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Julaniya to replace Bhatnagar as new Sports Secretary

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cadre will replace as the Secretary.

Julaniya is a 1985 and was working with his home cadre till now, an said. Bhatnagar, an of the 1983 batch from Uttar Pradesh, has been released by the Ministry and is set to join the

"I am leaving the Ministry after a satisfying one-and-half years during which we have achieved many a milestones and started new projects," told

had also served as of (SAI) and the earlier.

"My main satisfaction is that during my tenure a sporting culture, sporting consciousness has started in the country. The entire sporting ecosystem has changed. Parents all over the country have now started to understand the importance of sports in daily life," he added.

Asked whether, he is open to the idea of returning to the in future, Bhatnagar replied: "Any day! I would love to return to sports."

Bhatnagar also outlined the achievements of the Sports Ministry during his tenure, which includes, opening the National Sports University, Kehlo Youth Games besides hosting important international tournaments like in Bhubaneswar and in

"It has been a year that the has started, the Kehlo also took off. We have also set up sports science centres is 6 universities and started Department of in six medical colleges.

"IIM Rohtak has also started a MBA programme in Sports Management with Ministry funding," he pointed out.

"Sports is in safe hands now. Corporates are now lining up to get associated with our programmes. There is no shortage of funds. Everything is streamlined and structures now," he signed off.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 12:45 IST
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