Kiren Rijiju

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Kiren Rijiju says : "Protests going on in northeast, there are concerns, but those have been addressed by govt," External link

outlookindia Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about These Games ) : "Going forward, we will have will have a structured cash reward policy for medallists in South Asian Games, like we have it for other multi-sporting events like the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games," External link

firstpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I will not be satisfied with a couple of medals in the Olympics” External link

Hindu Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The High Court was not properly briefed, that is why this ruling has come. I have told the secretary to file another affidavit," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Concerns of the indigenous people from the North-eastern region has been and will be addressed. It is the commitment given by Home Minister Amit Shah under the supervision of visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "From my Ministry, we have written to the Home Ministry asking for certain relaxations in norms for the pro shooters, so that they can own multiple guns after attaining license so that they keep practising shooting for various competitions," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is one more issue which NRAI has requested from me and I am discussing it with the Home Ministry. The Bill is already tabled in the Parliament, so whatever changes have to be done in the provision of the Act, it has to be done in Parliament," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Fit India school rating system as per certain parameters will enhance the image of the schools. KVs are ahead of other schools in promoting culture and sports along with education. Only fit people can make the nation fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is also a great opportunity for us to showcase the culture and heritage of Assam in front of the world" External link

irishsun Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The Khelo India Youth Games is one of the most empowering initiatives of the Indian Government that hopes to not only give a platform to youngsters from all over the country to make a future in sport, but also to build India into a sporting nation,” External link

Hindu Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We don't want out athletes to compete under neutral flag. The national sports federations must not do anything that leads to suspension," "There should not be any factions. All the federations have to come together and we are willing to help all" External link

firstpost Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Since the day I took over, I have been meeting athletes and trying to help. We have record number of Olympic quota this time. We have world-class athletes and a few are really strong contenders," External link

firstpost Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We don't want out athletes to compete under neutral flag. The National Sports Federations must not do anything that leads to suspension," "There should not be any factions. All the federations have to come together and we are willing to help all" External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Since the day I took over, I have been meeting athletes and trying to help. We have record number of Olympic quota this time. We have world class athletes and a few are really strong contenders," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "The report card that I have received from Kendriya Vidyalayas, on their observance of fitness activities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement, has been the most encouraging amongst all schools," "There should be a technical evaluation and progressive report cards for fitness in schools because it is a very important part of a student's life. We want to see our children fit. Fit children are the future of our nation," External link

firstpost Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Having a Fit India week in the month of November and December should be made mandatory across all schools. Fitness is a very important part of a student's life and as we look at integrating physical activity into the curriculum, we should find ways on how to devise a marking system for it," External link

firstpost Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The report card that I have received from Kendriya Vidyalayas, on their observance of fitness activities after the Prime Minister launched the Fit India Movement, has been the most encouraging amongst all schools," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There should be a technical evaluation and a progressive report cards for fitness in schools because it is a very important part of a student's life. We want to see our children fit. Fit children are the future of our nation," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Having a Fit India week in the month of November and December should be made mandatory across all schools. Fitness is a very important part of a student's life and as we look at integrating physical activity into the curriculum, we should find ways on how to devise a marking system for it," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Citizens need to be fit. The activity doesn’t mean sitting on your laptop and playing games, but going outdoors and sweating it out. Physical fitness is important not just for youngsters, but for people of all ages,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The ranking system will help parents understand if a school attaches importance to fitness activities or not" External link

business-standard Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Inculcating the habit to stay fit from a young age leads to children being not just physically healthy, but gives them mental sharpness and focus too. When our children are fit, India is bound to turn into a fit country. It is a behavioural change that we strive to bring about," External link

business-standard Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will form a committee for the Sports Code. This committee will be very credible. After the recommendation of the committee, I can say anything. We will bring the Sports Code, which will be acceptable to all. We cannot ignore anyone from the society," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "IOA said they don't accept the old draft of Sports Code. So we will bring a new draft. After the consultation of all, we will bring a new Sports Code," "Since I assumed the office, I have informed all the federations not to indulge in any kind of unnecessary fight, which has a negative impact on sports and athletes. I don't want any sports federation to act like this and get suspended," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very excited to see our para-athletes performing exceedingly well in the world championship. In Olympics and in other events also, our para-athletes do very well not only in athletics but in other sports as well," "In recent performances, they are doing very good. It is very special for us. From the government side, we have decided to extend all possible help to all the four categories, the regular Olympics, the Paralympics deaf, Special Olympics, and Paralympics," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "See, a CGF delegate met me but the decision can't be taken there. I have conveyed my thoughts to them. Now they will discuss the issues in the CGF council. Then they will see what can be done. India's voice can't be ignored," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "On behalf of the country, the ministry and the government, we salute you for the show. We have made sure to reward you with financial support on time. I hope in the future you continue winning medals for the country. We are also looking at ways to improve your training and we'll extend all possible help," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "On behalf of the country, the ministry and the government, we salute you for the show. We have made sure to reward you with the financial support on time," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is emerging fast as a sporting powerhouse. Every player comes from a state. Some states are playing a very pro-active role when it comes to sports, priority should be given. We have a dream that India finishes in top-ten of the medal tally in 2028 Olympics," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is very important that we sit together and decide on our future course of action. If we work as a team, then we can achieve a lot. There are over 80 lakh volunteers working in different programmes of the Centre," "The ministry has large human capital at their disposal. On October 2, we did a plogging run and over 24 lakh volunteers participated in it. It was one of the largest human participation in the world, it was huge. We should realise our strength," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "PM Modi has launched a few big programmes. Among those, one is Fit India. Wherever I go, everybody is talking about fitness. The young population must be fit, but our rating in the World Fitness Index is not very encouraging. Fit India Movement should become a citizen's movement, and it will become that when every state government adopts it," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is emerging fast as a sporting powerhouse. Every player comes from a state. Some states are playing a very pro-active role when it comes to sports, priority should be given. We have a dream that India finishes in top-ten of the medal tally in 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is very important that we sit together and decide on our future course of action. If we work as a team, then we can achieve a lot. There are over 80 lakh volunteers working in different programmes of the Centre," "The ministry has large human capital at their disposal. On October 2, we did a plogging run and over 24 lakh volunteers participated in it. It was one of the largest human participation in the world, it was huge. We should realise our strength," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "PM Modi has launched a few big programmes. Among those, one is Fit India. Wherever I go, everybody is talking about fitness. The young population must be fit, but our rating in the World Fitness Index is not very encouraging. Fit India Movement should become a citizen's movement, and it will become that when every state government adopts it," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Louise Martin ) : "We understand that shooting is an optional sport at the Commonwealth Games, but we had expressed our concern on the sport being excluded and the issue has been well received by the Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I had written a letter to my counter-part in the UK, I got a reply. Today, the Commonwealth Games Federation President and the team will meet me. I will tell them India is a very, very important member of the Commonwealth nations. Especially, in the Commonwealth Games Federation, India's interest and India's position should be taken into consideration. I will put across my views, let us see what happens," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am extremely delighted that our four Wushu players have won medals from the World Championship which was held in Shanghai. I am extremely satisfied that for the first time, our players could manage four medals which shows that India has a bright future," "Wushu is a medal prospect for India in the future Olympics. That is why the Sports Authority of India will try to assist and coordinate with the federation and create better infrastructure for training," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very happy to know that CBSE has decided to celebrate Fitness Week in all its affiliated schools. The Fit India Movement, envisioned by Honourable PM, is the need of the hour and we must make every effort to inculcate fitness habits in Indians from an early age. The Sports Ministry is in talks with education departments of all state governments and we will soon finalise the plan to observe Fitness Week in schools across the country in the last week of November," External link

business-standard Friday, November 8, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Being a cop is a thankless job. But they don’t do it for thanks. Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They are damned if they do and damned even if they don’t. What gets lost in all the anti-police rhetoric is the family left at home while a policeman serves,” External link

india Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Being a cop is a thankless job. But they don’t do it for thanks. Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They are damned if they do and damned even if they don’t. What gets lost in all the anti-police rhetoric is the family left at home while a policeman serves” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : “I would like to make it very clear; All organisations must ensure integrity of Sports. Transparency, fairness and equity in the sport world is a basic condition necessary to enhance opportunities for everyone to participate. There should be no scope for manipulation” External link

expressindia Monday, November 4, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “We are going to launch women football league, most probably next month. We are ready with the format and it will be one of the most extensive football programmes in the country and it will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development,” External link

india Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are going to launch women football league, most probably next month. We are ready with the format and it will be one of the most extensive football programmes in the country and it will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development," External link

news18 Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “I have come here to cheer and encourage both the men’s and women’s hockey teams in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Hopefully, India will revive its lost glory in hockey,” External link

india Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I have come here to cheer and encourage both the men's and women's hockey teams in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Hopefully, India will revive its lost glory in hockey," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I have come to Bhubaneswar to cheer and encourage both men's and women's teams in the Olympic qualifier match. Hopefully, India will revive its lost glory in hockey," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am extremely hopeful that this time both men and women will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Secondly, I am very impressed with the way in which the Odisha government is supporting sports. Odisha government, for the last so many years, has taken tremendous initiatives to encourage various sports disciplines. So, these kinds of important international matches are awarded on the basis of the support extended by the local government," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, sports will become a part of education and the CBSE is preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Prime Minister ( Narendra Modi ) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, sports will become a part of education and the CBSE is preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are very committed to ensuring, that all kinds of activities within the sports must be corruption free," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sport is a field where you must be able to provide equal opportunity to everyone," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are very committed to ensure all kind of activities within the sports. Sports world must be corruption free, we want clean sports free form drugs, doping, and corruption and free from untoward incidents. Sports is a field where you must be able to provide equal platform opportunity to everyone. We will run Sports Authority of India with full efficiency and commitment without any corruption," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "That is not our role, one should not make too much issue out of this. I don't know why people want to intervene and talk about this issue," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The issue is not for public debate, this is for the federation to take a call. Every organisation has rules and regulations and the minister should not be intervening in every issue," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Well, exit polls are showing a clear victory for BJP which is very good, the country is moving in the right direction and under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, India is marching ahead," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : "They are claiming for their own position as per the rules and BFI will take care of it. Why should we unnecessarily create a debate on that? This not an issue for public debate, this is the federation call to take. Every organisation has rules and regulations minister should not be intervening in every issue" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Well, exit polls are showing a clear victory for BJP which is very good, the country is moving in the right direction and under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, India is marching ahead," External link

asianage Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : "They are claiming for their own position as per the rules and BFI will take care of it. Why should we unnecessarily create a debate on that? This not an issue for public debate, this is the federation call to take. Every organisation has rules and regulations minister should not be intervening in every issue" External link

