Mr. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Designation: Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of I&B, Government of India Col
Award Name: Outstanding Contribution to Public Life
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a Shooter-Soldier who has voluntarily retired to serve the nation as a politician. He is the first sportsperson to win an individual Silver for India since Norman Pritchard, who won two Silver Medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics. He has been awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri. He joined Bhartiya Janata Party to contribute all his energies to politics to bring about a change. He wishes that the youth should be able to choose the profession he/she wants to be in. He is a strong advocate that people of our country should excel in their own chosen fields and contribute in their own special way.