Sports in India is growing with each passing day, and its not just limited to cricket, for once. The likes of football, badminton, kabaddi have come to the foray, and much of the credit for that goes to the attention shown towards such sports by the Indian government.
One of the faces of this new change is none other than Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The former shooter, who won a Silver medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics, has spearheaded this new vision of making sports an integral part of the country.
Ever since taking over as the Sports Minister in 2017, Rathore and his ministry have come up with a number of schemes to uplift the sporting culture in India. And one such scheme has been 'Khelo India'.
On Twitter, the Sports Minister is promoting the scheme with a new set of challenge, named #5MinuteAur. In the video he has posted while issuing the challenge, he could be seen playing Table Tennis in an incredible manner.
While the sport can be a challenge for many, Col Rathore nailed it, playing with both of his hands at the same time while issuing the challenge. His 'hand-eye coordination', despite concentrating on sending the message, is unreal to say the least. Along with the video, he posted a message which read,
"Bas #5MinuteAur-haven't v all asked fr it-in playgrounds,exam halls or on the phone? Let's b the voice of our young athletes & say it loud- #5MinuteAur #KheloIndia Aur Khelenge Toh Aur Jitenge! Share ur story of #5MinuteAur"
The new initiative is called #5MinuteAur, and refers to how kids ask authority figures, like parents and teachers, for just a little more time to play. The minister has extended that nostalgia-filled phenomenon to the current day and age, also bringing examinations and phone calls into its ambit, and has asked people to share their #5MinuteAur stories with him.