asianage Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Well, exit polls are showing a clear victory for BJP which is very good, the country is moving in the right direction and under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, India is marching ahead," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : "They are claiming for their own position as per the rules and BFI will take care of it. Why should we unnecessarily create a debate on that? This not an issue for public debate, this is the federation call to take. Every organisation has rules and regulations minister should not be intervening in every issue" External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “It is a very exciting moment for all of us to see that Delhi Marathon has grown so big. Over the years, Delhi Half Marathon has been peaking up and 40,000 people running on the streets of Delhi early morning,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We Indians are also now coming up and have seen today's marathon, some of our Indian marathon runners are absolutely running shoulder-to-shoulder with the international runners. Of course, I'm more excited to see the old, specially-abled, and kids also," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is a very exciting moment for all of us to see that Delhi Marathon has grown so big. Over the years, Delhi Half Marathon has been peaking up and 40,000 people running on the streets of Delhi early morning. It's a moment what we are waiting for," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We Indians are also now coming up and have seen today's marathon, some of our Indian marathon runners are absolutely running shoulder-to-shoulder with the international runners. Of course, I'm more excited to see the old, specially-abled, and kids also," External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is a very exciting moment for all of us to see that Delhi Marathon has grown so big. Over the years, Delhi Half Marathon has been peaking up and 40,000 people running on the streets of Delhi early morning. It's a moment what we are waiting for," External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Four medals have been a record for India. It has brought a kind of revolution for Indian boxing history as well as it has inspired other arenas (of sports) also. Which is really good," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have to understand one thing, government can't dictate the federations or get involved in the process of selection," External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Yesterday I got information that court has given certain direction. I have told the sports federation, 'don't create a situation where people go to the court'. Like Archery association is de-recognised, there is a problem with Gymnastic Federation. " External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have to understand one thing, govt can’t dictate the federations or get involved in the process of selection,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I’ll surely convey to Boxing Federation to take the best decision keeping in mind the best interest of the NATION, SPORTS & ATHLETES. Although, Minister should not be involved in the selection of the players by the Sports Federations which are autonomous as per OLYMPIC CHARTER,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 18, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Ministry has at its disposal some of the best sporting infrastructure of the country, and needs to be utilised for the benefit of promoting the sporting culture and ecosystem in the country," "The intention of the ministry is to increase use of existing sports infrastructure by 3 times in the next 3 months. I am sure this step will not only promote fitness, but will also prompt more youngsters to compete in sport and help us identify more talent for the country," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Sports Ministry is going all out to promote the Fit India Movement, which has been envisioned by our Honourable Prime Minister. In India, there aren't enough playfields where children and those interested in fitness and sports can pursue a sport. The Sports Ministry has at its disposal some of the best sporting infrastructure of the country, and needs to be utilised for the benefit of promoting the sporting culture and ecosystem in the country," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "Sports Code is just a part of one thing which we consider as important but our main purpose is to promote sports. With regard to Sports Code, we have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue, this is an issue related to policy, so an expert committee will look into it at an appropriate time," "Along with the Indian Olympic Association, we will form an expert committee which will take a call but not now. We didn't deliberate on the issue in today's meeting. We deliberated on the promotions of sports and Olympic preparation," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asked : "We can't single out any profession with regards to governance of the sport. It would be wrong to say that businessmen cannot take part in sports federations or politicians and officers cannot take part then who will run sport?" "It is not about the profession it is about how suitable one is to run the sports federation. We cannot single out any person of any background. What is in the best interest of sport will be put in the Sports Code" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There is something called sovereignty. Can anything function out of that?" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "Sports Code is just a part of one thing which we consider as important but our main purpose is to promote sports. With regard to Sports Code, we have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue, this is an issue related to policy, so an expert committee will look into it at an appropriate time," "Along with the Indian Olympic Association, we will form an expert committee which will take a call but not now. We didn't deliberate on the issue in today's meeting. We deliberated on the promotions of sports and Olympic preparation," External link

news18 Friday, October 11, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asked : "We can't single out any profession with regards to governance of the sport. It would be wrong to say that businessmen cannot take part in sports federations or politicians and officers cannot take part then who will run sport?" "It is not about the profession it is about how suitable one is to run the sports federation. We cannot single out any person of any background. What is in the best interest of sport will be put in the Sports Code" External link

news18 Friday, October 11, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There is something called sovereignty. Can anything function out of that?" External link

news18 Friday, October 11, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Sports code is just a part of one of the things which we consider important but our purpose is to promote sports, with regards to sports code. We have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue and related to the policy. So, an expert committee will look into it along with IOA and committee. We will take a call at an appropriate time. We did not deliberate on the issue today we deliberated on the issues of promoting sports and Olympic preparation," External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue, an issue related to policy and an expert committee will look into it at an appropriate time, along with the IOA. We will come up with appropriate decisions concerning all issues and all interests of all parties. We discussed our preparation for the Olympics,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 11, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "For this to happen, we have to create a situation where controversy does not arise at all," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are going to have a very engaging discussion with the NSF and the IOA. We will work out certain modalities. We have to find a solution. The government along with stakeholders has to come together and find a way forward, which is beneficial for the country and the sports," "The objective is the interest of the sports must be kept in mind when we take any decision. The interest of the players is something which is an important thing. If we make a decision and if it is not in the interest of the sports, then there is no point," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "There is no middle path. We are together. What I am going to take as a final call is something on the basis of the consensus, the inputs from all the stakeholders including the IOA and the sports federation," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asked : "We can't single out any profession with regards to governance of the sport. It would be wrong to say that businessmen cannot take part in sports federations or politicians and officers cannot take part then who will run sport?" "It is not about the profession it is about how suitable one is to run the sports federation. We cannot single out any person of any background. What is in the best interest of sport will be put in the Sports Code" External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There is something called sovereignty. Can anything function out of that?" External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes. India House will represent the idea of India and showcase its soft power,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 11, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Mary Kom ) : "The way Mary Kom has shown her commitment towards the sports after becoming a mother of three children it is a big message to sports," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The India House at the 2020 Olympics is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a sports champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes at the Olympics. The India House will represent the idea of India at the Tokyo Games," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our country is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2022 or 2024, we will be in top three in many fields in the next four-five years. There is no reason why we cannot do well in Olympics," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The governments, administrators, federations and industry have to deliver. The results will follow," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The nations which are sporting powers have sports culture in them, and playing games comes naturally to their citizens and children. But in India, this was not true, but now the time has come to change," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The India House at the 2020 Olympics is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a sports champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes at the Olympics. The India House will represent the idea of India at the Tokyo Games," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The India House at the 2020 Olympics is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a sports champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes at the Olympics. The India House will represent the idea of India at the Tokyo Games," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our country is set to become the third-largest economy in the world by 2022 or 2024, we will be in the top three in many fields in the next four-five years. There is no reason why we cannot do well in Olympics," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The governments, administrators, federations, and industry have to deliver. The results will follow," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The nations which are sporting powers have sports culture in them, and playing games comes naturally to their citizens and children. But in India, this was not true, but now the time has come to change," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sporting culture has to become a way of life. India is aspiring to be a global leader, and we are already doing well economically, politically, and spiritually. India's rise will be complete and further consolidated if we become sports power. Now the time has come to change. Desired results cannot be achieved without developing a positive and conducive sports culture," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Changes are taking place. These cannot be achieved overnight. Sportspersons have started getting livelihood, recognition and respect because of their achievements. We have to change our outlook. Regressive slogans can't encourage people to accept sports as a way of life. Cricket has become very popular in the country and it is being played in every nook and corner of the country," "The government has a catalyst role only, which it is doing to its best. The sports ministry is doing needful to provide world-class facilities to the athletes," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The PM recently launched the Fit India Movement, and it has become a people's movement. Recently, on the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti, there was unprecedented participation of people in plogging, who ran and collected the plastic garbage on the way. The world community is looking forward to India, and the government, as well as the industry, has to play a pro-active role in it. We have to take fitness programme forward to all the parts of the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Some of the private sector companies have world-class sports facilities in their area and are also promoting and harnessing the talent at remote areas. Good ideas for sports promotion can come for anyone, and the government is willing to accept and implement them. Why should the country be settling for a few medals in international events, why cannot India aspire to be among the top medal winners in Olympics, 4 to 8 years down the line," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Mary Kom ) : "The way Mary Kom has shown her commitment towards the sports after becoming a mother of three children it is a big message to sports," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sporting culture has to become a way of life. India is aspiring to be a global leader, and we are already doing well economically, politically, and spiritually. India's rise will be complete and further consolidated if we become sports power. Now the time has come to change. Desired results cannot be achieved without developing a positive and conducive sports culture," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Changes are taking place. These cannot be achieved overnight. Sportspersons have started getting livelihood, recognition and respect because of their achievements. We have to change our outlook. Regressive slogans can't encourage people to accept sports as a way of life. Cricket has become very popular in the country and it is being played in every nook and corner of the country," "The government has a catalyst role only, which it is doing to its best. The sports ministry is doing needful to provide world-class facilities to the athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The PM recently launched the Fit India Movement, and it has become a people's movement. Recently, on the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti, there was unprecedented participation of people in plogging, who ran and collected the plastic garbage on the way. The world community is looking forward to India, and the government, as well as the industry, has to play a pro-active role in it. We have to take fitness programme forward to all the parts of the country," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Some of the private sector companies have world-class sports facilities in their area and are also promoting and harnessing the talent at remote areas. Good ideas for sports promotion can come for anyone, and the government is willing to accept and implement them. Why should the country be settling for a few medals in international events, why cannot India aspire to be among the top medal winners in Olympics, 4 to 8 years down the line," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The Sports Summit is going to draw large attention and will generate huge interest among the stakeholders. It will do a commendable job in terms of promotion of sports in the country," External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We require to create an industry which is resourceful for sports. Any industry without resources will not succeed. Sports need money, money for the promotion of sports, money for creating a career option for the sportsperson and to make sports glamorous" External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "More or less, people are confined to cricket. Many other sports are important and popular but these don't get the required attention or importance in India which is unacceptable, especially the Olympic sports must be given due recognition by the society," "To make sports sustainable, society as a whole needs to come together and for that, the initiatives of corporates are vital. That is why the Sports summit is being organised," External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The Sports Summit is going to draw large attention and will generate huge interest among the stakeholders. It will do a commendable job in terms of promotion of sports in the country," External link

dnaindia Monday, October 7, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We require to create an industry which is resourceful for sports. Any industry without resources will not succeed. Sports need money, money for the promotion of sports, money for creating a career option for the sportsperson and to make sports glamorous" External link

dnaindia Monday, October 7, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "More or less, people are confined to cricket. Many other sports are important and popular but these don't get the required attention or importance in India which is unacceptable, especially the Olympic sports must be given due recognition by the society," "To make sports sustainable, society as a whole needs to come together and for that, the initiatives of corporates are vital. That is why the Sports summit is being organised," External link

dnaindia Monday, October 7, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 7, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 7, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 7, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 7, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully,” External link

