualify for the 2026 Fifa World Cup," "We have six years and the World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams. Eight teams will go from Asia. Why not look at it that we can dream of playing in the World Cup in 2026. That should be our goal. All these competitions and bids are working towards a larger plan. This is the larger plan," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Deepa Malik said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : “Their (Athletes) abilities are more than their disabilities, if they get the chance to brush up their skills and this is the opportunity which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju this time through sports policy to push sports into the main stream. 22 events happen in Para-sports, summer Paralympic so our games have increased in every field like in shooting, athletics power lifting. We are creating world records. Our level of playing has reached international level,” External link

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Kiren Rijiju stated : "Yoga, India's gift to the world and a part of our ancient heritage, takes on even more relevance in the present times. Regular practice of yogasana strengths body immunity as well as the mind. With the launch of these yoga centers, I am sure many more people will find reason to take up yoga as a way of to a fit life," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Don't want to discuss awards but Milkha Singh Ji's life is an award in itself, for everyone and for the country, that's why today the whole country is engulfed in mourning even after he left the game so many years ago. There are very few people like Dhyan Chand and Milkha, whom we keep remembering after so many years, these few names are immortal. That's why I want to tell you that the right tribute to Milkha Singh Ji will be when we will follow the path shown by him and adopt his message in our lives. Not everyone can become Milkha Singh," External link

irishsun Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Vijender Singh ) : “I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of the finest boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at 1998 Bangkok Asian Games sparked the Boxing chain reaction in India,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a review meeting over the preparation of athletes for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The PM has appealed to all to cheer for the athletes," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We could have organised a big event to mark the occasion but for this pandemic," External link

news18 Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "India is proud of your achievements and many laurels you've brought for India. @MirzaSania as you prepare to represent India once again in the coming Olympics #Tokyo2020, our wishes are with you & entire Indian Olympic contingent," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I invite the entire nation, especially our youngsters, to watch these inspirational stories and cheer for our athletes as they prepare to compete in the biggest sporting event in the world," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Chopra had earlier applied for a Swedish visa which did not come through because of the travel restrictions but when the possibility of travelling to France came up, we decided to approach the French authorities through the MEA,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 31, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I invite every Indian to cheer for our athletes as they train to win laurels for India despite difficult times. Yes, India is ready to go and shine at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics!" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Join me in wishing our athletes all the very best for the Olympics," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We go to smaller countries (for training) and we think foreign coaches have an edge over Indian coaches,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our long-term goal is putting India among the top 10 nations in the Olympics and it is not unrealistic,” “I think this kind of Higher Performance Programmes for coaches is the key towards achieving that,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whenever I meet athletes they tell me 'we need a foreign coach to win an Olympic medal.' That doesn't mean that they don't believe in Indian coaches but somehow they have the understanding that the edge of being in the medal bracket can come from a foreign coach," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Asia Championship ) : "The performance of athletes from the state in kayaking and canoeing have been impressive in international competitions such as the World Championships and the Asian Championship. It has been decided to equip the KISCE in Srinagar with training facilities for the two disciplines so that more sporting talent from the state have the opportunity to excel in the sport and represent India in world-class competition." External link

irishsun Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all national-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year," "We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholars and junior athletes up to Rs 5 lakh per athlete each year," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all national-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year,” “We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholars and junior athletes up to Rs 5 lakh per athlete each year,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all National-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year. We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholar and junior athletes up to Rs 5 lakh per athlete each year," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Through this initiative, we are ensuring that all national-level athletes have insurance cover not just during the national camps but throughout the year," "We have significantly raised the insurance cover for Khelo India scholars and junior athletes up to 5 lakh per athlete each year" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Pal Singh ) : “We’ve lost two hockey greats to Covid. MK Kaushik ji & Ravinder Pal Singh ji’s contribution to Indian sport will always be remembered,” External link

india Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote ( about Pal Singh ) : “We’ve lost two hockey greats to Covid . MK Kaushik ji & Ravinder Pal Singh ji’s contribution to Indian sport will always be remembered,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "With just 100 days to go for the Olympics, every day is important to all of athletes from here on. We want to make these Olympics very memorable for every athlete. India with its vast population must play a bigger role in the Olympic Movement and that is possible by winning more medals," External link

