New Delhi, Jul 12 : Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday chaired the first review meeting after taking charge of his ministry as he took stock of India’s preparation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.The meeting of the high-level committee was also attended by his deputy Nisith Pramanik and the officials of the sports ministry, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA). While it was the seventh meeting of the committee, it was the first for Thakur and Pramanik after taking charge.
Thakur took charge as sports minister from Kiren Rijiju last week following a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 35-year-old Pramanik, a first-time MP from Bengal, was appointed as the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports under Thakur, who is a cabinet minister.
During the meeting chaired by Thakur, various issues, including the provision of world class training facilities for the Olympic-bound athletes were discussed.