As Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur takes command.

Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur succeeded Kiren Rijiju as the country's 17th sports minister on Thursday. After taking the oath as a cabinet minister on Wednesday, the 46-year-old former CBP was assigned responsibility for sports and youth matters, as well as the Information and Broadcasting ministry.  Anurag will take office as the nation's athletes near the end of their qualifications for the Olympic Games, which begin on July 23. Since Mani Shankar Iyer (2006-2008),

Thakur is the first cabinet minister to be in charge of the sports ministry. Nisith Pramanik has been appointed Minister of State for Sports, reporting to Thakur."Whatever good work that has been done so far under Kiren Rijiju will continue. I would like to take everyone along and work for the betterment of Indian sports," he told reporters after taking charge.

He previously served as the Board's secretary and as the president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA). Before Wednesday's leadership battle, Thakur, a parliament member from HP's Hamirpur seat, was working as the minister of state for banking and corporate affairs underneath Nirmala Sitharaman.

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