Sports Authority of India

To choose the athletes, a meeting was held, chaired by DG, SAI, Sandip Pradhan. There were five parameters on which the athletes were chosen.

Rameshwar, who comes from a farming background, has studied up to Class 10 and could not go to the college because of his family's weak financial condition. He is now happy with Rijiju's assurance, saying that if given a chance, he can make his state and nation proud.

Earlier, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand's nomination for Arjuna award and cricketer Harbhajan's nomination for Khel Ratna award were rejected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

New Delhi: A total of 734 youngsters were shortlisted for scholarship under the Khelo India Talent Development Scheme. The scheme...