Union Minister Kiren Rijiju underscores need to promote sports culture in IndiaOct 13, 2022
Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju underscored the need to promote sports culture in India. He was speaking in Bengaluru on Thursday at the sixth World Summit on Ethics and Leadership in Sports organised by the Art of Living Foundation and World Forum for Ethics in Business. The Union minister noted that a conducive ecosystem in sports must create lucrative career opportunities for the coaches, managers and promote sporting businessmen and viewership outside cricket. Saying that India has a rich history and tradition of sports since ancient times, Dr. Rijiju regretted that the sports culture has not evolved to the extent desirable. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was presented with the Ethics in Sports Award for his outstanding contribution to sports as Sports minister.
Others who received the awards were FC Union Berlin, sportsperson Anja Hammerseng and minister Sandeep Singh. Sri Ravi Shankar of Art of Living Foundation, sports minister of Haryana Sandeep Singh, Badminton Chief National Coach Pullela Gopichand, India’s first formula one driver Narain Karthikeyan, Indian Women National Hockey team Captain Savita Punia, Goalkeeper of the Indian National Hockey team PR Sreejesh, 25 time International Billiards and Snooker world champion Pankaj Advani, Vice President of Indian Olympic Association Sudhanshu Mittal among others participated in the Summit today. It was concluded in the summit to draw a roadmap to use fair and clean sport as a tool to unite people in a post pandemic world riddled by conflict, economic crisis and mental health issues.
Oct 17, 2022