india Monday, October 7, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are looking forward to promoting sports in India, basketball is one of the sports which can become very popular in India. So, NBA coming and having their event in India is itself a big event," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "It is one of the most important sports globally. So, it is good that it grows its importance in India," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Bharat Abhiyaan ) : "We are merging Fit India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. When the entire country works towards a goal only then the impact will be big. It is not just a one-day activity, Fit India is a movement, and we will keep doing fitness and cleanliness related activities throughout the year," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about Assam Rifles ) : "Sports centers can be taken over by security forces (BSF, CRPF, Assam Rifles, ITBP). The security forces, they have some discipline in their culture, so they can create better sports culture there. My only objective is to increase the sports facilities, sports culture and performance," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 30, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "First of all, it is very exciting to see how the citizens are coming forward to participate in the Fit India Movement and for the Plogging Run on October 2nd. On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we need to do something big, and the biggest thing would be 'swachata'--cleanliness. PM Modi has already stated that we have to make India clean to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. On October 2nd, we will run, but we want people to pick up all plastic along the way and keep it where it actually belongs," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have a leader in a form of Modji who has given a dream to the people of this country, a dream where India will be prosperous, a dream where every Indian will be fit. It's very heartening to see that on the basis of our PM, people are participating in Fit India movement in a massive manner," "If we don't make our country clean then the dream of every Indian to make India a powerful and beautiful country will not be successful. People organise many events but we should keep in our mind that every event must be people-friendly and environment-friendly. If you do a good event but it is not environment-friendly then there is no point," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This will be taken care of, whatever we need to we will do, there is no urgency to make timeline but we must act on the basis of need and things will be done as per the need of the time" External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I totally stand with the rifle association of India as well as the IOA. The sentiments are fully justified. The Commonwealth organising committee or the executive council did not take into account the sentiments of India. Every decision taken will be in the interest of country and sportspersons. We will take an appropriate call," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : "First of all, it is very exciting to see how the citizens are coming forward to participate in the Fit India Movement and for the Plogging Run on October 2nd. On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we need to do something big, and the biggest thing would be cleanliness. On October 2nd, we will run, but we want people to pick up all plastic along the way and keep it where it actually belongs," "People are participating in the Fit India Movement in large numbers. We have received a response from all age groups in the country. People have responded very well to the movement and it makes me believe that it will be a universal initiative. If the movement is successful, it will lead to better sports culture in the country," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Union Sports Ministry ) : "We are planning to work out the best possible way of managing the SAI Sports Centres. Some of them are not in good shape, some of them can be given to the Indian army for better management. We need to enhance the facility, create infrastructure and do more talent scouting," "These are not only the matters related to the sports ministry. Whatever public money we have, needs to be managed in a prudent manner and there should be transparency in each organisation," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "First of all, it is very exciting to see how the citizens are coming forward to participate in the Fit India Movement and for the Plogging Run on October 2nd. On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we need to do something big, and the biggest thing would be 'swachata'--cleanliness. PM Modi has already stated that we have to make India clean to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. On October 2nd, we will run, but we want people to pick up all plastic along the way and keep it where it actually belongs," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have a leader in a form of Modji who has given a dream to the people of this country, a dream where India will be prosperous, a dream where every Indian will be fit. It's very heartening to see that on the basis of our PM, people are participating in Fit India movement in a massive manner," "If we don't make our country clean then the dream of every Indian to make India a powerful and beautiful country will not be successful. People organise many events but we should keep in our mind that every event must be people-friendly and environment-friendly. If you do a good event but it is not environment-friendly then there is no point," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This will be taken care of, whatever we need to we will do, there is no urgency to make timeline but we must act on the basis of need and things will be done as per the need of the time" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “At this point in time it is difficult for me to make further comments. We will take a final call because this is a political issue,” External link

india Friday, September 27, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Olympics Association ) : "The Olympics is well on course and we hope that we will give the best ever Olympic performance," External link

business-standard Friday, September 27, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "At this point in time it is difficult for me to make further comments. We will take a final call because this is a political issue," External link

business-standard Friday, September 27, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are looking for better performance in the future. This coming Olympic 2020 Tokyo is going to be watershed and our wrestlers are prepared," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have just given the small token of amount as a reward but more than that it is the honour they have brought for the country," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is going to be a watershed moment and along with other disciplines our wrestling team will be one of the major force in Tokyo. I am happy with the management of wrestling, the efforts of the coaches and entire technical support staff," "India have the capability to win many medals at Tokyo" External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is going to be a watershed moment and along with other disciplines, our wrestling team will be one of the major forces in Tokyo. I am happy with the management of wrestling, the efforts of the coaches and the entire technical support staff," "India has the capability to win many medals in Tokyo" External link

firstpost Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I am very proud of this historic performance by the Indian wrestling team where they won five medals and four Olympic quotas," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very proud of India's best-ever performance at the men's Boxing World Championship. I feel India has a great future in boxing. In fact, even those boxers who reached the quarterfinal stage need to be congratulated for their performances," External link

business-standard Monday, September 23, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The way he created champions from a small village, I laud his efforts," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 23, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “All State governments in the Northeast must come together for unified tourism policy. Otherwise, the region’s culture and natural assets would remain a potential without being exploited sustainably,” External link

thehindu Monday, September 23, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “All State governments in the Northeast must come together for unified tourism policy. Otherwise, the region’s culture and natural assets would remain a potential without being exploited sustainably,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 23, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standardising the training on a campus will enable athletes to attain much higher performances in their respective sport. " External link

news18 Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standardising the training on a campus will enable athletes to attain much higher performances in their respective sport. " External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standardising the training on a campus will enable athletes to attain much higher performances in their respective sport. " External link

firstpost Saturday, September 21, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This video is only for Congress leaders. The Official Languages Act, 1963 and 'Hindi Diwas' started under Congress Govt. Now, what's the problem with Congress party? Let's respect all the languages of India and also accept Hindi as a unifying language of India," External link

business-standard Monday, September 16, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Yesterday, I met a number of young people from Jammu and Kashmir. They want to take part in sports. We are making plans for different cities and villages. Sabko saath lekar chalenge (we will take everyone along)," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Yesterday, I met a number of young people from Jammu and Kashmir. They want to take part in sports. We are making plans for different cities and villages. Sabko saath lekar chalenge (we will take everyone along)," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "The Indian football team has improved its standard drastically. Sunil Chhetri was not there in the match, still, the team was able to draw their match against Qatar in the qualifying tournament. I wish Chhetri a speedy recovery. Football is the most popular sport in the world and India should look to cement their place as a strong force in the sport," External link

business-standard Friday, September 13, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "The Indian football team has improved its standard drastically. Sunil Chhetri was not there in the match, still, the team was able to draw their match against Qatar in the qualifying tournament. I wish Chhetri a speedy recovery. Football is the most popular sport in the world and India should look to cement their place as a strong force in the sport," External link

dnaindia Friday, September 13, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Prime Minister recently launched fit India movement and through this stage, I want to urge cricketers that you should spread Fit India movement everywhere so everyone in India stays healthy," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The sort of infrastructure development that has been provided to encourage sports in Gujarat is something that I have not seen anywhere else in the country. We also plan to learn from the Khel Mahakumbh initiative of the state government,” External link

dnaindia Monday, September 9, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have proposed to hold an all-India sports ministers’ conference in November at Kevadiya and Gujarat chief minister has agreed to it,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I'm extremely delighted to receive our shooting team as they come back from the World Cup. The amount of medals they brought for the country is commendable. I congratulate the entire members of the Indian shooting team," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "We are going to send the highest numbers of athletes in terms of participation in shooting for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We have already qualified for nine berths and there are possibilities for more. There are 12 categories in which we will be competing for Olympics and one of the highest prospects also remain in shooting," "I congratulate the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the athletes, and coaches for this outstanding performance. Now we are the best in the world, the only thing I'm looking forward is that this talent we have in shooting must reflect in the Olympics," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm very hopeful that the dedication, determination, and the hard work they are doing will bring medals for us in the Olympics and other international events. From the Ministry side, we will be taking care of all the needs of our players," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I'm extremely delighted to receive our shooting team as they come back from the World Cup. The amount of medals they brought for the country is commendable. I congratulate the entire members of the Indian shooting team," External link

irishsun Friday, September 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "We are going to send the highest numbers of athletes in terms of participation in shooting for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We have already qualified for nine berths and there are possibilities for more. There are 12 categories in which we will be competing for Olympics and one of the highest prospects also remain in shooting," "I congratulate the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the athletes, and coaches for this outstanding performance. Now we are the best in the world, the only thing I'm looking forward is that this talent we have in shooting must reflect in the Olympics," External link

irishsun Friday, September 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm very hopeful that the dedication, determination, and the hard work they are doing will bring medals for us in the Olympics and other international events. From the Ministry side, we will be taking care of all the needs of our players," External link

irishsun Friday, September 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “The number of medals that our shooting team has won is commendable and I congratulate the entire team for the outstanding performance,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “WADA didn’t do the right thing by suspending NDTL. Being the chairman of NDTL, it is my responsibility. When I took over, I was told there were some issues but they were almost sorted and when they got sorted then they suspended it, so it is not right, we are appealing against it” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The number of medals that our shooting team has won is commendable and I congratulate the entire team for the outstanding performance," External link

firstpost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "WADA didn't do the right thing by suspending NDTL. Being the chairman of NDTL, it is my responsibility. When I took over, I was told there were some issues but they were almost sorted and when they got sorted then they suspended it, so it is not right, we are appealing against it" External link

firstpost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is one of the most important nations in the Commonwealth Games Federation and excluding shooting from 2022 has upset all of us. " External link

firstpost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The number of medals that our shooting team has won is commendable and I congratulate the entire team for the outstanding performance," External link

news18 Friday, September 6, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "WADA didn't do the right thing by suspending NDTL. Being the chairman of NDTL, it is my responsibility. When I took over, I was told there were some issues but they were almost sorted and when they got sorted then they suspended it, so it is not right, we are appealing against it" External link

news18 Friday, September 6, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is one of the most important nations in the Commonwealth Games Federation and excluding shooting from 2022 has upset all of us. " External link

news18 Friday, September 6, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This incident is really very saddening. We would send a direction to all training centers of Sports Authority of India (SAI) and all the sports institutes in states that there should be a sensitisation programme for all the administrators and coaches." External link

irishsun Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our motive is to create a sporting culture in the country. Our sports facilities should be at the world-class level so that in future athletes should find opportunities in sports. We are also trying to give jobs to athletes in public and private sectors," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “It seems the decision to exclude shooting is based on the premise that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue available for holding shooting events,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “The Commonwealth of Nations comprises of 53 nations with a population of 2.4 billion. India alone has more than half of this. India has always been a strong votary and supporter of Commonwealth and would continue to do so,” “The Indian public takes keen interest in shooting. In a constructive gesture, the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has offered to share the cost for inclusion of shooting in Birmingham CWG,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "It seems the decision to exclude shooting is based on the premise that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue available for holding shooting events," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "It seems the decision to exclude shooting is based on the premise that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue available for holding shooting events," External link

