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Rijiju plans to organise BRICS Games during Khelo India Games 2021

first_img 1 month ago Actively organise state-level Khelo India Games to identify talent: Kiren Rijiju to states FOLLOW US Suman Ray 2 weeks ago PV Sindhu, Hima Das among athletes who completed Kiren Rijiju’s Fit India Freedom Run 3 weeks ago Kiren Rijiju to launch Fit India Freedom Run on 14 August to promote fitness amid pandemic WATCH US LIVE First Published: 26th August, 2020 11:27 IST COMMENT Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV 1 month ago Respecting and accepting people from other regions key to national integrity: Kiren Rijiju 1 month ago Kiren Rijiju remembers late Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as Rafale jets touchdown WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 11:27 IST Rijiju Plans To Organise BRICS Games During Khelo India Games 2021 Union Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday informed that BRICS Games 2021 is being planned to held aligned with the Khelo India Games schedule. SUBSCRIBE TO US Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday informed that BRICS Games 2021 is being planned to held aligned with the Khelo India Games schedule.“BRICS Games 2021 will be held during the same time and at same venues as of Khelo India Games 2021 so that our players from various parts of the country who will gather for Khelo India Games will have the benefit and great opportunity of witnessing BRICS Games from close quarters. This will be a great morale booster and motivational moment for them,” Rijiju informed after he attended the meeting of Sports Ministers of the BRICS nations on Tuesday.’We will invite BRICS member countries’He also spoke about the importance of sport in improving the living standards and quality of life of citizens as well as of collaboration between BRICS nations in taking sport forward in the post-COVID-19 era. “During India’s 2021 Chairmanship of the BRICS, Sports and Games will be one of the deliverables. The Government of India organises annual sports competitions under the Khelo India Scheme. As we find ways to get over COVID-19, we are hopeful of organizing Khelo India Youth Games and Khelo India University Games in 2021. During Khelo India Youth Games 2021, we will invite BRICS member countries to showcase their traditional indigenous games during the inaugural or closing ceremony of Khelo India.”READ | Para badminton national coach shares his emotions after recommended for Dronacharya awardREAD | Hockey player Surender Kumar readmitted to hospital due to COVID-19 VT complicationStressing on the importance of building fitness and sporting culture to promote the well-being of citizens, Rijiju added, “One of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for UN Agenda 2030 is ‘to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages. To aligning sports activities and programmes with this SDG, the Government of India has taken several initiatives and launched schemes and programmes. To keep people healthy and fit, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, launched FIT INDIA Movement in August 2019. The main focus of the movement is to create awareness amongst Indians about the importance of fitness in daily life and showcasing the ease and simplicity of doing things which make us fit. For the Fit India Movement, the Government is playing the role of catalyst so that Fit India becomes a people’s movement. The movement has already gained great momentum in the last 1 year.”READ | Hope Ishant gets Khel Ratna & Padma awards one day: Coach Shravan KumarREAD | IPL 2020: Here’s Mumbai Indians’ 30-point bio-secure bubble breakdown; details last_img

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