Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus by 50%
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore welcomed the HRD Ministry's decision to reduce the syllabus in schools by half and making sports mandatory.
While speaking at the 113th annual session of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rathore also said India can be the world leader by 2025.
"No government alone can do it. It's a collective effort," he stressed.
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Rathore welcomes HRD Ministry's decision to reduce syllabus
"Country's sportspersons have an attitude which I've not seen before"
He also lauded the country's sportspersons for their attitude and confidence at the world stage.
Citing examples of those who've done well, Rathore said they have an attitude which he hasn't seen before.
Hima Das, Swapna Burman, Sushil Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, all are from the most humble background but have succeeded because there is tremendous hunger in them to achieve, the Sports Minister noted.
"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.
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"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.