afp-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "The Commonwealth of Nations comprises of 53 nations with a population of 2.4 billion. India alone has more than half of this. India has always been a strong votary and supporter of Commonwealth and would continue to do so," "The Indian public takes keen interest in shooting. In a constructive gesture, the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has offered to share the cost for inclusion of shooting in Birmingham CWG," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Construction Corporation ) : “The agency which was initially awarded tender for the construction went bankrupt as such the construction company was acquired by another agency namely the National Project Construction Corporation Limited. The delay was all because of these technical reasons” External link

expressindia Monday, September 2, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

irishsun Friday, August 30, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

asianage Friday, August 30, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “We will take this movement to new heights. I am glad this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

business-standard Friday, August 30, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

dnaindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

india Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand , our hockey wizard," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Today everybody knows that National Sports Day is on the day of Dhyan Chand's birthday. He was our pride for a long time. He was the first Indian to go global and made India proud. He was known as the hockey wizard. I'm extremely delighted and feel proud today that all the former Olympian hockey players together paid tribute to Chand," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very happy to see two young tennis players Prajnesh and Sumit exceedingly displaying their talents in the US Open. I think they have a great future ahead," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm very happy to see two young players Prajnesh and Sumit, exceedingly they have displayed their talents in the US Open. I think they have a great future ahead," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Indian cricket and Delhi cricket have been closely associated with Arun Jaitley. As a sports minister, I would like to say that DDCA has taken the right decision by deciding to rename Feroz Shah Kotla to Arun Jaitley Stadium. I will go to the program which will be arranged and it will be the right tribute to Arun Jaitley," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have felicitated everyone who have returned from the BWF World Championships. This was the first time, that we had the cheques ready before the players arrived in Delhi. I believe the government should help players in every way possible," "PV Sindhu was also awarded 10 lakhs, Sai Praneeth was given four lakhs for winning a bronze medal in BWF World Championships," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Para-Athletes who have returned from badminton championships have also been awarded. Players winning gold have been awarded 20 lakhs, players who have won gold in the doubles event, have been awarded 15 lakhs each," "All the para-athletes were very happy. The Narendra Modi-government is adamant on working hard and we will encourage every athlete in the country," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We want to ensure that all athletes are provided with the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country, they deserve to be rewarded for their hard work,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 27, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are provided the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country, they deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The officials of IOA met me and apprised me about the ongoing issues in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where shooting has been dropped. The possibility of India's boycott was also raised before me," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asserted : "But before that we should be ready, we should be able to make the whole world understand that India is capable of hosting. It must be done at an appropriate time," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Without the government's sanction, there cannot be any bilateral series between India and Pakistan. But when it comes to international multi-sport events, the government has no say on that," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "No doubt it is a setback but I just visited the laboratory and had a detailed review and we will take urgent corrective steps which are technical in nature. We will manage," External link

firstpost Monday, August 26, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "No doubt it is a setback but I just visited the laboratory and had a detailed review and we will take urgent corrective steps which are technical in nature. We will manage," External link

news18 Monday, August 26, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “PV Sindhu beats Chen Yu Fei of China 21-7, 21-14 to create history by reaching the final of the BWF World Championships 2019 for the 3rd consecutive time,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken congnizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, Wada has taken this stance. We will appeal against this ban and the process of appeal is already underway,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken cognizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, WADA has taken this stance," External link

firstpost Friday, August 23, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken cognizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, WADA has taken this stance,” External link

Hindu Friday, August 23, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “At a time when Government of India under the leadership of Hon. Prime Minister is getting set to launch the game-changing initiative ‘The Fit India Movement’, it is heartening to know corporate entities are backing a talent hunt initiative that involves young athletes from nearly 500 districts of India,” “NIDJAM will be a good model for all other disciplines to follow as well. I congratulate the Athletics Federation of India on their good work and I am certain this partnership with Nestle Milo will further strengthen the program and its outcome will be visible to all,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "On the auspicious occasion of 73rd Independence Day I would like to extend my warm greetings to all the fellow Indians especially the ATHLETES and YOUTHS of India for their contributions in building a #NewIndia," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “This policy will be introduced after consultations with various sports organisations and the private sector,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "This policy will be introduced after consultations with various sports organisations and the private sector," External link

nampa Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already made it clear. Any bilateral match with Pakistan will have to get clearance from the government but if it is a multilateral event organised by international bodies, then we cannot take our own isolated stand," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 12, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 12, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body," External link

firstpost Monday, August 12, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body," External link

news18 Monday, August 12, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I have already made it clear. Any bilateral match with Pakistan will have to get clearance from the government but if it is a multilateral event organised by international bodies then we cannot take our own isolated stand. We have to be very clear," External link

irishsun Monday, August 12, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Any bilateral match with Pakistan must have a political sanction, otherwise I just cannot go on commenting on every match. The security issue is completely different from the issue of the game," External link

irishsun Monday, August 12, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Tennis Association ) : “If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 12, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Babita Phogat ) : “All of you have seen and heard of Babita Phogat’s achievements. Babita is an inspiration for the youth of India. She can continue wrestling even after joining the party. She will work for the party, work for the country, but will continue to be associated with the sport of wrestling,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 12, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : “Negotiating the rugged terrain gives you the impetus,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 12, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Davis Cup is not a bilateral event, we must understand this," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will organise national integration camps in J&K and better sports infrastructure will be provided in Ladakh. We have also decided to recognise Ice Hockey in Ladakh," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I don't want any issues or matter to remain unresolved. All the differences must be resolved amicably because I believe in clean and transparent governance in Sports in the interest of the sports and sports persons," External link

business-standard Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “I don’t want any issues or matter to remain unresolved. All the differences must be resolved amicably because I believe in clean and transparent governance in Sports in the interest of the sports and sports persons,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “I don’t want any issues or matter to remain unresolved. All the differences must be resolved amicably because I believe in clean and transparent governance in Sports in the interest of the sports and sports persons,” External link

Hindu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is absolutely true that raw talent in rural areas is very high. We initiated programs like Khelo India to identify young talents in rural areas. We are training more than 14,000 players all over the country in different centres. We are focusing on the rural talent and hope that they will get an Olympic medal for the country in future," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Dharma-Dhamma conference will act as a platform for the Hindu and Buddhist thinkers to express their views. I am very happy that the conference is being hosted by India which will benefit the international community as well," "The Nalanda University is a symbol of India's pride and it is indeed a matter of honour for the university to be part of this international conference," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "And once we qualify, our target will be to win medals. In Rio Olympics we got just a silver and a bronze. After that the Hon'ble Prime Minister has formed a task force, whose recommendations we have got," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 26, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju replied : "I have taken note of the issue @Phogat_Vinesh and found that the fault was in a transformer outside SAI centre. SAI officials have been present at the spot since morning to oversee the repair works and power has been restored," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 19, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Baby League sounds very cute to me. The actual scouting has to start from a very young age. I have been explained how it's planned by the AIFF. I'm really interested to see the result of that. We'll look to put more emphasis on the Golden Baby League tournament," External link

business-standard Friday, July 19, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I must compliment the women’s team for rising to 57 in the FIFA rankings recently. That’s a huge jump. I’m very confident that the standard of the women’s team will rise further,” External link

india Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have seen certain improvements in our men's as well as women's football in recent times. From the sports ministry, we will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible to scout, and nurture young talents as well as for the professional training, and other events," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : "The ministry of sports will provide whatever is required for better training, coaching, facilities, and other demands and requirements whichever will be placed by the AIFF. We'll always be there," "I'm very enthusiastic about supporting any kind of sport in India, and football is very special for me," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I must compliment the women's team for rising to 57 in the FIFA rankings recently. That's a huge jump. I'm very confident that the standard of the women's team will rise further," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "In 2018-2019, out of a total of 4,348, 187 athletes were tested positive while in 2017-18 out of 3,822 only 74 were tested positive" External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have seen certain improvements in our men's as well as women's football in recent times. From the sports ministry, we will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible to scout, and nurture young talents as well as for the professional training, and other events," External link

news18 Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : "The ministry of sports will provide whatever is required for better training, coaching, facilities, and other demands and requirements whichever will be placed by the AIFF. We'll always be there," "I'm very enthusiastic about supporting any kind of sport in India, and football is very special for me," External link

news18 Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I must compliment the women's team for rising to 57 in the FIFA rankings recently. That's a huge jump. I'm very confident that the standard of the women's team will rise further," External link

news18 Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are bringing in changes that will allow early selection of players from across the country, good coaching facilities, adequate nutritional support and regular checks of sports facilities. We hope that in the upcoming international games, India will better its medal tally,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Rohan Bopanna ) : "Today I gave awards to Bopanna and Mandhana as they missed during the award distribution ceremony last year due to their international events," External link

mid-day Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Good performances in tournaments are good signs. India can become the weightlifting powerhouse in the coming days," "We can have a very close competition with China and North Korea. India has the potential and I want that we should be at the top and get number of medals in the Olympics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Football is the biggest game actually in terms of popularity, in terms of reach, in terms of the size. So India has to put in a lot of efforts for the growth of football," External link

business-standard Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Now we have seen certain improvement in both women and men. Women football in India is having more potential at this point of time but men also should not lag behind," External link

business-standard Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We saw many para athletes here at SAI centre. For high performance training, we are going to open a centre at SAI Gandhinagar with a special focus on para athletes. The centre will focus on performance enhancement of para athletes in four disciplines--athletics, power lifting, swimming and badminton," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 13, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Facilities of regular athletes (at the SAI centre here) will be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities. We have also sanctioned two hostels, each with a capacity of 300. We will lay foundation stone for a hostel in a month and half. Another hostel will also come up soon," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 13, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We saw many para athletes here at SAI centre. For high performance training, we are going to open a centre at SAI Gandhinagar with a special focus on para athletes. The centre will focus on performance enhancement of para athletes in four disciplines--athletics, power lifting, swimming and badminton," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Facilities of regular athletes (at the SAI centre here) will be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities. We have also sanctioned two hostels, each with a capacity of 300. We will lay foundation stone for a hostel in a month and half. Another hostel will also come up soon," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT



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Kiren Rijiju says : "Protests going on in northeast, there are concerns, but those have been addressed by govt," External link

outlookindia Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about These Games ) : "Going forward, we will have will have a structured cash reward policy for medallists in South Asian Games, like we have it for other multi-sporting events like the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games," External link

firstpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I will not be satisfied with a couple of medals in the Olympics” External link

Hindu Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The High Court was not properly briefed, that is why this ruling has come. I have told the secretary to file another affidavit," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Concerns of the indigenous people from the North-eastern region has been and will be addressed. It is the commitment given by Home Minister Amit Shah under the supervision of visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "From my Ministry, we have written to the Home Ministry asking for certain relaxations in norms for the pro shooters, so that they can own multiple guns after attaining license so that they keep practising shooting for various competitions," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is one more issue which NRAI has requested from me and I am discussing it with the Home Ministry. The Bill is already tabled in the Parliament, so whatever changes have to be done in the provision of the Act, it has to be done in Parliament," External link

business-standard Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Fit India school rating system as per certain parameters will enhance the image of the schools. KVs are ahead of other schools in promoting culture and sports along with education. Only fit people can make the nation fit,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This is also a great opportunity for us to showcase the culture and heritage of Assam in front of the world" External link

irishsun Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The Khelo India Youth Games is one of the most empowering initiatives of the Indian Government that hopes to not only give a platform to youngsters from all over the country to make a future in sport, but also to build India into a sporting nation,” External link

