Union Minister Anurag Thakur


Union Minister Anurag Thakur

The country's largest TV9 network has organized the What India Thinks Today Global Summit 2024 in the capital New Delhi. The stalwarts of politics, sports and entertainment have come here. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur participated in the 'Gearing Up for Sports Ascendency' session of the programme, where he spoke about the ongoing sports revolution in India. Anurag Thakur told how, with the help of the Indian government, the players in other sports besides cricket have made the name of the country bright.

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said in the program here that there was not so much money in cricket before 1983, then BCCI also did not have so much money. But as soon as the board won the case between Prasar Bharti and Prasamath, money started flowing into cricket. Today we see how our cricketers have become the stars of the world, time has come when players are making a name for themselves in sports other than cricket.

The players get the benefit of the government scheme

Anurag Thakur said that many such schemes including Khelo India are being run by the government today, where all the arrangements are being made for the players and we are getting to see the results. This is the first time that India has won more than 100 medals in the Asian Games. Today's India is doing its job and the results are coming automatically.

The Union Minister said that earlier the players had to face a lot of difficulties but today the government is bearing all the expenses of the players under the Khelo India Tops scheme. Not only this, 6 lakh rupees are also given separately, our government has built more than 1 thousand sports centers and this is just the beginning. If we get help from the state government, we can take a big leap in this.

The role of media is also very important: Brun Das

Brun Das, MD and CEO of TV9 Network spoke in this session. He said that the media can also play an important role in creating a superpower in the world of sports, first of all, the mentality of the people is being changed and the feeling of victory is being created in them. Gopi Pulel Chand is an example for all of us, who first created history and then supported the new generation.

'India will make history in Olympics'

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that media can give you recognition to players, which is more important than money. I did not want to quit cricket, but family circumstances became such that I had to quit the game. I became the president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association at the age of 25 and at the age of 26 we built a cricket stadium in Dharamsala. After that, the ways of politics opened up and maybe if that stadium had not been built, I would not have become a member of the Lok Sabha four times.

Anurag Thakur spoke openly about the preparations for the Paris Olympics. He said that in the previous Olympic Games, we had prepared the players during Corona, even before that we had trained the players abroad. Mirabai Chanu was injured, the government got her treated in America and later she also won a medal. Our athletes have created history not only in the Tokyo Olympics but also in the Paralympics.

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