albawaba-en Sunday, May 2, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "With just 100 days to go for the Olympics, every day is important to all of athletes from here on. We want to make these Olympics very memorable for every athlete. India with its vast population must play a bigger role in the Olympic Movement and that is possible by winning more medals," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “With just 100 days to go for the Olympics, every day is important to all of athletes from here on. We want to make these Olympics very memorable for every athlete. India with its vast population must play a bigger role in the Olympic Movement and that is possible by winning more medals,” External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “After getting repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive. I’m taking the advice of the doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant, exercise self-quarantine and get themselves tested. I’m physically fit and fine,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “After getting repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive,” External link

news18 Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “After getting repeated test for Covid-19, today my report has come out positive,” External link

thehindu Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We should make the Olympic movement more rigorous in India. India has a long history of Olympics and as a large nation, India must play much more important and greater role in the Olympic movement and we can do this by winning more medals,” “Our share of Olympic medals must increase. India is an emerging nation and this must be reflected in sporting arena also” External link

Hindu Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We should make the Olympic movement more rigorous in India. India has a long history of Olympics and as a large nation, India must play much more important and greater role in the Olympic movement and we can do this by winning more medals,” “Our share of Olympic medals must increase. India is an emerging nation and this must be reflected in sporting arena also” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's a pleasure to come at the Dal Lake to change the lives of the young sportspersons here. There is a lot of potential and we from the Sports Ministry and J&K Council are doing our best to help the youngsters here. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lot of plans in mind for Jammu & Kashmir. This will be a great opportunity for our future champions," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's a pleasure to come at the Dal Lake to change the lives of the young sportspersons here. There is a lot of potential and we from the Sports Ministry and JK Council are doing our best to help the youngsters here. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a lot of plans in mind for JammuKashmir. This will be a great opportunity for our future champions," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am so happy that Manoj Sinha and his team are doing their best to make the Water Sports facility one of the best in the world. The vision of our Prime Minister and Manoj are aligned and we ensure that we will provide all help to the Valley in the field of sports. From this year onwards, we will start a Khelo India Women's football league here and all kinds of support will be given by the Sports Ministry. In October-November, we will organise a marathon competition as well in Pahalgam," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our athletes are making a mark in all disciplines!" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have huge expectations from shooting in Olympics, they have been doing extremely well for a long time now and it has raised the expectations,” External link

news18 Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “French prophet Nostradamus wrote that from 2014 to 2026, a man will lead India, whom initially, people will hate but after that people will love him so much that he will be engaged in changing the country’s plight and direction,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, March 21, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Only three months are left for the Olympic Games. Athletes are giving their best to book their seats for the Olympics and do well for the country. The ministry is also planning to send the Olympic team in advance so that they would get time to adjust to the climate over there. They will be able to train in those conditions which will help them during the competition," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "For vaccination, we are in discussion with the health ministry. He (Bajrang) must have thought that because there is a delay, he wanted to be secure. I cannot make any comment right now but we are worried about the safety of all the players," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : “The Government has approved the preparation of Population Register comprising details of usual residents in the country. The preparation of Population Register is a part of preparation of NRIC under provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 read with the Citizenship Rules (2003)” External link

Hindu Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Funds are allocated by the Union Government Scheme-wise, not State/Union Territory-wise. Under one of the verticals of the Khelo India Scheme, namely ‘Promotion of sports among persons with disabilities’ funds to the tune of ? 13.73 crore have been released till date for promotion of sports among disabled sportspersons,” External link

greaterkashmir Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "As far as allowing surgery to continue (by Ayurveda doctors), there is no issue, it is not a question of allowing one group of practitioners in another, this is not a question of overlapping," External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "As far as allowing surgery to continue (by Ayurveda doctors), there is no issue, it is not a question of allowing one group of practitioners in another, this is not a question of overlapping," External link

thehindu Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

Hindu Monday, March 15, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

Hindu Monday, March 15, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

thehindu Monday, March 15, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : "Kashmir has amazing potential in football, they have performed exceedingly well at the national level. Football will be promoted at priority. We will launch some more programs in Kashmir. Football will be our main agenda. Water sports will also be promoted," External link

