New Delhi, Nov 27: News 24 on Monday honoured the young, smart and hardworking sports minister of India Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. A sportsperson himself, as a shooter Rathore won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Games while competing in the double trap event. In a career spanning over a decade, he also won multiple medals at the Commonwealth and Asian Games. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005. Rathore served as a commissioned officer in The Grenadiers regiment of the Indian Army before retiring in 2013 as a colonel.
He was conferred with the Jashn-e-Youngistan Samman for Politician of the Year by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The award is part of News24's unique initiative to appreciate and encourage the dynamic young power of the country as it is the youth in whose hands lie the future of a nation. The Young India is laying the foundation of a New India, an India that is making a world-wide impression. News24 has thus taken the lead in promoting and honouring the youth of India with its first edition of Jashn-e-Youngistan.