New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday urged the youth of the nation to simply go out and play, ahead of the second edition of the annual Khelo India Youth Games.
Rathore, a silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Olympics, posted a video on microblogging site Twitter and asked netizens to share their experiences with the hashtags #5MinuteAur and #KheloIndia, in an attempt to push more kids to take up sports in our country.
“Bas #5MinuteAur-haven’t v all asked fr it-in playgrounds,exam halls or on the phone? Let’s b the voice of our young athletes & say it loud- #5MinuteAur #KheloIndia Aur Khelenge Toh Aur Jitenge!(sic),” wrote Rathore along with a video. The minister also tagged Virat Kohli, Saina Nehwal, Deepika Padukone, and Salman Khan to take up the challenge.
Bas #5MinuteAur-haven’t v all asked fr it-in playgrounds,exam halls or on the phone?
Aur Khelenge Toh Aur Jitenge!
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 9, 2019
This is how celebrities, sports persons responded till now on Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s challenge
Great initiative by @Ra_THORe ji for our young talents. From childhood I passionately played Football & Athletics. I can still score goals⚽️. Never tired I was always- “Bas #5MinuteAur“. I invite @sureshpprabhu ji @PiyushGoyal ji @naqvimukhtar ji to share their stories. pic.twitter.com/ScwzzyUrib
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 9, 2019
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 9, 2019
There was no better joy in our childhood than to play #5MinuteAur. Lets break d shackles & relive tht joy. Thank u @Ra_THORe ji for this fantastic initiative.I nominate @mymalishka @rjpraveenredfm @RedFMIndia rjs to share their #5MinuteAur stories. #KheloIndia. @nisha_narayanan pic.twitter.com/FXndPtuveQ
— RJ Raunac (@rjraunac) January 9, 2019