Monday, 29 December 2014

Launching of two programmes on Good Governance Day by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports on 25th December 2014 in Guwahati.

25th December, 2014 was observed as Good Governance Day. The Ministry organized several programmes in different parts of the country to mark the occasion.  The Hon’ble Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) launched two programmes viz. Neighbourhood Youth Parliament and Youth for Development on the Good Governance Day at Tinsukia, Assam.  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and run for Good Governance were also organized on the occasion.

Good Governance Day observed by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 25th December 2014 at Shastri Bhawan.

To mark 25th December, 2014 as Good Governance Day, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports organized  a function at the premises of Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi between 9.00 to 11.00 A.M.  The officers and other staff of the Ministry voluntarily participated in the event even though it was a Gazetted Holiday.  Important speeches made by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpai, former Prime Minister of India, were screened which were very much appreciated by all present.  Shri Rajeev Gupta, Secretary (Youth Affairs) and Shri Lalit Kumar Gupta, Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs) made inspiring speeches to motivate the staff to work wholeheartedly towards Good Governance.  This was followed up by cleanliness drive in the Shastri Bhawan campus.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sporty Ministry felicitates Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Medallists

On 8th August 2014, function was organised at Vigayan Bhawan, New Delhi to felicitate Indian medals winners in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games 2014, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri. Sarbananda Sonowal and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar gave away the memento and the prize-money of Rs 20 lakh (for gold winners), Rs 10 lakh (for silver winners) and Rs 6 lakh (for bronze winners) to the outstanding winners in Commonwealth Games 2014.

India had won 64 medals (15 Gold, 30 Silver, 19Bronze) in the July 23 to August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ministry felicitated them by presenting a memento and prize money cheque. All the participants, coaches, trainers and support staff were also called specially from various parts of the country to attend the dazzling celebrations at Vigayan Bhawan, New Delhi. Sports persons from various schools were invited to meet and interact with their mentors and heroes.

In his speech, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri. Sarbananda Sonowal had said that The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 provided a stiff competition to the Indian athletes. In spite of this, the Indian contingent came up with flying colours. He also praised Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi for allocating more funds for sports in the general budget 2014.

In comparison to performance of Indian athletes, Hon’ble Minister has also said that "We won 101 medals by 407 athletes in 2010 while 64 medals were won by 222 athletes in Glasgow. In 2010 Delhi Games, one medal was won for every 4.02 athletes while this time in Glasgow, one medal was won for every 3.46 athletes. This only proves that India has made phenomenal progress over the past few years." These glorious achievements have come at a time when Shri Narendra Modi has taken over as the Prime Minister of our country. Being an avid sports lover, he has taken the initiative to almost double the sports budget

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

                                  ISSUE OF INDIAN PLAYERS WEARING TURBAN

“We are aware that some players of the Indian basketball team were not allowed to play with turbans in the Asia Cup held in China recently. We are shocked and outraged. We have spoken to Basketball Federation of India and sought a detailed report from them.

We have also asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) to issue necessary guidelines/instructions to international Olympic Committee (IOC) to issue necessary guidelines/instructions to international sports federations so that such incidents do not take place again.

Our Government respects all religions and will do everything to ensure their sentiments do not get hurt.

Wearing a turban does not affect fair play and has not been objected to in international sports championships. Therefore, the latest incident has surprised and shocked us.”

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Visit of Shri. Sarbananda Sonowal Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports to RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur , Tamil Nadu


Hon’ble Minister of State ( I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports visited RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur , Tamil Nadu on 27.6.2014 and inaugurated the Department of Tribal  and North East Development. He highlighted the need for engaging North East Youth in productive activities and creation of gainful employment opportunities. He also referred to the demographic dividend that presents India at a great advantage and called for a holistic approach with inter-sectoral coordination to address the needs and concerns of young people in order to realise vision of the National Youth Policy. He further emphasised that the programme and activities for Youth need to be realigned from Youth development approach to Youth led development. Hon’ble Minister, interacted with participants of Consultation workshop being conducted in RGNIYD where experts have gathered from different institutions to impart training in priority areas and prepare comprehensive action plan for development of tribal and North East Youth. Director, RGNIYD, NSS volunteers and faculty members participated in the inaugural function.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is now available on Social Media platforms

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is now available on Social Media platforms. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated on 25th June 2014, the official account of the Ministry on the Social Media platforms.

Senior officials of Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports were present on the occasion.