A photo of Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had gone viral few days back as people thought that he was serving foods to Indian athletes in the dining area of the ongoing 2018 Asian Games. However, to the disappointment of many sports lovers, Rathore was only carrying his food while interacting with the athletes in the Asian Games village before sitting at the table.
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A journalist named Digvijay Singh Deo took to Twitter to share a sequence of photographs taken during the same time when Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was supposedly serving food to the athletes. He replied to a tweet when asked about the truth behind the picture that had gone viral.
Wrong. He wasn't serving tea. Don't fall for propaganda. @DiggySinghDeo @Padmadeo what's the truth behind this picture?— Mi'Laard (@ObjectionMilard) August 28, 2018
Digvijay Singh Deo shared the photographs but captioned them “No comments. Here is the sequence of photos”
No https://t.co/bVDk8rhOGI is the sequence of photos pic.twitter.com/8UKNZpQTdP— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 28, 2018
But this doesn’t take the fact away that the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia have given India and the sports lover plenty of new heroes as the nation continues to push itself to be the new ‘sporting superpower’.
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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a former Olympic silver medallist and now the sports minister of India have been a driving force for the athletes and youngsters to take part in more and more fitness and sports-related activities. After the inaugural and successful season of Khelo India, Rathore started #HumFitTohIndiaFit fitness challenge where sportsperson, politicians, actors, government officers and thousands of common people joined in and posted videos of how they keep themselves fit. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his fitness mantra with the entire nation.
India have won a total of 54 medals in 11 days of Asian Games 2018 as they continue their impressive, prolific run in Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza.