Sports activities Minister refuses to get embroiled in Bajrang Punia controversy

Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday refused to contain himself within the boiling controversy over wrestler Bajrang Punia returning his Padma Shri in protest towards the election of Sanjay Singh, a Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh loyalist, because the president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

Olympic medallist Punia had reached the Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Friday to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hand over a protest letter, however stored the Padma Shri medallion on a footpath, after being blocked by the policemen.

“I’ve already spoken sufficient. No extra feedback,” stated Thakur right here on the SAI centre on the sidelines of a perform to honour eminent athletes and Asian Video games medal winners.

Thakur additionally inaugurated new hostel services and a Artificial Athletic Observe at SAI.

Bajrang Punia returns Padma Shri in protest as shut affiliate of Brij Bhushan wins WFI election

Nonetheless, Thakur exhorted previous champions to return ahead and assist the budding athletes to make a mark in worldwide stage competitions.

“Our athletes received over 100 medals each within the Asian Video games (in Hangzhou) and within the Asian Para Video games. These tales have to be highlighted,” Thakur stated.

“Earlier than they departed (for Asian Video games) I had requested them whether or not they would be capable to breach the 100-medal mark they usually expressed collective confidence, they usually did it too.”

The Minister then requested the previous champions to pitch in to maintain the success in future competitions.

“We’ve received a number of main occasions. We had received the primary Thomas Cup final yr and we additionally noticed a whole lot of success in hockey, athletics and different occasions. Now, the champions ought to make sure that they go the information and expertise to the upcoming athletes in order that we will higher this effort in future.”

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