Hindu Monday, March 15, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The New Delhi Marathon was conducted successfully. It has proven that away from the pandemic situation All the marathon runners, expressed satisfaction with the arrangement. This shows it was well arranged. The bigger point is how we make the marathon a culture and make it a popular event in India. Marathon, mini-marathon, half marathon, and full marathon- these events can be organised in different structures from the grassroots level in rural areas, villages, towns, and cities like Delhi," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will take care of our elite athletes thereafter all the junior athletes will be taken care of. But the focus is on Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, they will be given priority because safety is of utmost importance. If any player gets infected at this point in time it will really spoil their chances of competing in the Olympics because if you are infected then you have to follow the quarantine and take medication then your dream is over so that's why the athletes welfare is our priority," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will take care of our elite athletes thereafter all the junior athletes will be taken care of. But the focus is on Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, they will be given priority because safety is utmost important. If any player gets infected at this point in time it will really spoil their chances of competing in the Olympics because if you are infected then you have to follow the quarantine and take medication then your dream is over so that's why the athletes welfare is our priority," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will take care of our elite athletes thereafter all the junior athletes will be taken care of. But the focus is on Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, they will be given priority because safety is utmost important. If any player gets infected at this point in time it will really spoil their chances of competing in the Olympics because if you are infected then you have to follow the quarantine and take medication then your dream is over so that's why the athletes welfare is our priority," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It’s sensitive issue, and we are in the process of working out a plan. The health of the elite athletes training in the national camp for Olympics is our priority, but we have to follow protocol of the health department,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Law of the land is supreme and we must abide by that. The subject matter is beyond yours and my domain. We must stick to our professional duties in the best interest of Indian Sports," External link

dnaindia Friday, March 5, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tokyo Olympics got postponed by one year, but the dates are the same. Because of Covid, the precautionary measures and protocols need to be regulated, every country is preparing for the Olympics. Tokyo Olympics would go ahead, there is no doubt about it. Olympics will go ahead and India will do well too," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 1, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "COVID-19 vaccine is something that the Health Ministry needs to decide. It has already been decided that the vaccination drive needs to begin with Covid warriors. The doctors, nurses, medical team have to take care of everybody so they need to be safe first. The vaccination process has started for them and after that, the players and all will come. Covid warriors are the priority. " External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 1, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Today is the inauguration of Khelo India Winter Games 2021. We are ready to celebrate the Khelo India Winter Games. Sports ministry in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir sports council is going organise Winter Games with great fervour," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 26, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Not everyone can play games, but if you can’t play, then watch the games and encourage the players. The number of viewers of a game in a stadium and people watching them on television decide the popularity of the game and can attract sponsorships which can help the sport grow,” External link

news18 Friday, February 26, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As children, we used to dream about the world's largest stadium in India. And now as sports minister, my happiness knows no bounds that this has finally happened," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already assured that India will conduct international tournaments in such a way that COVID protocols will be followed but foreign players will not be staying in long quarantine and will not be discouraged to participate," External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I went to see the Motera Stadium, I tried to understand everything virtually, be it the size, design, or structure. I can say that the Motera Stadium which is the largest in the world, is not just the biggest, but is one of the best stadiums in the world. The facilities for the spectators and players are top-notch. This is not only the largest but it is one of the best stadiums in the world. I am very proud that our country has such a stadium. I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conceptualising this stadium and then I thank Home Minister Amit Shah for ensuring that the stadium is constructed within 2.5 years," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India University ) : "Countries that have great sporting performance have often forged their sporting heroes from the University level. In India, we need a sustained, concentrated effort and plan to identify talent from Universities. This year, with the inclusion of indigenous games to the competition, we are hopeful that the number of participants will see a marked increase," External link

business-standard Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect the society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 22, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tomorrow, I'm going to Ahmedabad as a Sports Minister. It is a proud moment that we are going to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium. I'll be joining the President," External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 22, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tomorrow, I'm going to Ahmedabad as a Sports Minister. It is a proud moment that we are going to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium. I'll be joining the President," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "When the vaccination starts for others -- after Covid warriors -- we want to give it to our players first especially the Olympic-bound athletes. First of all, we have to ensure that Covid warriors get the vaccine because they are the ones who protect the society. Then the next turn will come to the athletes, we come at the last. Our athletes are in the forefront," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Tomorrow, I'm going to Ahmedabad as a Sports Minister. It is a proud moment that we are going to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium. I'll be joining the President," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2021 Khelo India Games will be held in Bengaluru's Jain University campus and other venues across the state in partnership with the Association of Indian Universities," External link

news18 Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about India University ) : “The University Games in Odisha last year was a massive success. Countries that have great sporting performance have often drawn their sporting heroes from University level athletes. In the US for instance, the University Games are the bedrock of Olympic champions” External link

expressindia Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “Earlier, the government followed a restrictive policy and areas along the China border were not developed much. Many projects have been sanctioned along the China border now and the construction is taking place at a fast pace. The project includes motorable road, mule tracks and facilities for porters,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It a magnificent function where Khathing was honoured. Contribution of the hero of Tawang cannot be forgotten. A due recognition has been given to Khathing, who was so far neglected,” External link

