Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore makes surprise inspection at SAI office

ANI | Updated: Sep 06, 2017 20:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 6 (ANI): Newly appointed Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday made a surprise inspection at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) office at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital.

"Surprise inspection of SAI @ JLN stadium. Known faces,offices. Good not good enough when best needed. Athletes first philosophy must prevail," Rathore wrote on Twitter after his surprise inspection.

In a major cabinet reshuffle that took place on Sunday, Rathore replaced Vijay Goel, who has been made the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.

And after taking charge as the Sports Minister on Monday, the Olympic silver medallist said that he will focus on providing sportspersons across the country both 'suvidha and sammaan' (facilities and respect) so that they can improve their game and win laurels for the nation.

"We will focus on suvidha and sammaan. (We want to make sure that sportspersons get facilities as well as respect). We want to create an environment where they can improve their game," Rathore told ANI. (ANI)