New Delhi: The Indian men’s boxing contingent got a wonderful surprise when the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju, visited them at the National Camp in NIS Patiala on Saturday. He interacted with the players and coaches as he surveyed the ongoing camp and training process. The minister watched the sparring sessions as the pugilists prepare for the upcoming championships.
The senior boxers in turn also discussed the existing training facilities and shared inputs on modernising facilities. The minister also took part in a sparring session with the four-time Asian Championships medallist Shiva Thapa.
The pugilists were assured of all possible support needed for their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.