Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been newly appointed as the Sports Minister of India. 47-year-old Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has won Silver Medal in Shooting in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Taking up the position as the Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has promised that the youth will be provided with the right opportunities and ensured that they will be made physically and mentally stronger.
The former minister Vijay Goel is now the minister of state for parliamentary affairs. Rathore was serving as minister of state for information & broadcasting.
After being appointed, Rathore said “There is only one VIP and that is the sportsperson and nobody else. There is a requirement of shift in attitude.”
He also emphasized on honor and facilities for all the sports personalities representing India.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was born in an army family. He is the second generation army officer after his father Colonel (retd) Lakshman Singh Rathore.
- In mid 1990’s Rathore first stepped in a shooting
- He cleared the National Defense Academy examination and served in the Indian army for 2 years
- For two years Rathore was posted in Delhi to practice in the city's Tughlaqabad shooting range with the army’s marksmanship unit
- Colonel Rathore became India’s first ever individual to clinch silver medal in men's double trap of 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens
- In 2013 Rathore joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
- In 2014 he swore in as minister of state for information & broadcasting.