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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore


Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian shooter and a politician. He belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.

He is the first Indian to win an individual silver, after Norman Pritchard who won two silver medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won the silver medla in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Awards and Recognitions

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won the Arjuna Award in 2003-04. He won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour in 2004-05. He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri award. Rathore was chosen the flag bearer for India in the 2008 Summer Olympis in Beijing, China.

Controversies

Missing 'Secular' and 'Socalist' words in Preamble of Constitution in an Ad

Referring to the controversy over missing words of 'Socialist' and 'Secular' in Preamble of Constitution of India that was displayed in an advertisement, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that those words were added to the Constitution after an amendment in 1976. He clarified that it doesn't mean the governments prior to that were not secular. The Government was just respecting the Preamble made at the time during first Republic Day by displaying it in the ad, he said.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in News

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Quizzing for a Greener Future: TERI Organizes India’s Premier Environment Quiz “Terraquiz 2011”
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Hero MotoCorp Ltd. in association with the Ministry of Environment and Forest organised the 12th edition of the TerraQuiz, a one-of-its-kind international inter-school environment quiz competition. The show, hosted by VJ and Actor, Mr. Purab Kohli, will go on-air on the Discovery channel early next year

Shooter Rathore underscores importance of fitness at Delhi School Skating Championship
The importance of maintaining physical fitness was underscored at the two-day Inter-School Roller Skating Championship 2010, which was held here under the aegis of the Netaji Subhash Sports and Welfare Association.

Shooter Rathore underscores importance of fitness at Delhi School Skating Championship
The importance of maintaining physical fitness was underscored at the two-day Inter-School Roller Skating Championship 2010, which was held here under the aegis of the Netaji Subhash Sports and Welfare Association.

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