Sports Minister Anurag Thakur chaired a review meeting to take stock of preparations for the Indian Olympics.© Anurag Thakur / Twitter
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur chaired the first examination meeting on Monday, after taking charge of his ministry, when he took stock of India’s preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The high committee meeting was also attended by Deputy Nisith Pramani and officials from the Ministry of Sports, the Indian Sports Authority (SAI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). While it was the seventh meeting of the committee, it was the first for Thakur and Pramanik after taking charge of the sports ministry last week.
Thakur took on Kiren Rijiju’s sports minister last week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi renewed his cabinet.
35-year-old Pramani, a Bengali deputy for the first time, was appointed Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports by Thakur, the cabinet minister.
At the meeting, chaired by Thakur, a number of issues were discussed, including the provision of world-class training facilities for Olympic athletes.
“It was a normal high-level committee review meeting that has been going on for a long time. At these meetings, we take stock of what we are preparing for the Indian Athletics Olympics to see if everything was on track or something is pending. That needs to be addressed,” an official source said. PTIri.
In addition, Thakur discussed with officials the progress of the # Cheer4India campaign and preparations on Tuesday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to liaise with the Olympic Athletes.
Modi will be in contact with Athletes to motivate them ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, which open almost on July 23rd.
The interaction will be broadcast live on Doordarshan and various government social media platforms.
More than 120 athletes from India will take part in the Tokyo Olympics due to the stringent health safety protocols due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The games will be held without spectators from July 23 to August 8.
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