Govt. Committed To Promote Indigenous And Other Sports
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Mr. Vijay Goel conferred Arjuna Awards to cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane in a function held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sep 16. Rohit Sharma was conferred Arjuna Award for the year 2015 and Ajinkya Rahane for the year 2016. Sharma and Rahane could not earlier receive the Arjuna Awards from the President of India, as they were participating in international tournaments.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that while there is no doubt that cricket is among the most popular game in India, the current government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to promote indigenous and other sports as well. He said the recent success of Athletes at Paralympics , 2016 has made every Indian proud.