Sports Minister of India of Youth Affairs and Sports
Mr Rajya Wardhan Singh Rathor is the 11th Sports Minister of India. He won the 1st individual Olympic medal for India in shooting trap. This Ministry was originated as the Department of Sports at the time of organisation of 1982 Asian Games New Delhi. Its name were changed several time. It became a separate Ministry on 27 May 2000. Subsequently, In 2008, the Ministry has been bifurcated into Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports under two separate Secretaries.
- Mamata Banerjee (1991 – 1993)
- Uma Bharti (7 November 2000 – 25 August 2002)
- Sunil Dutt (2004 – 2005)
- Mani Shankar Aiyar (2005 – 2009)
- M. S. Gill (28 May 2009 – 18 January 2011)
- Ajay Maken (19 January 2011 – 28 October 2012)
- Jitendra Singh (29 October 2012 – 25 May 2014)
- Sarbananda Sonowal (20 May 2014 – 23 May 2016)
- Jitendra Singh (23 May 2016 – 5 July 2016)
- Vijay Goel (5 July 2016 – 2 September 2017)
- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (3 September 2017 – present)
Sports Minister of India Mr Rajya Wardhan Rathore reveal new game plan
11th newly appointed sports minister of India Mr Rajya Wardhan Rathore reveal new game plan. He has revealed his roadmap for Indian sports. By adopting a more pragmatic approach, Rathore’s Khelo India programme looks good on paper.
“It won’t be like any other project managed by government servants, it will be flexible and have proper professional guidance. In two months we will have highly-paid professionals running the show with our officers,” promised Rathore.
Minister said that they they will pick 1,000 young athletes every year till 2022,” said 47-year-old Rathore, adding the government will partner with
Khelo India will spot a 1,000 children (up to Class XII) from the School Games and fund them by allocating Rs 5 lakh per year for eight years.
The School Games in December will have 16 disciplines, including kho-kho and kabaddi. Archery, shooting and athletics will be among the priority sports, the minister said.