The sports minister congratulates the kho-kho teams for winning gold in the South Asian games

NEW DELHI: Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju on Thursday congratulated men and women kho-kho teams that had won a gold medal each in the course South Asia Games in Nepal

The players, coaches and officials of the national federation shared their success story with Rijiju.

Rijiju congratulated the teams and said, Indigenous games are a priority for the sports ministry. The government will ensure all support to kho-kho and other games as well.

My vision is to bring indigenous games to the international level and also organize leagues for all of them, he added.

Kho-kho Federation of India President Sudhangshu Mittal said, This is the first time that kho-kho as a sport is being viewed with such interest by the government.