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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

DOB: January 29, 1970

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore AVSM is former Olympian. Rathore is a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha from Jaipur Rural seat. As of March 2019, he is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Government of India. He served in Indian Army and retired as Colonel. He won 25 international medals at various championships for Double Trap Shooting including a Silver medal at 2004 Summer Olympics in Men's Double Trap event. Rathore served as a commissioned officer in The Grenadiers regiment of the Indian Army before retiring in 2013 as a colonel. Following his retirement from the Army and shooting, he became the member of the parliament for the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014. In November 2014, was made the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. Rathore was appointed as a Cabinet minister with independent charge for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2017.

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Archer 5 lakh assistance

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore sanctions Rs 5 lakhs for ailing archer

Other Sports | Jul 09, 2018, 03:40 PM IST

The money was sanctioned from the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS).

Watching films breaks barriers of language, culture says

Watching films breaks barriers of language, culture says Rajyavardhan Rathore

Bollywood | Jun 20, 2018, 04:38 PM IST

Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of Information and Brodcasting recently inaugurated the European Union Film Festival. He said watching movies can breaks barriers of colour and culture.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

India has potential to play in FIFA World Cup soon: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Football | Jun 11, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

Rathore said the training opportunities and support for the players are much better now and also urged schools to focus on promoting sports and not just academics.

Sunil Chhetri

Intercontinental Cup: Rathore, Tendulkar hail Chhetri for 'super achievement' in 100th game

Football | Jun 05, 2018, 07:01 PM IST

It was a memorable match for Chhetri, who turns 34 in August, as he scored twice in India's 3-0 win over the African side in front of a packed crowd at the Mumbai Football Arena.

priyanka chopra fitness challenge

Hum Fit Toh India Fit: Here’s how Priyanka Chopra has taken up the Fitness Challenge

Celebrities | May 30, 2018, 09:05 AM IST

Priyanka Chopra is winning the internet with an old picture from the gym. 

Fitness Challenge

After PM Modi, Amitabh, Virat and other celebs, India TV joins #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge

Trending | May 24, 2018, 07:43 PM IST

The exercise began with Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore tweeting his video where he was seen doing push-ups. He then challenged Hrithik Roshan, cricketer Virat Kohli and badminton player Saina Nehwal to take up the cue.

hrithik roshan trolled

Hrithik Roshan faces wrath of trolls for cycling without helmet, using mobile phone

Celebrities | May 24, 2018, 06:03 PM IST

Among Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan also took the Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge. However, things didn't go in his favour. Check how. 

Narendra Modi

'Challenge accepted', tweets PM Modi after Virat Kohli tags him for fitness challenge

India | May 24, 2018, 11:51 AM IST

Kohli, on Wednesday, had accepted the challenge of Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and posted a video of him doing Butt Plank on Twitter.

Fitness Challenge

WATCH: Virat Kohli accepts fitness challenge; nominates three huge names

Cricket | May 24, 2018, 10:52 AM IST

Union minister Rathore had started a fitness challenge where all would post their favourite workout and nominated Kohli, Saina Nehwal and Hrithik Roshan. Take a look.

India should boycott 2022 Commonwealth Games

India should boycott 2022 Commonwealth Games, says NRAI chief Raninder Singh

Other Sports | Apr 17, 2018, 07:25 PM IST

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh on Tuesday said the country must boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham if shooting sport is not reinstated at the event.

Manish Tewari

Government trying to politicise sports, alleges Congress' Manish Tewari

Politics | Apr 10, 2018, 10:03 AM IST

Congress leader Manish Tewari has accused the sports ministry of trying to "politicise" sports by seeking information on medal record of Indian athletes in the past four years for a comparison with the UPA government.

PT Usha CWG 2018

CWG 2018: PT Usha asks media not to focus on athletes' regional identity; sports minister responds

Other Sports | Apr 10, 2018, 09:36 AM IST

PT Usha's tweet also drew a great response from Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who is also an Olympic silver medallist.

Indian Sports

Indians have potential in sports but lack opportunities: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | Jan 25, 2018, 10:13 AM IST

Rathore said that sports ministry's initiative 'Khelo India' was not just about playing but its real purpose was to make better doctors, engineers and lawyers etc.

Khelo India

Watch: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore unveils Khelo India anthem

Other Sports | Jan 15, 2018, 08:20 PM IST

Sports Ministry has already decided to select 1000 athletes every year under the Khelo India School Games for a scholarship of Rs 5 lakhs each.

We've released Rs 3.14 crore as allowance for 175 TOP

We've released Rs 3.14 crore as allowance for 175 TOP athletes: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Politics | Jan 03, 2018, 06:51 PM IST

The government has released Rs 3.14 crore as out of pocket allowance of 175 sportspersons under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme in the last quarter of 2017.

Hockey India

Ministry will give complete funding to Hockey India: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | Dec 10, 2017, 10:12 PM IST

Rathore congratulated the young Indian team for retaining the bronze medal in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final.

Sports Minister

India can produce 100 Usain Bolts: Sports Minister Rathore

Other Sports | Dec 06, 2017, 04:03 PM IST

Rathore said that the government's focus was to promote sports among the school children, which will encourage them to participate at the regional and national level.

National Sports Code

Govt finalising National Sports Code, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | Dec 06, 2017, 12:04 AM IST

Rathore said his ministry has recommended the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry to hold three to five sports periods every week in schools.


SAI to be renamed, 'authority' has no place in sports: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Other Sports | Nov 24, 2017, 06:48 PM IST

The Union minister said he was working to shift sports from government to professionals.

Asia Cup Women's Hockey 2017

Sports Minister Rathore says Savita Punia will get all help from government

Hockey | Nov 08, 2017, 08:33 PM IST

Savita played a crucial role in India's title triumph in the recent Women's Asia Cup and secure a berth in next year's World Cup, pulling off the final winning save to deny higher-ranked China.