Kiren Rijiju promises greener stadiums, academies


New Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Wednesday announced that all SAI Stadiums and academies will be environment-friendly.

The minister, who took charge a few days ago, also pledged his support for a greener earth as he planted saplings of Ashoka tree on the occasion of World Environment Day.

“This is just the beginning of a long term initiative. Going forward, we will plant many more trees in all our SAI stadiums and academies. All our institutes will be environment-friendly,” Rijiju said.


The minister also met athletes at the event and enquired about their training and sought feedback on the facilities available at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium.