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India can win 100 Olympic medals by 2032: Rajyavardhan Rathore

India can win 100 Olympic medals by 2032: Rajyavardhan Rathore

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Published: 18 July 2019 1:03 PM GMT
Former Union Sports Minister and Silver medallist Olympian shooter, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday said with various steps taken by the government for promotion of sports and its infrastructure in the country in the last 5 years, winning 100 Olympic medals by 2032 could be a possibility. As per a report by PTI, Rathore joined the debate on Demands for Grants of Ministry of Youth and Affairs, and said the Khelo India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ushered a remarkable change in the arena of sports. He further expressed his gratitude to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the proposal to set up a National Sports Education Board (NSEB) during her budgetary announcements, he said, it will help widen the scope of Khelo India campaign. Besides, he said, the government has envisaged setting up of a sports school in every district. The Olympic medallist said there is no shortage of money for sports now with setting up of the National Sports Development Fund. He expressed hope that winning 100 medals in 2032 Olympic Games can be a reality with various steps taken by the government and pool of talents available across the country. Participating in the debate Danish Ali (BSP) asked the government to take steps to clean up various sports associations in the country. Hibi Eden of Congress said the government should desist from changing the name of Nehru Yuva Kendra which has been playing a significant role.
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