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Dec 10, 2019
1:56PM

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls for rigorous campaign to bring awareness about doping

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Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju has called for a rigorous campaign to bring awareness about doping. The Minister said that a sense of clean sports must be inculcated in the players from the very beginning. Mr. Rijiju was addressing a gathering after declaring actor Sunil Shetty as the Brand Ambassador of National Anti Doping Agency, NADA in New Delhi today.

Mr. Rijiju said,  clean sports is the agenda of the government and players must adopt fair practices to achieve success and not resort to foul means like doping which brings bad name to the country. He said, it is imperative for sportspersons to stay fit in order to win and they should achieve fitness through regular exercises, yoga and by taking nutritious diet.

The Minister said, Fit India Movement was launched to create awareness about the importance of being fit in daily life through sports, yoga and walks or any other physical activity.

Actor Sunil Shetty stressed on the use of naturopathy, ayurveda and yoga to achieve fitness. He said, there is no shortcut to success. Shetty said, India is so rich that it has everything to give people a healthy life. Director General, NADA Naveen Aggarwal said that India is fast becoming a sporting nation and the agency is committed to make players aware of the menace of doping which destroys promising careers in no time. 

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