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English Release 31-January 2015
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India Congratulates DRDO on the Successful Test-Firing of Agni-V
  • President’s Message on the Occasion of 38th Anniversary of Indian Coast Guard
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM reviews PaHaL Scheme for Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG Subsidy
  • PM salutes our scientists, on the successful test-firing of Agni V missile
  • PM gives best wishes to all athletes participating in the 35th National Games
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • Commemorative Postage Stamp on Swachh Bharat Released
  • Min of Culture
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • Siri Fort Auditorium amongst the top 50 auditoriums for cinema viewing in India- Col Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointments
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Tribal Afairs Ministers Felicitates Tribal Guests and the Tableaux Artistes & Supporting Staff, who had Participated in this Year’s Republic Day Parade
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Speech made by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Urban Development at the Inauguration of 35th National Games in Kerala on 31st January, 2015
  • States show the way forward on building smart cities

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Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports04-December, 2012 17:30 IST
Promoting Paralympic Medalists

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has no role in grant of sponsorship to players including those belonging to Paralympics. As far as assistance from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is concerned, there is no discrimination between medal winners of Olympic Games and Paralympics.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jitendra Singh said, winners of medals in Paralympics are treated at par with the medal winners of Olympic Games with regard to amount of Cash Award under the Scheme of ‘Special Awards to medal winners in International Sports Events and their Coaches’. Paralympics medalists are also eligible for being considered for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards and Pension under the Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons.

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