Kiren Rijiju

With this app, athletes can check for themselves the list of prohibited substances and don't have to depend on anyone else for assistance, said Rijiju

Usha, who remains one of India's most accomplished athletes with 11 medals at the Asian Games, had retired in 2000 with a promise to nurture a new crop of athletes.

"So, I will be doing a LIVE Yoga session on #InternationalYogaDay for school children with our sports minister Hon'ble Shri Kiren Rijiju, and renowned athletes like MC Mary Kom and Anjum Moudgil," Shilpa Shetty said.

Rijiju hailed the rising levels of fitness within people in the country and he heaped praise on the Fit India movement.

Rijiju thanked the IOA for making a 'valuable contribution' to the PM-CARES Fund amid the coronavirus crisis in the country.

The Tamil Nadu Police Sub-Inspector said she has to play for the nation every day during these testing times caused by the coronavirus.

Rijiju added that the SOP has already been created so the training will start immediately and all other SAI academies will also be given permission to start training with their sports complex.

Rijiju said that SAI has already formed a committee to create a Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) to be followed strictly during training and is hopeful that the report will be ready soon.

The six-member committee consists of Rohit Bhardwaj, Secretary, SAI - Chairperson; Rajesh Rajagopalan, CEO, TOPS - Member; S. S. Roy, ED (OPS) - Member; S.R Sarla - Member; Col. B.K Nayak - Member and Sachin K. AD, TOPS - Member Secretary.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 24 announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown as a precautionary measure to control the spread of COVID-19.