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We are committed to ensuring that sports is corruption free: Kiren Rijiju

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Union Youth Affairs and Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said he is committed to ensuring that is corruption-free and above favouritism.

"We are very committed to ensuring, that all kinds of activities within the must be corruption free," Rijiju told reporters.

"We want clean sports, which means, sports free from drugs, doping, and favouritism," he added.

"Sport is a field where you must be able to provide equal opportunity to everyone," said Rijiju.

He made these statements on the sidelines of an event where he inaugurated the vigilance week observed by the Sports Authority of India.

"We will set an example that we will run the Sports Authority of India with full efficiency and commitment without any tinge of corruption," he said.

"If you are involved in corruption you will never be able to achieve targets. An efficient administration will lead to better results and sports is directly correlated with results," he added.

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First Published: Wed, October 23 2019. 15:45 IST