Saina Nehwal accepts Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore challenge, tells her #5MinuteAur story

first_img Next Saina Nehwal accepts Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore challenge, tells her #5MinuteAur storySaina Nehwal revisited her #5MinuteAur story after being tagged in the new challenge started by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.advertisement India Today Web Desk BengaluruJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 16:00 IST Saina Nehwal said #5MinuteAur of play can be extremely important in someone’s life. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSaina Nehwal said her will to play for #5MinuteAur has brought her to the level she is at todaySaina was nominated for the challenge by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreRathore played table tennis with both hands to start off the challenge on TwitterSaina Nehwal became a part of Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s #5MinuteAur campaign alongside Khelo India as she accepted his challenge of telling a #5MinuteAur story. Saina, in a video she posted on Twitter, thanked Rathore for nominating her for the challenge and remembered the time she used to crave to play for five more minutes.”I would like to thank Rajyavardhan sir for nominating me for #5MinuteAur. This is a wonderful initiative because in India where sports is getting better and moving ahead and that we have so much talent, I want to tell my story,” Saina said in a video on Twitter.”In my childhood when I started playing badminton during the summer camp, I always used to tell my parents that I want to play for five more minutes. I think because of that I have been able to reach this level today, because of their support and because of my will to play for five more minutes and get better and win more tournaments.”We cannot really gauge the amount of difference five minutes can make in somebody’s life because like I said, I am here because of it and I have been able to achieve so much, only because I wanted to play for five more minutes,” Saina concluded.I would like to thank @Ra_THORe sir for this initiative #5MinuteAur #KheloIndia2019 .. Further I nominate @SDhawan25 @parupallik and @MirzaSania for this initiative pic.twitter.com/Weq3PY8HucSaina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 9, 2019Saina further nominated Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, her husband and fellow badminton player Parupalli Kashyap and new mom and India’s tennis star Sania Mirza.advertisementEarlier on Wednesday, Rathore started off the new #5MinuteAur challenge for the Khelo India campaign with a video that went viral. Rathore, an Olympic medallist in shooting, played table tennis with both hands to encourage people to talk about their childhood memories of sports when they would ask their parents to give them five more minutes to play.Rathore posted the message on his social media handles to promote the Khelo India Youth Games which start Wednesday in Pune, Maharshtra. The 12-days sports carnival, beginning from January 9 to 20, will witness over 10000 participants from 29 states and 7 union territories.Rathore, one of the fittest ministers in India, tagged Virat Kohli, Saina, Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan to share their stories.”Remember when we used to play in our childhood, that was the exact time when our parents would remind us of our homework. What would did we say then, ‘just five minutes more’. There was no one to speak for us then but now we have a voice. So why don’t we all speak up for all the kids in the country and say ‘let them play’, five minutes more, play India. Use #5MinuteAur and #KheloIndia and share you five minutes more story,” Rathaore said in the video.Bas #5MinuteAur-haven’t v all asked fr it-in playgrounds,exam halls or on the phone?Let’s b the voice of our young athletes & say it loud-#5MinuteAur #KheloIndiaAur Khelenge Toh Aur Jitenge!Share ur story of #5MinuteAur @imVkohli @NSaina @deepikapadukone @BeingSalmanKhan pic.twitter.com/dg91JfzN7zRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 9, 2019Also Read | India will be among top medal winners at the 2028 Olympics: Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreAlso Read | IOA secretary requests Sports Minister to consider business class journeys for athletesAlso Watch | Mary Kom in a friendly bout with sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Saina NehwalFollow Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreFollow Khelo IndiaFollow Khelo India youth gamesFollow Khelo India youth games 2019Follow #5MinuteAurFollow Challengelast_img

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