india Monday, February 15, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Khathing was one of the most significant heroes of India whose immense contribution cannot be forgotten. A due recognition will be given to Khathing, who was so far neglected," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Khathing was one of the most significant heroes of India whose immense contribution cannot be forgotten. A due recognition will be given to Khathing, who was so far neglected," External link

news18 Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government’s policy is very clear. First of all, the vaccine will be provided to warriors… the medical and security people. Our Olympic-bound athletes and their trainers will be provided priority in our ministry but overall priority is set by Ministry of Health,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “Sports ministry is not facing any financial crunch. Whatever is needed is provided. There is no crisis. Some people had written that in Olympic year, the government has cut the budget of the sports ministry. That is not the case… if required we will revise and ask for more” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound," External link

news18 Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a special moment for all of us. The substance is small but the impact is big. Sportsmanship means clean sport and no cheating. I congratulate all the scientists in NDTL and NIPER-G for producing one of the 20 Reference Materials," External link

news18 Friday, January 29, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is a great thing to have the product distributed for free. Lots of goodwill will be generated. We have a moral authority and rightful place in all the WADA labs and we are proud of what we are doing in line with our tradition of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' - the whole world is our family," External link

news18 Friday, January 29, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “This is a special moment. I congratulate all the scientists in NDTL and NIPER-G for producing one of the 20 RMs,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a special moment for all of us. The substance is small but the impact is big. Sportsmanship means clean sport and no cheating. I congratulate all the scientists in NDTL and NIPER-G for producing one of the 20 Reference Materials," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already spoken to WADA chief twice and they are also aware of corrective steps taken by NDTL and we are almost successful in taking all the corrective measures except one or two. There are some issues but we are confident that we will overcome everything," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Presently there is a pandemic situation so there have been certain restrictions with regards to our expenditure and finance ministry is looking into it. But we are not letting this constraint have any kind of impact in terms of training and in terms of coaching our athletes. Athletes are training in full swing, especially for the Olympics, so there are no budgetary constraints for our sports department especially with regards to the training of the athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "NDTL is a very important laboratory for our sports and country, there were certain issues but now we have come up with a plan to ramp up and today we are proudly launching an item which is a first reference substance for anti-doping. We are going to distribute the product to other countries also, this shows the capability of our country. The research capability and understanding of our scientists is great." External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our sportspersons are our national pride, this decision is in line with the earlier announcement that I had made about bringing eminent Indian coaches and ex-elite athletes to the SAI NCOEs." External link

irishsun Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We intend to start 1,000 Khelo India sports centres at the district level across the country. We have around 700 districts in the country, which means that we will have at least one centre per district, some districts will have more,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "If India doesn't make it to the top ten in the medal tally of 2028 Olympics then don't count my this tenure as Sports Minister," External link

news18 Monday, January 18, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are happy to extend all kinds of support for the development of all the athletes and even in future we will continue doing so," External link

news18 Monday, January 18, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "My aim is to bring India in the top 10 by the 2028 Olympics and to make it possible we have to create sports facilities at the ground level. Thus, we intend to start about 1,000 Khelo India sports centres at the district level across the country," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "The government is already providing all support to present and even past athletes to ensure that they have a life of comfort and dignity. Acknowledging their contribution to sports by naming sporting facilities after them is yet another endeavour of the government to strengthen its commitment to sportspersons," External link

news18 Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The government is already providing all support to present and even past athletes to ensure that they have a life of comfort and dignity,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "Now, since the training and sports competitions have started, the sports persons are facing difficulties due to withdrawal of the concession in passenger fares while travelling to participate in all India, state and national level tournaments" External link

news18 Friday, January 8, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Now, since the training and sports competitions have started, the sports persons are facing difficulties due to withdrawal of the concession in passenger fares while travelling to participate in all India, state and national level tournaments," External link

business-standard Friday, January 8, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Shooting is one of the premier sports at the moment. We have huge expectations from shooting and India has a huge reservoir of talent at grassroot level. We have maximum qualification in Tokyo Olympics from shooting," External link

news18 Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our athletes represent the country at the Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games. They must have a standard of living where basic facilities are provided. Shooting being a priority sport, we have to take all the necessary steps for the shooters," External link

