Coordination Between Sports And HRD Ministers Sees Burst In On-Field Talent, Compulsory One-Hour Games Period Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Parveen Negi/India Today Group/Getty Images)

After a triumphant ending of the Khelo India Youth Games, the national level multidisciplinary games hosted to develop sports at a grassroots level, Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulated hosts Maharashtra for topping the states with an impressive haul of 85 gold medals, reports All India Radio News.

“As Khelo India 2019 ends, congrats to hosts Maharashtra for topping medal tally with 85 Golds,” tweeted the Minister, who was instrumental in the success of the games due to his superior planning and knowing what sportsmen need, being an Olympian himself.

The Union Sports Minister also thanked Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar for considering the suggestion that there should be a mandatory one-hour sports period in schools around the country.

“Very thankful to Prakash Javadekar Ji for considering mandatory one hour sports period in schools”, he said.

The Minister also took pride in the grand scale of the games, which saw the participation of over 10,000 people, including 5,925 athletes. “10k participants. 5925 athletes. Unprecedented scale & glory!” said Rathore.

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