Mansukh Mandaviya Takes Helm: A New Era for Sports and Youth Affairs

Mansukh Mandaviya has assumed the role of Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, pledging to enhance India's sports landscape. Mandaviya, previously Union Health Minister during the COVID-19 crisis, also took charge of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, marking a significant reshuffle in governmental leadership.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 11-06-2024 14:40 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 14:40 IST
Mansukh Mandaviya Takes Helm: A New Era for Sports and Youth Affairs
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Mansukh Mandaviya has officially taken charge of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, vowing to fully commit to improving the nation's sporting scene. Mandaviya, who previously served as Union Health Minister during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, also assumed responsibilities for the Ministry of Labour and Employment, illustrating a sweeping reshuffle in the government.

The 52-year-old Mandaviya, who won the Porbandar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, steps into his new role with significant experience. "...to empower the youth of the country and strengthen the country in the field of sports, today I took charge of @YASMinistry in Shastri Bhawan," Mandaviya posted on X following his appointment.

Mandaviya is succeeding BJP leader Anurag Thakur in the sports ministry. Notably, Mandaviya's tenure as health minister saw him managing challenges like the oxygen supply crisis and overseeing the vaccination drive during India's severe second wave of COVID-19. Now, the health ministry has been assigned to J P Nadda in the newly inaugurated government.

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