news18 Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Our athletes represent the country at the Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, they must have a standard of living where basic facilities are provided,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Assam Rifles ) : "It is a historic beginning of a journey for the Assam Rifles Public School and this Khelo India sports centre will be nurturing young boys and girls, who will, in the long run, bring medals from the Olympics," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The year 2020 has been challenging for all of us especially sports as it was damaging all our resources. Athletes could not take part in international events except the end of 2020 so it has not been a year good for sports and sports world," External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "health workers, frontline coronavirus warriors are naturally the priority" External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "You have to prioritise the sporting disciplines and of course when we set a target you have to step accordingly, for example, we have set targets for Paris Olympics and Los Angeles Olympics," "So these are very technical planning which we have done at the national level. We have formed the committee we have subcommittee in the regional level to ensure that whole identification and scouting of talent at the young age is done properly," External link

dnaindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The year 2020 has been challenging for all of us especially sports as it was damaging all our resources. Athletes could not take part in international events except the end of 2020 so it has not been a year good for sports and sports world," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "health workers, frontline coronavirus warriors are naturally the priority" External link

irishsun Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Angeles Olympics ) : "You have to prioritise the sporting disciplines and of course when we set a target you have to step accordingly, for example, we have set targets for Paris Olympics and Los Angeles Olympics," "So these are very technical planning which we have done at the national level. We have formed the committee we have subcommittee in the regional level to ensure that whole identification and scouting of talent at the young age is done properly," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Millions of Indians have joined the vision of our PM @NarendraModi Ji to make NewIndiaFitIndia. We can strengthen the FitIndiaMovement," External link

irishsun Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Not everyone can play games, but if you can't play, then watch the games and encourage the players. The number of viewers of a game in a stadium and people watching them on television decide the popularity of the game and can attract sponsorships which can help the sport grow," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Not everyone can play games, but if you can't play, then watch the games and encourage the players. The number of viewers of a game in a stadium and people watching them on television decide the popularity of the game and can attract sponsorships which can help the sport grow," External link

news18 Friday, December 25, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The Central government has allotted NCOEs in various parts of the country, but not all states have received such centres. Maharashtra is the only state to have such centres in three cities -- Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur. The seven disciplines of sports will be focussed in this centre,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The central and state government has to work together and we will provide all necessary financial assistance so they develop with proper infrastructure and manpower, sports science, high quality training and so on. We cannot be satisfied with only one-two medals, we have to be in top 10 in 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a very important day for sports in India and it is a very important beginning to develop sports culture and excellence in the country. The youth in India is looking for initiatives from the government of India and the state governments," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The central and state government has to work together and we will provide all necessary financial assistance so they develop with proper infrastructure and manpower, sports science, high quality training and so on. We cannot be satisfied with only one-two medals, we have to be in top 10 in 2028 Olympics," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is a very important day for sports in India and it is a very important beginning to develop sports culture and excellence in the country. The youth in India is looking for initiatives from the government of India and the state governments," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Millions of Indians have joined the vision of our PM @NarendraModi Ji to make NewIndiaFitIndia. We can strengthen the FitIndiaMovement," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 22, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Now that yogasana has been formally declared a competitive sport by the government, it will be made a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Khelo India initiative that will ensure states will work towards organizing sports events including for yogasana in an organized manner, like it happens for other sports,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Training of athletes is one thing but we will also be training the technical team which is equally important. Sports Authority of India is trying to recruit more retired Indian sportspersons for the purpose of coaching,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Yogasana has been a competitive sport for a long time. But it has to be recognised by the Government of India so that it becomes an official and recognised competitive sport," "Today is a big day, we are launching it formally as a competitive sport and I am sure it will go a long way," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's popularity will not doubt increase in India and we will include it in the Khelo India School and University Games," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Yogasana has been a competitive sport for a long time. But it has to be recognised by the Government of India so that it becomes an official and recognised competitive sport,” “Today is a big day, we are launching it formally as a competitive sport and I am sure it will go a long way,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It’s popularity will not doubt increase in India and we will include it in the Khelo India School and University Games,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Yogasana has been a competitive sport for a long time. But it has to be recognised by the Government of India so that it becomes an official and recognised competitive sport," "Today is a big day, we are launching it formally as a competitive sport and I am sure it will go a long way," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It's popularity will not doubt increase in India and we will include it in the Khelo India School and University Games," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about India Football ) : "Hosting Asia's biggest football event, the AFC Asian Cup 2027 will be a huge milestone for Indian sports. Our nation is perfectly poised to host a mega sporting event of this magnitude. We have extensive experience over the last two decades of successfully planning, organising and staging some of the world’s biggest sporting events and are looking forward to hosting two more big events in 2022 - the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup. I assure you that all government support will be given in getting this tournament to India, and making it a memorable one for everyone involved," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I see how fantasy sports is fuelling sports consumption. It is very important. Online fantasy sports is instrumental in revolutionising the manner in which sports enthusiasts engage with their respective favourite sports,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are also starting 1000 Khelo India small centres across the country that will help retired sportspersons get employment or some role in shaping the sports culture of the country," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are also starting 1000 Khelo India small centres across the country that will help retired sportspersons get employment or some role in shaping the sports culture of the country,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I will request the respective state governments to have a policy for the 'Divyang' warriors like the central government has contributed, to support the Paralympians in the best way possible, from financial to coaching and training facilities to proper livelihood and so on. The government, the PCI, and everyone are a team and we need to carry on our work of supporting our para-athletes," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "NDTL has taken various corrective measures prescribed by the WADA and we hope to resume dope analysis under the WADA guidelines," "I am eagerly looking forward to you and your team's visit to India as and when the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves," External link