Hindu Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We don't want out athletes to compete under neutral flag. The national sports federations must not do anything that leads to suspension," "There should not be any factions. All the federations have to come together and we are willing to help all" External link

firstpost Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Since the day I took over, I have been meeting athletes and trying to help. We have record number of Olympic quota this time. We have world-class athletes and a few are really strong contenders," External link

firstpost Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We don't want out athletes to compete under neutral flag. The National Sports Federations must not do anything that leads to suspension," "There should not be any factions. All the federations have to come together and we are willing to help all" External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Since the day I took over, I have been meeting athletes and trying to help. We have record number of Olympic quota this time. We have world class athletes and a few are really strong contenders," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "The report card that I have received from Kendriya Vidyalayas, on their observance of fitness activities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement, has been the most encouraging amongst all schools," "There should be a technical evaluation and progressive report cards for fitness in schools because it is a very important part of a student's life. We want to see our children fit. Fit children are the future of our nation," External link

firstpost Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Having a Fit India week in the month of November and December should be made mandatory across all schools. Fitness is a very important part of a student's life and as we look at integrating physical activity into the curriculum, we should find ways on how to devise a marking system for it," External link

firstpost Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The report card that I have received from Kendriya Vidyalayas, on their observance of fitness activities after the Prime Minister launched the Fit India Movement, has been the most encouraging amongst all schools," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There should be a technical evaluation and a progressive report cards for fitness in schools because it is a very important part of a student's life. We want to see our children fit. Fit children are the future of our nation," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Having a Fit India week in the month of November and December should be made mandatory across all schools. Fitness is a very important part of a student's life and as we look at integrating physical activity into the curriculum, we should find ways on how to devise a marking system for it," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Citizens need to be fit. The activity doesn’t mean sitting on your laptop and playing games, but going outdoors and sweating it out. Physical fitness is important not just for youngsters, but for people of all ages,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The ranking system will help parents understand if a school attaches importance to fitness activities or not" External link

business-standard Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Inculcating the habit to stay fit from a young age leads to children being not just physically healthy, but gives them mental sharpness and focus too. When our children are fit, India is bound to turn into a fit country. It is a behavioural change that we strive to bring about," External link

business-standard Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We will form a committee for the Sports Code. This committee will be very credible. After the recommendation of the committee, I can say anything. We will bring the Sports Code, which will be acceptable to all. We cannot ignore anyone from the society," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "IOA said they don't accept the old draft of Sports Code. So we will bring a new draft. After the consultation of all, we will bring a new Sports Code," "Since I assumed the office, I have informed all the federations not to indulge in any kind of unnecessary fight, which has a negative impact on sports and athletes. I don't want any sports federation to act like this and get suspended," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very excited to see our para-athletes performing exceedingly well in the world championship. In Olympics and in other events also, our para-athletes do very well not only in athletics but in other sports as well," "In recent performances, they are doing very good. It is very special for us. From the government side, we have decided to extend all possible help to all the four categories, the regular Olympics, the Paralympics deaf, Special Olympics, and Paralympics," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "See, a CGF delegate met me but the decision can't be taken there. I have conveyed my thoughts to them. Now they will discuss the issues in the CGF council. Then they will see what can be done. India's voice can't be ignored," External link

irishsun Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "On behalf of the country, the ministry and the government, we salute you for the show. We have made sure to reward you with financial support on time. I hope in the future you continue winning medals for the country. We are also looking at ways to improve your training and we'll extend all possible help," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "On behalf of the country, the ministry and the government, we salute you for the show. We have made sure to reward you with the financial support on time," External link

business-standard Monday, November 18, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is emerging fast as a sporting powerhouse. Every player comes from a state. Some states are playing a very pro-active role when it comes to sports, priority should be given. We have a dream that India finishes in top-ten of the medal tally in 2028 Olympics," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is very important that we sit together and decide on our future course of action. If we work as a team, then we can achieve a lot. There are over 80 lakh volunteers working in different programmes of the Centre," "The ministry has large human capital at their disposal. On October 2, we did a plogging run and over 24 lakh volunteers participated in it. It was one of the largest human participation in the world, it was huge. We should realise our strength," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "PM Modi has launched a few big programmes. Among those, one is Fit India. Wherever I go, everybody is talking about fitness. The young population must be fit, but our rating in the World Fitness Index is not very encouraging. Fit India Movement should become a citizen's movement, and it will become that when every state government adopts it," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is emerging fast as a sporting powerhouse. Every player comes from a state. Some states are playing a very pro-active role when it comes to sports, priority should be given. We have a dream that India finishes in top-ten of the medal tally in 2028 Olympics," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is very important that we sit together and decide on our future course of action. If we work as a team, then we can achieve a lot. There are over 80 lakh volunteers working in different programmes of the Centre," "The ministry has large human capital at their disposal. On October 2, we did a plogging run and over 24 lakh volunteers participated in it. It was one of the largest human participation in the world, it was huge. We should realise our strength," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "PM Modi has launched a few big programmes. Among those, one is Fit India. Wherever I go, everybody is talking about fitness. The young population must be fit, but our rating in the World Fitness Index is not very encouraging. Fit India Movement should become a citizen's movement, and it will become that when every state government adopts it," External link

business-standard Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Louise Martin ) : "We understand that shooting is an optional sport at the Commonwealth Games, but we had expressed our concern on the sport being excluded and the issue has been well received by the Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I had written a letter to my counter-part in the UK, I got a reply. Today, the Commonwealth Games Federation President and the team will meet me. I will tell them India is a very, very important member of the Commonwealth nations. Especially, in the Commonwealth Games Federation, India's interest and India's position should be taken into consideration. I will put across my views, let us see what happens," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am extremely delighted that our four Wushu players have won medals from the World Championship which was held in Shanghai. I am extremely satisfied that for the first time, our players could manage four medals which shows that India has a bright future," "Wushu is a medal prospect for India in the future Olympics. That is why the Sports Authority of India will try to assist and coordinate with the federation and create better infrastructure for training," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very happy to know that CBSE has decided to celebrate Fitness Week in all its affiliated schools. The Fit India Movement, envisioned by Honourable PM, is the need of the hour and we must make every effort to inculcate fitness habits in Indians from an early age. The Sports Ministry is in talks with education departments of all state governments and we will soon finalise the plan to observe Fitness Week in schools across the country in the last week of November," External link

business-standard Friday, November 8, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Being a cop is a thankless job. But they don’t do it for thanks. Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They are damned if they do and damned even if they don’t. What gets lost in all the anti-police rhetoric is the family left at home while a policeman serves,” External link

india Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Being a cop is a thankless job. But they don’t do it for thanks. Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They are damned if they do and damned even if they don’t. What gets lost in all the anti-police rhetoric is the family left at home while a policeman serves” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : “I would like to make it very clear; All organisations must ensure integrity of Sports. Transparency, fairness and equity in the sport world is a basic condition necessary to enhance opportunities for everyone to participate. There should be no scope for manipulation” External link

expressindia Monday, November 4, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “We are going to launch women football league, most probably next month. We are ready with the format and it will be one of the most extensive football programmes in the country and it will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development,” External link

india Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are going to launch women football league, most probably next month. We are ready with the format and it will be one of the most extensive football programmes in the country and it will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development," External link

news18 Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “I have come here to cheer and encourage both the men’s and women’s hockey teams in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Hopefully, India will revive its lost glory in hockey,” External link

india Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I have come here to cheer and encourage both the men's and women's hockey teams in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Hopefully, India will revive its lost glory in hockey," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I have come to Bhubaneswar to cheer and encourage both men's and women's teams in the Olympic qualifier match. Hopefully, India will revive its lost glory in hockey," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "I am extremely hopeful that this time both men and women will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Secondly, I am very impressed with the way in which the Odisha government is supporting sports. Odisha government, for the last so many years, has taken tremendous initiatives to encourage various sports disciplines. So, these kinds of important international matches are awarded on the basis of the support extended by the local government," External link

business-standard Friday, November 1, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, sports will become a part of education and the CBSE is preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Prime Minister ( Narendra Modi ) has already announced setting up a Board for Sports Education. Now, under the new education policy, sports will become a part of education and the CBSE is preparing a system to ensure sports becomes a substantial part of education,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are very committed to ensuring, that all kinds of activities within the sports must be corruption free," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sport is a field where you must be able to provide equal opportunity to everyone," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are very committed to ensure all kind of activities within the sports. Sports world must be corruption free, we want clean sports free form drugs, doping, and corruption and free from untoward incidents. Sports is a field where you must be able to provide equal platform opportunity to everyone. We will run Sports Authority of India with full efficiency and commitment without any corruption," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "That is not our role, one should not make too much issue out of this. I don't know why people want to intervene and talk about this issue," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The issue is not for public debate, this is for the federation to take a call. Every organisation has rules and regulations and the minister should not be intervening in every issue," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Well, exit polls are showing a clear victory for BJP which is very good, the country is moving in the right direction and under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, India is marching ahead," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : "They are claiming for their own position as per the rules and BFI will take care of it. Why should we unnecessarily create a debate on that? This not an issue for public debate, this is the federation call to take. Every organisation has rules and regulations minister should not be intervening in every issue" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Well, exit polls are showing a clear victory for BJP which is very good, the country is moving in the right direction and under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, India is marching ahead," External link

asianage Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : "They are claiming for their own position as per the rules and BFI will take care of it. Why should we unnecessarily create a debate on that? This not an issue for public debate, this is the federation call to take. Every organisation has rules and regulations minister should not be intervening in every issue" External link

asianage Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Well, exit polls are showing a clear victory for BJP which is very good, the country is moving in the right direction and under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, India is marching ahead," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju stated : "They are claiming for their own position as per the rules and BFI will take care of it. Why should we unnecessarily create a debate on that? This not an issue for public debate, this is the federation call to take. Every organisation has rules and regulations minister should not be intervening in every issue" External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “It is a very exciting moment for all of us to see that Delhi Marathon has grown so big. Over the years, Delhi Half Marathon has been peaking up and 40,000 people running on the streets of Delhi early morning,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We Indians are also now coming up and have seen today's marathon, some of our Indian marathon runners are absolutely running shoulder-to-shoulder with the international runners. Of course, I'm more excited to see the old, specially-abled, and kids also," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is a very exciting moment for all of us to see that Delhi Marathon has grown so big. Over the years, Delhi Half Marathon has been peaking up and 40,000 people running on the streets of Delhi early morning. It's a moment what we are waiting for," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We Indians are also now coming up and have seen today's marathon, some of our Indian marathon runners are absolutely running shoulder-to-shoulder with the international runners. Of course, I'm more excited to see the old, specially-abled, and kids also," External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is a very exciting moment for all of us to see that Delhi Marathon has grown so big. Over the years, Delhi Half Marathon has been peaking up and 40,000 people running on the streets of Delhi early morning. It's a moment what we are waiting for," External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Four medals have been a record for India. It has brought a kind of revolution for Indian boxing history as well as it has inspired other arenas (of sports) also. Which is really good," External link

