India at Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju claims SAI’s new logo was a “humble effort” to launch champions- Current Minister of Law and Justice of India Kiren Rijiju is basking on India’s supershow at the Tokyo Olympics, as the contingent record their best ever tally at the Summer Games in Japan. A former Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Rijiju was one of the pivotal names behind the Sports Authority of India’s contribution over the years, which has placed pronounced importance on Olympic sports. The 49-year-old claimed that SAI’s new logo, launched in October was a “humble effort” at launching athletes.
It was a humble step but the new SAI Logo gave a new energy and renewed spirit to launch our champions! pic.twitter.com/91A8wKu5Zx
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 12, 2021
Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter and claimed that SAI’s new logo was a humble step at giving new energy and a renewed spirit to launch champions at the Tokyo Olympics. During the launch, then Sports Minister Rijiju had claimed that the new logo featured a flying figure which indicated the freedom an athlete had to further their career with the SAI. It also signifies Sports Authority of India’s journey of metamorphosis from identifying and nurturing grassroots level sporting talent to creating sporting excellence in the country and features the Indian Tricolour and blue colour of the chakra.
India at Tokyo Olympics: India had their best-ever campaign at the Summer Games, winning seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics. The tally included four bronze medals won by Lovlina Borgohain, PV Sindhu, India men’s hockey team and Bajrang Punia. Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Kumar clinched silver medals, while Neeraj Chopra created history by winning the gold medal. Rijiju had earlier paid tribute to late Milkha Singh, who had expressed that seeing a gold medal win in athletics was his last wish, and Chopra did so just months after his passing.