news18 Monday, December 7, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Banka, I am happy to hear from you that India's contribution to WADA will be utilised toward anti-doping research and strengthening the investigative capabilities of the anti-doping community," External link

irishsun Monday, December 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am happy to say that NADA India is committed to dope free sports and continues its ongoing support to the sports fraternity to get rid of the doping menace. It has been adopting and implementing anti-doping rules and policies, which conform to the latest World Anti-Doping Code and international standards," External link

irishsun Monday, December 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “NDTL has taken various corrective measures prescribed by the WADA and we hope to resume dope analysis under the WADA guidelines,” “I am eagerly looking forward to you and your team’s visit to India as and when the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 7, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'm very upset with this news. My office has already reached out to the athlete. It was a case of misunderstanding between Customs and Courier company. The issue has been resolved. The company has acknowledged the slip upwill return the money to the athlete Srinath Narayanan." External link

irishsun Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I will request the respective state governments to have a policy for the 'Divyang' warriors like the central government has contributed, to support the Paralympians in the best way possible, from financial to coaching and training facilities to proper livelihood and so on. The government, the PCI, and everyone are a team and we need to carry on our work of supporting our para-athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I will request the respective state governments to have a policy for the 'Divyang' warriors like the central government has contributed, to support the Paralympians in the best way possible, from financial to coaching and training facilities to proper livelihood and so on. The government, the PCI, and everyone are a team and we need to carry on our work of supporting our para-athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I was disappointed some of the U-17 girls won't be able to play in 2022 due to age factor. But there is nothing to be disappointed, you can play in U-20, senior category, you are the future. There is nothing to worry, we will give all the support," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Though the U-17 players are disappointed, they should not let their energy and spirit drop. Their lives have just started and it is not their fault that the World Cup is not taking place this year. I thank the AIFF for ensuring that India remains the host for the 2022 edition. While I am upset that some members of the current team will not play the 2022 World Cup due to age, they need not worry as they will get the opportunity to play the U-20 World Cup and eventually make a breakthrough into the senior team. I am very confident that the women's football team will soon qualify for the senior World Cup. India has to do everything to promote football," External link

irishsun Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I was disappointed some of the U-17 girls won’t be able to play in 2022 due to age factor. But there is nothing to be disappointed, you can play in U-20, senior category, you are the future. There is nothing to worry about, we will give all the support,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 29, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “If international players are quarantined for 14 days, it becomes difficult for the organisers to organise the events. Nobody will come if you are going to put the athletes for 14 days in India. So we have to manage these things so that we can support international athletes who are coming to India as well as our own players,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound," External link

news18 Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Whether it is Tokyo Olympics or any big event happening, the preference will be given to Olympic-bound athletes as well as the (support) staff because it is time-bound,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : “If international players are quarantined for 14 days, it becomes difficult for the organisers to organise the events. Nobody will come if you are going to put the athletes for 14 days in India. So we have to manage these things so that we can support international athletes who are coming to India as well as our own players,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I congratulate the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon for a wonderful event and world champions have taken part in it. I think the lockdown period is over and we are starting with sporting activities. Delhi Half Marathon has become a very, very important international event. And all support is coming from the Delhi government and from the sports ministry, we are also fully backing this event," External link

