The union minister of youth affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that the training of all elite athletes will be resumed once the lockdown has been lifted he said that all stakeholders and sportsperson should not rush into things as their health remains the topmost priority
“Once the lockdown is lifted, we will resume the training of our elite athletes followed by
other SAI training centres in a phased manner. I appeal to all sportsperson and stakeholders not to rush into things because health and safety are our top priority presently. He said that proper planning is being done to bring back the athletes to the ground safely and stated that some sports will be needing more attention and help than others. Kiren Rijiju will be speaking to the weightlifters on Monday.
India is currently under lockdown restrictions till May 17 to fight against the pandemic of the coronavirus. the government has applied some relaxations to the third phase of lockdown but the number of COVID 19 patients ahs gone up to past 60,000 and more than 2,000 lives have been claimed by the virus.
Karen shared his views on the changing lifestyle and said “not only sports but life has
completely changed, we cannot live like before and we have to make sure to follow the new norms and sports will also come up in a new way. We will have to plan to make sports more interesting without fans. Stadiums in the future will not be filled with fans. IPL is rich and will get revenue from tv but there are others that need help.we will help those sports and federations. We have big aims and we want to bring India to the top ten countries in terms of winning medals”.