Kiren Rijiju hopes India will relive its lost glory in hockey

BHUBANESWAR: Minister of the Union for youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju On Friday he said he hopes that India will relive its lost glory in the world of hockey.

I have come to Bhubaneswar to encourage and encourage the men's and women's teams in the Olympic qualifying match. Hopefully, India will relive its lost glory in hockey, Rijiju said.

I have high hopes that this time both men and women qualify for the Tokyo Olympics added Rijiju, who visited the city to see the qualifiers.

As a minister of youth affairs and sports, it is my responsibility to ensure that our children are appropriately encouraged and that they receive support when necessary. Therefore, I have personally come to cheer on our teams, he said.

Rijiju is also elated and impressed by the support given to several sports in the state of Odisha.

Second, I am very impressed with the way in which Odisha Government is supporting sports. Odisha Government , for the last so many years, has taken tremendous initiatives to encourage various sports disciplines. So, these kinds of important international matches are awarded on the basis of the support extended by the local government," Rijiju said.

... I also extend my sincere congratulations to the people of Odisha for showing tremendous enthusiasm in sports, he added.

The minister said all the necessary steps are being taken to ensure that India displays the 'best-ever' performance at the Tokyo Olympics .

Government of India, the Department of Sports together with the Indian Olympic Association En colaboración con toda la federación deportiva, están tomando todas las medidas necesarias para garantizar que los Tokyo Olympics 2020 sean la mejor actuación de la India. Ganar o perder que no puedo decir, pero daremos la mejor oportunidad en términos de nuestra preparación y rendimiento , dijo.