Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju shared a memory of his visit to the 2008 Beijing Olympics on October 7. Rijiju took to Twitter to share a throwback video of him watching the Olympics sports. In the video shared on the Sports Minister's Twitter handle, he can also be seen touring various tourist destinations of China like The Great Wall of China, Bird's Nest Stadium (Beijing) and, The Forbidden City.
Thanks for sending this old clip of my visit to 2008 Beijing Olympics!— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 7, 2019
"The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sports, and maybe in life itself. For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth" pic.twitter.com/XMMN3VYwJO
Kiren Rijiju has taken up many new and innovative initiatives after assuming the office of the Sports Minister of India. On October 5, he hailed the NBA India Games as a 'historic day for sports' as he presented the match ball in the second contest of the pre-season. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports also recently launched the 'Plogging Run' under the banner of the Fit India movement.
Please join #PloggingRun on 2nd Oct Gandhi Jayanti. We can collect any litter on the route while jogging. The trash collecting activity while jogging will make India more CLEAN & FIT. Let us make the #FitIndiaMovement launched by PM @narendramodi ji a people's movement. pic.twitter.com/ELjHWIM5dR— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 24, 2019
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will not just be about games but they will also be promoting the message of sustainable development and climate change. The medals for the event were recently unveiled and it is revealed that the medals will be made from recycled electronic waste, primarily old phones that the Japanese people have disposed of.
Go behind the scenes on how the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals were created.— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) July 26, 2019
Resembling rough stones that have been polished and now shine. The design of the medals aim to reflect the themes of light, brilliance, diversity, hard work, and friendship.
100% #Sustainable. #1YearToGo pic.twitter.com/G23p3viNLu