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.
Let's encourage everyone to plant at least 8-10 saplings on#WorldEnvironmentDay Today I joined the Secy Youth Affairs & Sports, DG @Media_SAI , players and planted Saplings at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/tho7fybsUv
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 5, 2019
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.