Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore welcomed the decision taken by the MHRD ministry to reduce school syllabus by 50% and making sports mandatory. While speaking at the 113th annual session of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore welcomed the decision and said India can be world leader by 2025.
While speaking, he said no government in this world can do it alone, it is a collective effort. He praised the sportspersons for their attitude and confidence at the world sports stage. Mr Rathore cited the examples of famous Indian sport personalities who have done great job at world stage. Hima Das, Ravindra Jadeja, Swapna Burman, Sushil Kumar, all are from the most humble background and these sport personalities have an attitude which he has never seen before, he said. The Sports minister said “These are amazing examples of a country where people who had nothing but have succeeded because there is tremendous hunger in them to achieve”.
Rathode also stressed on how education is not just limited to classrooms and said Education is just not related to classrooms, there is a lot of it out in the playfield. “I am really proud that we have been able to take sports to the grass root and elitist level. Believe me; I have never seen the kind of confidence and attitude of a champion that is so remarkably displayed in our athletes these days.
He said youngsters are not just going and representing India at international platforms but claiming gold medals. This attitude is so new and fantastic, he said. “Recently, the education minister said they will reduce the syllabus by about 50 per cent and they are going to make sports mandatory. That’s a welcome move. Even our prime minister says ‘jo khelega, woh khilega’,” the sport minister also said.