A Kerala man took time-out from his marriage to help his team win an important fixture.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore congratulated the medal winners and thanked them for making the country proud.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore elaborated on the initiatives, that he feels, have put India on the path of becoming a sporting powerhouse.
Kabaddi is presently played by about 30 countries around the world.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that he will not hesitate to sack his officials if they delay sanction of incentives for athletes but also warned against false accusations.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday shot off a missive to his British counterpart and to the CGF President, asking them to intervene and ensure that the sport remains a part of the 2022 edition.
P V Sindhu's mother and Saina Nehwal's father are among the 15 officials/non-athletes who have been cleared at no cost to the government.
The ministry is yet to clear the final Indian contingent sent by the IOA and it is expected to take another couple of days.
The Sports Ministry will take a decision on the contingent in a couple of days
Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore also proclaimed 2018 as the year of sports in India.
Rathore congratulated the young Indian team for retaining the bronze medal in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final.
Rathore made the comments when he was asked about the BCCI's strong response that National Anti-Doping Agency has no jurisdiction to conduct dopes tests on Indian cricketers.
Rathore kept mum when probed about Sushil Kumar's mysterious gold medal-winning comeback.
Virat Kohli sent a message applauding the 'Khelo India' initiative.
The newly-appointed sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday said "best of the opportunities" will be provided to all sportspersons.
Rathore was on Sunday appointed the new sports minister in place of Vijay Goel, who has been made the minister of state for parliamentary affairs.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore takes over from Vijay Goel following a major cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who clinched a historic silver medal in double trap shooting event at the 2004 Athens Olympics, said the increase in resources and aspirational level has created a perfect atmosphere for sportspersons