"Youngsters' attitude of claiming gold at international platforms is fantastic"
"I'm really proud that we've been able to take sports to grassroots and elitist level. Believe me, I've never seen the kind of confidence and attitude of a champion that is so remarkably displayed in our athletes these days," Rathore said.
Youngsters aren't just going and representing India in international platforms but claiming gold medals. This attitude is so new and fantastic, he said.
"Education isn't limited to classrooms, there's a lot in field"
Rathore, himself a professional shooter and a silver medalist in the 2004 Olympic Games, also stressed on how education isn't just limited to classrooms.
Hailing the Education Minister's syllabus reduction decision, he said, "Even our Prime Minister says 'jo khelega, woh khilega'. Education is just not related to classrooms. There's a lot of it out in playfield," the 48-year-old Colonel said.