Kiren Rijiju

The Sports Minister also brought up initiatives like 'Khelo India' and 'Fit India Programme'. He said the programmes have started yielding results, but the states and UTs should try to make it a citizen's programme.

The police personnel are holding a protest outside the Delhi Police headquarters. Due to the agitation, the Delhi Traffic Police said that traffic movement is closed in the carriageway from ITO towards Laxmi Nagar.

Celebrating its 15th year in the city, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon was flagged off by Union Minister for Sports, Kiren Rijiju on Sunday from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The number of registrations for all categories in the 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) has soared to an all-time high of 40,633 participants, organisers said.

"We are looking forward to promoting sports in India, basketball is one of the sports which can become very popular in India. So, NBA coming and having their event in India is itself a big event," Rijiju told reporters.

Apart from Punia, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also partici[pated in the run.

Apart from Rijiju, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and wrestler Bajrang Punia also took part in the plog run in the national capital.

The minister, who chaired a special meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held here, said that the draft policy aims towards an education system built on the basis of quality and equity for building an equitable, just and humane society.

Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju and MoS Jal Shakti Ministry Ratan Lal Kataria flagged off “Great Ganga Run” at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.

Rijiju spoke on the issue after flagging off 'Great Ganga Run Marathon' along with Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.