business-standard Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:27:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have to understand one thing, government can't dictate the federations or get involved in the process of selection," External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Yesterday I got information that court has given certain direction. I have told the sports federation, 'don't create a situation where people go to the court'. Like Archery association is de-recognised, there is a problem with Gymnastic Federation. " External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have to understand one thing, govt can’t dictate the federations or get involved in the process of selection,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I’ll surely convey to Boxing Federation to take the best decision keeping in mind the best interest of the NATION, SPORTS & ATHLETES. Although, Minister should not be involved in the selection of the players by the Sports Federations which are autonomous as per OLYMPIC CHARTER,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 18, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Ministry has at its disposal some of the best sporting infrastructure of the country, and needs to be utilised for the benefit of promoting the sporting culture and ecosystem in the country," "The intention of the ministry is to increase use of existing sports infrastructure by 3 times in the next 3 months. I am sure this step will not only promote fitness, but will also prompt more youngsters to compete in sport and help us identify more talent for the country," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Sports Ministry is going all out to promote the Fit India Movement, which has been envisioned by our Honourable Prime Minister. In India, there aren't enough playfields where children and those interested in fitness and sports can pursue a sport. The Sports Ministry has at its disposal some of the best sporting infrastructure of the country, and needs to be utilised for the benefit of promoting the sporting culture and ecosystem in the country," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "Sports Code is just a part of one thing which we consider as important but our main purpose is to promote sports. With regard to Sports Code, we have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue, this is an issue related to policy, so an expert committee will look into it at an appropriate time," "Along with the Indian Olympic Association, we will form an expert committee which will take a call but not now. We didn't deliberate on the issue in today's meeting. We deliberated on the promotions of sports and Olympic preparation," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asked : "We can't single out any profession with regards to governance of the sport. It would be wrong to say that businessmen cannot take part in sports federations or politicians and officers cannot take part then who will run sport?" "It is not about the profession it is about how suitable one is to run the sports federation. We cannot single out any person of any background. What is in the best interest of sport will be put in the Sports Code" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There is something called sovereignty. Can anything function out of that?" External link

newindianexpress Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "Sports Code is just a part of one thing which we consider as important but our main purpose is to promote sports. With regard to Sports Code, we have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue, this is an issue related to policy, so an expert committee will look into it at an appropriate time," "Along with the Indian Olympic Association, we will form an expert committee which will take a call but not now. We didn't deliberate on the issue in today's meeting. We deliberated on the promotions of sports and Olympic preparation," External link

news18 Friday, October 11, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asked : "We can't single out any profession with regards to governance of the sport. It would be wrong to say that businessmen cannot take part in sports federations or politicians and officers cannot take part then who will run sport?" "It is not about the profession it is about how suitable one is to run the sports federation. We cannot single out any person of any background. What is in the best interest of sport will be put in the Sports Code" External link

news18 Friday, October 11, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There is something called sovereignty. Can anything function out of that?" External link

news18 Friday, October 11, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Sports code is just a part of one of the things which we consider important but our purpose is to promote sports, with regards to sports code. We have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue and related to the policy. So, an expert committee will look into it along with IOA and committee. We will take a call at an appropriate time. We did not deliberate on the issue today we deliberated on the issues of promoting sports and Olympic preparation," External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We have already taken a decision that this is a technical issue, an issue related to policy and an expert committee will look into it at an appropriate time, along with the IOA. We will come up with appropriate decisions concerning all issues and all interests of all parties. We discussed our preparation for the Olympics,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 11, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "For this to happen, we have to create a situation where controversy does not arise at all," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We are going to have a very engaging discussion with the NSF and the IOA. We will work out certain modalities. We have to find a solution. The government along with stakeholders has to come together and find a way forward, which is beneficial for the country and the sports," "The objective is the interest of the sports must be kept in mind when we take any decision. The interest of the players is something which is an important thing. If we make a decision and if it is not in the interest of the sports, then there is no point," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "There is no middle path. We are together. What I am going to take as a final call is something on the basis of the consensus, the inputs from all the stakeholders including the IOA and the sports federation," External link

irishsun Friday, October 11, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asked : "We can't single out any profession with regards to governance of the sport. It would be wrong to say that businessmen cannot take part in sports federations or politicians and officers cannot take part then who will run sport?" "It is not about the profession it is about how suitable one is to run the sports federation. We cannot single out any person of any background. What is in the best interest of sport will be put in the Sports Code" External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There is something called sovereignty. Can anything function out of that?" External link

business-standard Friday, October 11, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “It is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes. India House will represent the idea of India and showcase its soft power,” External link

newindianexpress Friday, October 11, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Mary Kom ) : "The way Mary Kom has shown her commitment towards the sports after becoming a mother of three children it is a big message to sports," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The India House at the 2020 Olympics is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a sports champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes at the Olympics. The India House will represent the idea of India at the Tokyo Games," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our country is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2022 or 2024, we will be in top three in many fields in the next four-five years. There is no reason why we cannot do well in Olympics," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The governments, administrators, federations and industry have to deliver. The results will follow," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The nations which are sporting powers have sports culture in them, and playing games comes naturally to their citizens and children. But in India, this was not true, but now the time has come to change," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The India House at the 2020 Olympics is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a sports champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes at the Olympics. The India House will represent the idea of India at the Tokyo Games," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The India House at the 2020 Olympics is an amazing concept. We need a team to produce a sports champion. We have to create the right ambience for our athletes at the Olympics. The India House will represent the idea of India at the Tokyo Games," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our country is set to become the third-largest economy in the world by 2022 or 2024, we will be in the top three in many fields in the next four-five years. There is no reason why we cannot do well in Olympics," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The governments, administrators, federations, and industry have to deliver. The results will follow," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The nations which are sporting powers have sports culture in them, and playing games comes naturally to their citizens and children. But in India, this was not true, but now the time has come to change," External link

firstpost Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sporting culture has to become a way of life. India is aspiring to be a global leader, and we are already doing well economically, politically, and spiritually. India's rise will be complete and further consolidated if we become sports power. Now the time has come to change. Desired results cannot be achieved without developing a positive and conducive sports culture," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Changes are taking place. These cannot be achieved overnight. Sportspersons have started getting livelihood, recognition and respect because of their achievements. We have to change our outlook. Regressive slogans can't encourage people to accept sports as a way of life. Cricket has become very popular in the country and it is being played in every nook and corner of the country," "The government has a catalyst role only, which it is doing to its best. The sports ministry is doing needful to provide world-class facilities to the athletes," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The PM recently launched the Fit India Movement, and it has become a people's movement. Recently, on the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti, there was unprecedented participation of people in plogging, who ran and collected the plastic garbage on the way. The world community is looking forward to India, and the government, as well as the industry, has to play a pro-active role in it. We have to take fitness programme forward to all the parts of the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Some of the private sector companies have world-class sports facilities in their area and are also promoting and harnessing the talent at remote areas. Good ideas for sports promotion can come for anyone, and the government is willing to accept and implement them. Why should the country be settling for a few medals in international events, why cannot India aspire to be among the top medal winners in Olympics, 4 to 8 years down the line," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Mary Kom ) : "The way Mary Kom has shown her commitment towards the sports after becoming a mother of three children it is a big message to sports," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Sporting culture has to become a way of life. India is aspiring to be a global leader, and we are already doing well economically, politically, and spiritually. India's rise will be complete and further consolidated if we become sports power. Now the time has come to change. Desired results cannot be achieved without developing a positive and conducive sports culture," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Changes are taking place. These cannot be achieved overnight. Sportspersons have started getting livelihood, recognition and respect because of their achievements. We have to change our outlook. Regressive slogans can't encourage people to accept sports as a way of life. Cricket has become very popular in the country and it is being played in every nook and corner of the country," "The government has a catalyst role only, which it is doing to its best. The sports ministry is doing needful to provide world-class facilities to the athletes," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The PM recently launched the Fit India Movement, and it has become a people's movement. Recently, on the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti, there was unprecedented participation of people in plogging, who ran and collected the plastic garbage on the way. The world community is looking forward to India, and the government, as well as the industry, has to play a pro-active role in it. We have to take fitness programme forward to all the parts of the country," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Some of the private sector companies have world-class sports facilities in their area and are also promoting and harnessing the talent at remote areas. Good ideas for sports promotion can come for anyone, and the government is willing to accept and implement them. Why should the country be settling for a few medals in international events, why cannot India aspire to be among the top medal winners in Olympics, 4 to 8 years down the line," External link

irishsun Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The Sports Summit is going to draw large attention and will generate huge interest among the stakeholders. It will do a commendable job in terms of promotion of sports in the country," External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We require to create an industry which is resourceful for sports. Any industry without resources will not succeed. Sports need money, money for the promotion of sports, money for creating a career option for the sportsperson and to make sports glamorous" External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "More or less, people are confined to cricket. Many other sports are important and popular but these don't get the required attention or importance in India which is unacceptable, especially the Olympic sports must be given due recognition by the society," "To make sports sustainable, society as a whole needs to come together and for that, the initiatives of corporates are vital. That is why the Sports summit is being organised," External link

business-standard Monday, October 7, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The Sports Summit is going to draw large attention and will generate huge interest among the stakeholders. It will do a commendable job in terms of promotion of sports in the country," External link

dnaindia Monday, October 7, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We require to create an industry which is resourceful for sports. Any industry without resources will not succeed. Sports need money, money for the promotion of sports, money for creating a career option for the sportsperson and to make sports glamorous" External link

dnaindia Monday, October 7, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "More or less, people are confined to cricket. Many other sports are important and popular but these don't get the required attention or importance in India which is unacceptable, especially the Olympic sports must be given due recognition by the society," "To make sports sustainable, society as a whole needs to come together and for that, the initiatives of corporates are vital. That is why the Sports summit is being organised," External link

dnaindia Monday, October 7, 2019 7:29:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 7, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 7, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, October 7, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 7, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully,” External link

india Monday, October 7, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are looking forward to promoting sports in India, basketball is one of the sports which can become very popular in India. So, NBA coming and having their event in India is itself a big event," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "It is one of the most important sports globally. So, it is good that it grows its importance in India," External link

