Published On: Sat, Aug 29th, 2020

Modi govt playing instrumental role in promoting sports: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Greeting sportspersons on National Sports Day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed and playing an instrumental role in promoting sports.

Amit Shah has recovered and will be discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday

The Minister said that young talents are being nurtured through initiatives like Khelo India and Fit India.”On National Sports Day, I salute all our sportspeople who have been making India proud through their passion and hard work,” Shah said.

He asserted that the “Modi government is committed and playing an instrumental role in promoting sports and nurturing the young talent through initiatives like Khelo India and Fit India”.

Shah also paid tribute to hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand, on the occasion of his birth anniversary, saying “Major Dhyan Chand was a phenomenal legend, who won three Olympic gold medals and mesmerised millions through his magical technique. His talent, achievements and devotion towards the motherland continues to inspire the generations to come,” Shah added.

Major Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905. National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29 every year to honour the hockey legend.

Meanwhile, Amit Shah has recovered and will be discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday, eleven days after being admitted for post-COVID care.

“He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time.” AIIMS media and protocol division chairperson Dr Aarti Vij said in a statement.

On August 18, Shah was admitted to the apex institute for post-COVID treatment after he complained of fatigue and bodyache.

On August 2, he had tweeted after testing positive for coronavirus. He had said that he was fine but was getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors.

The Union Minister was discharged from Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on August 14 after testing negative for Covid-19.

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