irishsun Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asserted : “We are serious about every election, be it a rural or local body election or state or general election,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “Thank you Shrinidhi... A soulful rendition and heart touching voice reminding me of the magical Mubarak Begum!” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "I'm happy to share that Riyaz will be our SAI trainee very soon. Hon'ble @rashtrapatibhvn Ji had encouraged this young boy by gifting him a cycle during Eid, and after Diwali, he will be training at India's top cycling Velodrome in Delhi's IG Stadium," External link

irishsun Monday, November 9, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The northern belt of India covers a huge region, right from Jammu and Kashmir and Leh to Himachal Pradesh and we are doing a lot of development in this region with the aim of building world-class sporting facilities in India,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The team is leaving for Hungary today and I am hopeful that some of the athletes will qualify. Judo is a priority sport for us and we will enhance capacity both in terms of training facilities and coaches," "The idea is to extend full support to the elite athletes while building up a talent pool of young athletes who can compete in the Olympics of 2024 and 2028. We will discuss a more exhaustive roadmap with the federation and plan ahead," External link

news18 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The team is leaving for Hungary today and I am hopeful that some of the athletes will qualify. Judo is a priority sport for us and we will enhance capacity both in terms of training facilities and coaches. The idea is to extend full support to the elite athletes while building up a talent pool of young athletes who can compete in the Olympics of 2024 and 2028. We will discuss a more exhaustive roadmap with the federation and plan ahead," External link

irishsun Monday, October 19, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The team is leaving for Hungary today and I am hopeful that some of the athletes will qualify. Judo is a priority sport for us and we will enhance capacity both in terms of training facilities and coaches,” “The idea is to extend full support to the elite athletes while building up a talent pool of young athletes who can compete in the Olympics of 2024 and 2028. We will discuss a more exhaustive roadmap with the federation and plan ahead” External link

india Monday, October 19, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The government is taking the two-pronged approach of developing grassroots level infrastructure on the one hand and creating facilities for sporting excellence on the other," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We need to have concrete plan to develop our junior athletes," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Initially, I thought in the month of October some sporting activity could have taken place, but it couldn't happen because Covid-19 cases are rising. Though we have no sporting competitions now, I see positive things happening soon. Hopefully, a vaccine will come out soon. Early next year, we will have some kind of very fascinating events back in the field," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Initially I thought in the month of October some sporting activity could have taken place but it couldn't happen because COVID cases are rising," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The protests against the legislations by the opposition parties represent political dishonesty and the influence of middlemen," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Congress in its election manifesto promised to bring succour to the farming community through certain legislations, but they never implemented practically. They (Congress) should be happy that their promises to the farmers have been fulfilled by our government through agriculture reform legislations and instead they are protesting and instigating farmers to protest," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Freedom to sell at the farm gate will do away with transportation expenses, and thus boost incomes. This is a giant stride towards the fulfilment of the dream of 'One Nation, One Market' after Independence," "No government will frame laws which will be detrimental to the farming community," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are taking many steps and I am confident that the results will come. I have no doubt that we will achieve our target,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A logo is the identity of an organisation. It reflects the thought process and the objectives of the organisation. We just thought we need a logo that is simpler and displays the ambitions of our sportspersons,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are completely focussed on providing the best facilities to our Olympic-bound athletes. It was felt by the experts on the Committee that Mirabai can get the best rehabilitation programme in the US along with training, and therefore her coach and physio are also accompanying her. I am sure this exposure will help her greatly in her Olympic preparation," External link

irishsun Monday, September 28, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “A dialogue between a larger Ladakhi delegation comprising of representatives from Leh and Kargil Districts under the aegis of Peoples Movement for Constitutional safeguard under Sixth Schedule and Union Home Ministry would commence after 15 days of the culmination of LAHDC, Leh elections. Any decision reached in this connection would be in consultation with the representatives from Leh and Kargil,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of the ensuing election. The delegation was assured by home minister that government of India is committed to safeguard the interest of the people of Ladakh,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “The thing is that those areas are very difficult and topography is inaccessible. People from villages often go to the mountains and border areas for hunting and collecting herbs. On many occasions, the PLA also gets there and, unfortunately, our people are taken away,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Chinese PLA has confirmed to Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over is likely to take place anytime tomorrow i.e. 12th September 2020 at a designated location," External link

