Sports minister Anurag Thakur felicitated the young Kabaddi champions of the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 on Tuesday.
The minister gave a surprise visit to Panchkula’s Tau Devi Lal Stadium, where he not only enjoyed watching the girls’ final Kabbadi match between Haryana and Maharashtra but also gave away medals to the winning Kabaddi teams of KIYG.
After meeting the young Kabaddi players, Anurag Thakur also saw the finals of the KIYG women’s volleyball match and met and motivated the young women volleyball players who participated in the finals.
Speaking at the event, the minister said, “Haryana as a venue is very apt since the culture of sports is so strong here. We have a huge number of talented athletes who are performing very well and all they need is the right opportunities which we are providing constantly.”
The Sports Minister also registered a tweet expressing his joy, saying “Enjoyed watching the finals and interacting with the finalists of the Women’s #Kabaddi event between Haryana and Maharashtra! SBI # KIYG2021 truly ignites the spirit and brings out the enthusiasm of young players!”
Enjoyed watching the finals and interacting with the finalists of the Women’s #Kabaddi event between Haryana and Maharashtra!
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) June 7, 2022
He was accompanied by the sports minister of Haryana Sandeep Singh and veteran long jumper and Athletics World Championships bronze medallist Anju Bobby George.