business-standard Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Bharat Abhiyaan ) : "We are merging Fit India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. When the entire country works towards a goal only then the impact will be big. It is not just a one-day activity, Fit India is a movement, and we will keep doing fitness and cleanliness related activities throughout the year," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added ( about Assam Rifles ) : "Sports centers can be taken over by security forces (BSF, CRPF, Assam Rifles, ITBP). The security forces, they have some discipline in their culture, so they can create better sports culture there. My only objective is to increase the sports facilities, sports culture and performance," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, September 30, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "First of all, it is very exciting to see how the citizens are coming forward to participate in the Fit India Movement and for the Plogging Run on October 2nd. On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we need to do something big, and the biggest thing would be 'swachata'--cleanliness. PM Modi has already stated that we have to make India clean to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. On October 2nd, we will run, but we want people to pick up all plastic along the way and keep it where it actually belongs," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have a leader in a form of Modji who has given a dream to the people of this country, a dream where India will be prosperous, a dream where every Indian will be fit. It's very heartening to see that on the basis of our PM, people are participating in Fit India movement in a massive manner," "If we don't make our country clean then the dream of every Indian to make India a powerful and beautiful country will not be successful. People organise many events but we should keep in our mind that every event must be people-friendly and environment-friendly. If you do a good event but it is not environment-friendly then there is no point," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This will be taken care of, whatever we need to we will do, there is no urgency to make timeline but we must act on the basis of need and things will be done as per the need of the time" External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I totally stand with the rifle association of India as well as the IOA. The sentiments are fully justified. The Commonwealth organising committee or the executive council did not take into account the sentiments of India. Every decision taken will be in the interest of country and sportspersons. We will take an appropriate call," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : "First of all, it is very exciting to see how the citizens are coming forward to participate in the Fit India Movement and for the Plogging Run on October 2nd. On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we need to do something big, and the biggest thing would be cleanliness. On October 2nd, we will run, but we want people to pick up all plastic along the way and keep it where it actually belongs," "People are participating in the Fit India Movement in large numbers. We have received a response from all age groups in the country. People have responded very well to the movement and it makes me believe that it will be a universal initiative. If the movement is successful, it will lead to better sports culture in the country," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Union Sports Ministry ) : "We are planning to work out the best possible way of managing the SAI Sports Centres. Some of them are not in good shape, some of them can be given to the Indian army for better management. We need to enhance the facility, create infrastructure and do more talent scouting," "These are not only the matters related to the sports ministry. Whatever public money we have, needs to be managed in a prudent manner and there should be transparency in each organisation," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 30, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "First of all, it is very exciting to see how the citizens are coming forward to participate in the Fit India Movement and for the Plogging Run on October 2nd. On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we need to do something big, and the biggest thing would be 'swachata'--cleanliness. PM Modi has already stated that we have to make India clean to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. On October 2nd, we will run, but we want people to pick up all plastic along the way and keep it where it actually belongs," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have a leader in a form of Modji who has given a dream to the people of this country, a dream where India will be prosperous, a dream where every Indian will be fit. It's very heartening to see that on the basis of our PM, people are participating in Fit India movement in a massive manner," "If we don't make our country clean then the dream of every Indian to make India a powerful and beautiful country will not be successful. People organise many events but we should keep in our mind that every event must be people-friendly and environment-friendly. If you do a good event but it is not environment-friendly then there is no point," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This will be taken care of, whatever we need to we will do, there is no urgency to make timeline but we must act on the basis of need and things will be done as per the need of the time" External link

timesofindia Monday, September 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “At this point in time it is difficult for me to make further comments. We will take a final call because this is a political issue,” External link

india Friday, September 27, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Olympics Association ) : "The Olympics is well on course and we hope that we will give the best ever Olympic performance," External link

business-standard Friday, September 27, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "At this point in time it is difficult for me to make further comments. We will take a final call because this is a political issue," External link

business-standard Friday, September 27, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "We are looking for better performance in the future. This coming Olympic 2020 Tokyo is going to be watershed and our wrestlers are prepared," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have just given the small token of amount as a reward but more than that it is the honour they have brought for the country," External link

irishsun Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is going to be a watershed moment and along with other disciplines our wrestling team will be one of the major force in Tokyo. I am happy with the management of wrestling, the efforts of the coaches and entire technical support staff," "India have the capability to win many medals at Tokyo" External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is going to be a watershed moment and along with other disciplines, our wrestling team will be one of the major forces in Tokyo. I am happy with the management of wrestling, the efforts of the coaches and the entire technical support staff," "India has the capability to win many medals in Tokyo" External link

firstpost Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I am very proud of this historic performance by the Indian wrestling team where they won five medals and four Olympic quotas," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very proud of India's best-ever performance at the men's Boxing World Championship. I feel India has a great future in boxing. In fact, even those boxers who reached the quarterfinal stage need to be congratulated for their performances," External link

business-standard Monday, September 23, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The way he created champions from a small village, I laud his efforts," External link

dnaindia Monday, September 23, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “All State governments in the Northeast must come together for unified tourism policy. Otherwise, the region’s culture and natural assets would remain a potential without being exploited sustainably,” External link

thehindu Monday, September 23, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “All State governments in the Northeast must come together for unified tourism policy. Otherwise, the region’s culture and natural assets would remain a potential without being exploited sustainably,” External link

Hindu Monday, September 23, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standardising the training on a campus will enable athletes to attain much higher performances in their respective sport. " External link

news18 Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standardising the training on a campus will enable athletes to attain much higher performances in their respective sport. " External link

business-standard Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Standardising the training on a campus will enable athletes to attain much higher performances in their respective sport. " External link

firstpost Saturday, September 21, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This video is only for Congress leaders. The Official Languages Act, 1963 and 'Hindi Diwas' started under Congress Govt. Now, what's the problem with Congress party? Let's respect all the languages of India and also accept Hindi as a unifying language of India," External link

business-standard Monday, September 16, 2019 9:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Yesterday, I met a number of young people from Jammu and Kashmir. They want to take part in sports. We are making plans for different cities and villages. Sabko saath lekar chalenge (we will take everyone along)," External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Yesterday, I met a number of young people from Jammu and Kashmir. They want to take part in sports. We are making plans for different cities and villages. Sabko saath lekar chalenge (we will take everyone along)," External link

business-standard Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "The Indian football team has improved its standard drastically. Sunil Chhetri was not there in the match, still, the team was able to draw their match against Qatar in the qualifying tournament. I wish Chhetri a speedy recovery. Football is the most popular sport in the world and India should look to cement their place as a strong force in the sport," External link

business-standard Friday, September 13, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Sunil Chhetri ) : "The Indian football team has improved its standard drastically. Sunil Chhetri was not there in the match, still, the team was able to draw their match against Qatar in the qualifying tournament. I wish Chhetri a speedy recovery. Football is the most popular sport in the world and India should look to cement their place as a strong force in the sport," External link

dnaindia Friday, September 13, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Prime Minister recently launched fit India movement and through this stage, I want to urge cricketers that you should spread Fit India movement everywhere so everyone in India stays healthy," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “The sort of infrastructure development that has been provided to encourage sports in Gujarat is something that I have not seen anywhere else in the country. We also plan to learn from the Khel Mahakumbh initiative of the state government,” External link

dnaindia Monday, September 9, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I have proposed to hold an all-India sports ministers’ conference in November at Kevadiya and Gujarat chief minister has agreed to it,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I'm extremely delighted to receive our shooting team as they come back from the World Cup. The amount of medals they brought for the country is commendable. I congratulate the entire members of the Indian shooting team," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "We are going to send the highest numbers of athletes in terms of participation in shooting for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We have already qualified for nine berths and there are possibilities for more. There are 12 categories in which we will be competing for Olympics and one of the highest prospects also remain in shooting," "I congratulate the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the athletes, and coaches for this outstanding performance. Now we are the best in the world, the only thing I'm looking forward is that this talent we have in shooting must reflect in the Olympics," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm very hopeful that the dedication, determination, and the hard work they are doing will bring medals for us in the Olympics and other international events. From the Ministry side, we will be taking care of all the needs of our players," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I'm extremely delighted to receive our shooting team as they come back from the World Cup. The amount of medals they brought for the country is commendable. I congratulate the entire members of the Indian shooting team," External link

irishsun Friday, September 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Association ) : "We are going to send the highest numbers of athletes in terms of participation in shooting for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We have already qualified for nine berths and there are possibilities for more. There are 12 categories in which we will be competing for Olympics and one of the highest prospects also remain in shooting," "I congratulate the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the athletes, and coaches for this outstanding performance. Now we are the best in the world, the only thing I'm looking forward is that this talent we have in shooting must reflect in the Olympics," External link

irishsun Friday, September 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm very hopeful that the dedication, determination, and the hard work they are doing will bring medals for us in the Olympics and other international events. From the Ministry side, we will be taking care of all the needs of our players," External link

irishsun Friday, September 6, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “The number of medals that our shooting team has won is commendable and I congratulate the entire team for the outstanding performance,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “WADA didn’t do the right thing by suspending NDTL. Being the chairman of NDTL, it is my responsibility. When I took over, I was told there were some issues but they were almost sorted and when they got sorted then they suspended it, so it is not right, we are appealing against it” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 6, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The number of medals that our shooting team has won is commendable and I congratulate the entire team for the outstanding performance," External link

firstpost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "WADA didn't do the right thing by suspending NDTL. Being the chairman of NDTL, it is my responsibility. When I took over, I was told there were some issues but they were almost sorted and when they got sorted then they suspended it, so it is not right, we are appealing against it" External link

firstpost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is one of the most important nations in the Commonwealth Games Federation and excluding shooting from 2022 has upset all of us. " External link

firstpost Friday, September 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The number of medals that our shooting team has won is commendable and I congratulate the entire team for the outstanding performance," External link

news18 Friday, September 6, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "WADA didn't do the right thing by suspending NDTL. Being the chairman of NDTL, it is my responsibility. When I took over, I was told there were some issues but they were almost sorted and when they got sorted then they suspended it, so it is not right, we are appealing against it" External link

news18 Friday, September 6, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "India is one of the most important nations in the Commonwealth Games Federation and excluding shooting from 2022 has upset all of us. " External link

news18 Friday, September 6, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "This incident is really very saddening. We would send a direction to all training centers of Sports Authority of India (SAI) and all the sports institutes in states that there should be a sensitisation programme for all the administrators and coaches." External link

irishsun Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Our motive is to create a sporting culture in the country. Our sports facilities should be at the world-class level so that in future athletes should find opportunities in sports. We are also trying to give jobs to athletes in public and private sectors," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “It seems the decision to exclude shooting is based on the premise that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue available for holding shooting events,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : “The Commonwealth of Nations comprises of 53 nations with a population of 2.4 billion. India alone has more than half of this. India has always been a strong votary and supporter of Commonwealth and would continue to do so,” “The Indian public takes keen interest in shooting. In a constructive gesture, the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has offered to share the cost for inclusion of shooting in Birmingham CWG,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "It seems the decision to exclude shooting is based on the premise that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue available for holding shooting events," External link

irishsun Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "It seems the decision to exclude shooting is based on the premise that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue available for holding shooting events," External link

