Happy to see corporate India supporting sports: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (Full Speech)

17 October, 2017


Speaking at ASSOCHAM’s FIFA U – 17 World Cup, India – Industry Discussion and Felicitation Sessions in New Delhi, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore applauded India Inc for its unceasing support to sports in the country. The Minister also took out time to take about the Khelo India School games and Khelo India College Games that will be launched in December 2017 and January 2018 respectively. The Top 1000 athletes from the games will receive sponsorships worth Rs 5 lakh per annum for 8 years he added. These athletes will thus form a bench that will add to India's prowess in sports.

The Minister also spoke of the government's readiness to partner with anyone for the promotion of sports and in particular for the establishment of Centres of Excellence for Sports.