Kiren Rijiju Asks Athletes Not To Be 'disheartened' As Sports Min Postpones National Camps

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced that all the national camps have been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus threat gripping the parts of the world

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday, announced that all the national camps have been postponed in the wake of the novel coronavirus threat gripping the world. Taking to Twitter, the Sports Minister said that all national camps will be pushed to a further date except for those which are training and preparing the athletes for the Olympics. Further, Kiren Rijiju said that academic training at the National Centre of Excellence & in the STC's will be suspended until further orders. Reassuring the athletes, Kiren Rijiju asked them to not get disheartened and remain patient & said that they will resume the training soon after reassessing the situation.

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Kiren Rijiju reassures athletes

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