afp-en Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "The Commonwealth of Nations comprises of 53 nations with a population of 2.4 billion. India alone has more than half of this. India has always been a strong votary and supporter of Commonwealth and would continue to do so," "The Indian public takes keen interest in shooting. In a constructive gesture, the International Shooting Federation (ISSF) has offered to share the cost for inclusion of shooting in Birmingham CWG," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:51:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Construction Corporation ) : “The agency which was initially awarded tender for the construction went bankrupt as such the construction company was acquired by another agency namely the National Project Construction Corporation Limited. The delay was all because of these technical reasons” External link

expressindia Monday, September 2, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

irishsun Friday, August 30, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

asianage Friday, August 30, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “We will take this movement to new heights. I am glad this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

business-standard Friday, August 30, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

dnaindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

india Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand , our hockey wizard," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : "We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Today everybody knows that National Sports Day is on the day of Dhyan Chand's birthday. He was our pride for a long time. He was the first Indian to go global and made India proud. He was known as the hockey wizard. I'm extremely delighted and feel proud today that all the former Olympian hockey players together paid tribute to Chand," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Dhyan Chand ) : “We will take this movement to new heights with the cooperation of my fellow Indians. I am so glad that this movement is being launched on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, our hockey wizard,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I am very happy to see two young tennis players Prajnesh and Sumit exceedingly displaying their talents in the US Open. I think they have a great future ahead," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I'm very happy to see two young players Prajnesh and Sumit, exceedingly they have displayed their talents in the US Open. I think they have a great future ahead," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "Indian cricket and Delhi cricket have been closely associated with Arun Jaitley. As a sports minister, I would like to say that DDCA has taken the right decision by deciding to rename Feroz Shah Kotla to Arun Jaitley Stadium. I will go to the program which will be arranged and it will be the right tribute to Arun Jaitley," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have felicitated everyone who have returned from the BWF World Championships. This was the first time, that we had the cheques ready before the players arrived in Delhi. I believe the government should help players in every way possible," "PV Sindhu was also awarded 10 lakhs, Sai Praneeth was given four lakhs for winning a bronze medal in BWF World Championships," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Para-Athletes who have returned from badminton championships have also been awarded. Players winning gold have been awarded 20 lakhs, players who have won gold in the doubles event, have been awarded 15 lakhs each," "All the para-athletes were very happy. The Narendra Modi-government is adamant on working hard and we will encourage every athlete in the country," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are meted out the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We want to ensure that all athletes are provided with the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country, they deserve to be rewarded for their hard work,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 27, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We want to ensure that all athletes are provided the same facilities by the government. The para-badminton team has performed very well and brought glory to the country, they deserve to be rewarded for their hard work," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "The officials of IOA met me and apprised me about the ongoing issues in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where shooting has been dropped. The possibility of India's boycott was also raised before me," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju asserted : "But before that we should be ready, we should be able to make the whole world understand that India is capable of hosting. It must be done at an appropriate time," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Without the government's sanction, there cannot be any bilateral series between India and Pakistan. But when it comes to international multi-sport events, the government has no say on that," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "No doubt it is a setback but I just visited the laboratory and had a detailed review and we will take urgent corrective steps which are technical in nature. We will manage," External link

firstpost Monday, August 26, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "No doubt it is a setback but I just visited the laboratory and had a detailed review and we will take urgent corrective steps which are technical in nature. We will manage," External link

news18 Monday, August 26, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “PV Sindhu beats Chen Yu Fei of China 21-7, 21-14 to create history by reaching the final of the BWF World Championships 2019 for the 3rd consecutive time,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken congnizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, Wada has taken this stance. We will appeal against this ban and the process of appeal is already underway,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken cognizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, WADA has taken this stance," External link

firstpost Friday, August 23, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken cognizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, WADA has taken this stance,” External link

Hindu Friday, August 23, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “At a time when Government of India under the leadership of Hon. Prime Minister is getting set to launch the game-changing initiative ‘The Fit India Movement’, it is heartening to know corporate entities are backing a talent hunt initiative that involves young athletes from nearly 500 districts of India,” “NIDJAM will be a good model for all other disciplines to follow as well. I congratulate the Athletics Federation of India on their good work and I am certain this partnership with Nestle Milo will further strengthen the program and its outcome will be visible to all,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju wrote : "On the auspicious occasion of 73rd Independence Day I would like to extend my warm greetings to all the fellow Indians especially the ATHLETES and YOUTHS of India for their contributions in building a #NewIndia," External link

business-standard Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “This policy will be introduced after consultations with various sports organisations and the private sector,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "This policy will be introduced after consultations with various sports organisations and the private sector," External link

nampa Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I have already made it clear. Any bilateral match with Pakistan will have to get clearance from the government but if it is a multilateral event organised by international bodies, then we cannot take our own isolated stand," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 12, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 12, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body," External link

firstpost Monday, August 12, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body," External link

news18 Monday, August 12, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I have already made it clear. Any bilateral match with Pakistan will have to get clearance from the government but if it is a multilateral event organised by international bodies then we cannot take our own isolated stand. We have to be very clear," External link

irishsun Monday, August 12, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Any bilateral match with Pakistan must have a political sanction, otherwise I just cannot go on commenting on every match. The security issue is completely different from the issue of the game," External link

irishsun Monday, August 12, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Tennis Association ) : “If it is a bilateral sporting event, then whether India will play with Pakistan becomes a political decision. But Davis Cup is not a bilateral and is organised by a world sporting body,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 12, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about Babita Phogat ) : “All of you have seen and heard of Babita Phogat’s achievements. Babita is an inspiration for the youth of India. She can continue wrestling even after joining the party. She will work for the party, work for the country, but will continue to be associated with the sport of wrestling,” External link

financialexpress Monday, August 12, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju says : “Negotiating the rugged terrain gives you the impetus,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 12, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Davis Cup is not a bilateral event, we must understand this," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We will organise national integration camps in J&K and better sports infrastructure will be provided in Ladakh. We have also decided to recognise Ice Hockey in Ladakh," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : "I don't want any issues or matter to remain unresolved. All the differences must be resolved amicably because I believe in clean and transparent governance in Sports in the interest of the sports and sports persons," External link

business-standard Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “I don’t want any issues or matter to remain unresolved. All the differences must be resolved amicably because I believe in clean and transparent governance in Sports in the interest of the sports and sports persons,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told : “I don’t want any issues or matter to remain unresolved. All the differences must be resolved amicably because I believe in clean and transparent governance in Sports in the interest of the sports and sports persons,” External link

Hindu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "It is absolutely true that raw talent in rural areas is very high. We initiated programs like Khelo India to identify young talents in rural areas. We are training more than 14,000 players all over the country in different centres. We are focusing on the rural talent and hope that they will get an Olympic medal for the country in future," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "The Dharma-Dhamma conference will act as a platform for the Hindu and Buddhist thinkers to express their views. I am very happy that the conference is being hosted by India which will benefit the international community as well," "The Nalanda University is a symbol of India's pride and it is indeed a matter of honour for the university to be part of this international conference," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "And once we qualify, our target will be to win medals. In Rio Olympics we got just a silver and a bronze. After that the Hon'ble Prime Minister has formed a task force, whose recommendations we have got," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 26, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju replied : "I have taken note of the issue @Phogat_Vinesh and found that the fault was in a transformer outside SAI centre. SAI officials have been present at the spot since morning to oversee the repair works and power has been restored," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 19, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Baby League sounds very cute to me. The actual scouting has to start from a very young age. I have been explained how it's planned by the AIFF. I'm really interested to see the result of that. We'll look to put more emphasis on the Golden Baby League tournament," External link

business-standard Friday, July 19, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “I must compliment the women’s team for rising to 57 in the FIFA rankings recently. That’s a huge jump. I’m very confident that the standard of the women’s team will rise further,” External link

india Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have seen certain improvements in our men's as well as women's football in recent times. From the sports ministry, we will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible to scout, and nurture young talents as well as for the professional training, and other events," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : "The ministry of sports will provide whatever is required for better training, coaching, facilities, and other demands and requirements whichever will be placed by the AIFF. We'll always be there," "I'm very enthusiastic about supporting any kind of sport in India, and football is very special for me," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I must compliment the women's team for rising to 57 in the FIFA rankings recently. That's a huge jump. I'm very confident that the standard of the women's team will rise further," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "In 2018-2019, out of a total of 4,348, 187 athletes were tested positive while in 2017-18 out of 3,822 only 74 were tested positive" External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We have seen certain improvements in our men's as well as women's football in recent times. From the sports ministry, we will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible to scout, and nurture young talents as well as for the professional training, and other events," External link

news18 Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said ( about India Football ) : "The ministry of sports will provide whatever is required for better training, coaching, facilities, and other demands and requirements whichever will be placed by the AIFF. We'll always be there," "I'm very enthusiastic about supporting any kind of sport in India, and football is very special for me," External link

news18 Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "I must compliment the women's team for rising to 57 in the FIFA rankings recently. That's a huge jump. I'm very confident that the standard of the women's team will rise further," External link

news18 Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : “We are bringing in changes that will allow early selection of players from across the country, good coaching facilities, adequate nutritional support and regular checks of sports facilities. We hope that in the upcoming international games, India will better its medal tally,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju told ( about Rohan Bopanna ) : "Today I gave awards to Bopanna and Mandhana as they missed during the award distribution ceremony last year due to their international events," External link

mid-day Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Good performances in tournaments are good signs. India can become the weightlifting powerhouse in the coming days," "We can have a very close competition with China and North Korea. India has the potential and I want that we should be at the top and get number of medals in the Olympics," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Football is the biggest game actually in terms of popularity, in terms of reach, in terms of the size. So India has to put in a lot of efforts for the growth of football," External link

business-standard Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju added : "Now we have seen certain improvement in both women and men. Women football in India is having more potential at this point of time but men also should not lag behind," External link

business-standard Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We saw many para athletes here at SAI centre. For high performance training, we are going to open a centre at SAI Gandhinagar with a special focus on para athletes. The centre will focus on performance enhancement of para athletes in four disciplines--athletics, power lifting, swimming and badminton," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 13, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Facilities of regular athletes (at the SAI centre here) will be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities. We have also sanctioned two hostels, each with a capacity of 300. We will lay foundation stone for a hostel in a month and half. Another hostel will also come up soon," External link

dnaindia Saturday, July 13, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "We saw many para athletes here at SAI centre. For high performance training, we are going to open a centre at SAI Gandhinagar with a special focus on para athletes. The centre will focus on performance enhancement of para athletes in four disciplines--athletics, power lifting, swimming and badminton," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Kiren Rijiju said : "Facilities of regular athletes (at the SAI centre here) will be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities. We have also sanctioned two hostels, each with a capacity of 300. We will lay foundation stone for a hostel in a month and half. Another hostel will also come up soon," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT



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secretary100.00%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Kiren RijijuEN94.48%
Kiren RijijuFR4.14%
Kiren RijijuPT0.92%
Kiren RijijuSA0.46%


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