Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Guwahati: Kiren Rijiju, the minister of state for sports and minority affairs, has emerged as one of the most popular faces in politics from Northeast. Today, he turned 49.

Born on 19 November, 1971, in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, Rijiju has been associated with various kinds of social work right from his youth. In 2015, he was also designated as the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champion for the Asia Region by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

On the occasion of his birthday, several members of the sports fraternity lauded Rijiju’s commitment towards the betterment of sports.

Champion sprinter Hima Das, who hails from Assam, shared a picture with the minister and thanked him for motivating athletes to work hard.

Six-times world boxing champion MC Mary Kom shared a throwback and wished the minister blessing and a healthy live.

Another boxer, Jamuna Boro wished that Rijiju gets the power, courage, knowledge and wisdom to continue to propagate his words to mankind.

Politicians from across the country and Northeast also wished the minister.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister of Chowna Mein also extended their greetings on Rijiju’s birthday.

North East Democratic Alliance convenor and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, “Your youth and vibrance are a source of inspiration for many. May you forever be endowed with great spirit and good health to keep serving the nation.”

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