news18 Friday, September 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "For years I have worked towards promoting clean sport and now as sports minister of India, that commitment has only grown stronger. I am happy to inform you that clean sport is a focus area for my ministry and we are committed to cooperate with WADA to ensure clean sport is achieved globally," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is important that athletes, especially 2024 and 2028 Olympic probables get a chance to continue their training wherever they are in the country. They may not be able to visit KSSR or other academies owing to the Covid 19 situation," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “With this, NDTL now stands fully compliant with all requirements of WADA and the International Standard of Laboratories (ISL). I would request you to expedite the process and organise to lift the suspension of NDTL’s WADA accreditation,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are good at scientific research and I feel that the presence of Indian representatives in your various committees will be beneficial,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have been informed that NDTL has submitted all the 47 corrective action reports to WADA as per timelines defined by WADA and also sent a compliance report on the 13 decision points conveyed by the Chair of the WADA Executive Committee. With this, NDTL now stands fully compliant with all requirements of WADA and the International Standard of Laboratories (ISL). I would request you to expedite the process and organise to lift the suspension of NDTL’s WADA accreditation,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have been informed that NDTL has submitted all the 47 corrective action reports to WADA as per time-lines defined by WADA and also sent a compliance report on the 13 decision points conveyed by the Chair of the WADA Executive Committee,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have been informed that NDTL has submitted all the 47 corrective action reports to WADA as per time-lines defined by WADA and also sent a compliance report on the 13 decision points conveyed by the Chair of the WADA Executive Committee,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “China’s PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by the Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "China's PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side. Further modalities to handover the persons to our authority is being worked out," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “China’s PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by the Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "China's PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side. Further modalities to handover the persons to our authority is being worked out," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The Indian Army has already sent a hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh. Response is awaited,” External link

asianage Monday, September 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have now identified talented athletes for the Junior TOP Scheme and they will be given a monthly stipend of Rs.25,000 each. These junior players will train for free and the Rs.25,000 they will get is like a salary they earn for their families," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The annual competitions being organised at the national level under the Khelo India Scheme, like the Khelo India Youth Games and University Games, have helped to identify sporting talent from all states. However, that is not enough. States that already conduct annual sporting competitions can align with the Khelo India Scheme and the Centre will support them in conducting these events," External link

news18 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I'm very happy to be a part of this committee and it is great to see all the members have been actively supporting this cause. Their ideas help us move forward. When PM Narendra Modi launched this movement last year, based on what he said, we tried to understand how we can take it forward. Today, in this third meeting of the National Advisory Committee, I see so many suggestions coming forward and am proud to see that the entire team has been doing a wonderful job so far," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “This is the first awards ceremony in COVID times during which the President has participated,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The prize money for the awards was last reviewed in 2008. It should be reviewed once every 10 years. If professionals in every field have seen an enhancement in their earnings, why not our sportspersons,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The prize money for the Sports Awards was last reviewed in 2008. These amounts should be reviewed once every 10 years at least. If professionals in every field have seen an enhancement in their earnings, why not our sportspersons,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The performance of our athletes in the international level has become better. When our players perform better, they have to be recognized and rewarded. If the Govt doesn’t recognise their achievements, it will discourage every budding sporting talents we have in India,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The prize money for the Sports Awards was last reviewed in 2008. These amounts should be reviewed once every 10 years at least. If professionals in every field have seen an enhancement in their earnings, why not our sportspersons,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “Today is an important day for all of us. Today is the birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT



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Kiren RijijuPT0.92%
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Mary Kom said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "With regards to our Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, I would say he has been actively working towards improving the image of Indian sports and he is proving to be a great leader under who's guidance Indian sports and sportspeople can flourish. He has been constantly encouraging the players and has also taken extra efforts to create a healthy ecosystem for sports enthusiasts, even during the current scenario," External link

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Sania Mirza said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : “It gives me peace of mind. I could not have travelled without Izhaan for five weeks and then gone on to play the Olympics in Tokyo. In the current scenario, it is more challenging. I am grateful to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju for his proactive role, Prime Minister’s Office, SAI, the Embassy in UAE and the UK government,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Praful Patel said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : "We also discussed with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju that our dream should be to qualify for the 2026 Fifa World Cup," "We have six years and the World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams. Eight teams will go from Asia. Why not look at it that we can dream of playing in the World Cup in 2026. That should be our goal. All these competitions and bids are working towards a larger plan. This is the larger plan," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Deepa Malik said ( about Kiren Rijiju ) : “Their (Athletes) abilities are more than their disabilities, if they get the chance to brush up their skills and this is the opportunity which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju this time through sports policy to push sports into the main stream. 22 events happen in Para-sports, summer Paralympic so our games have increased in every field like in shooting, athletics power lifting. We are creating world records. Our level of playing has reached international level,” External link

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