Canadian Sports Minister calls on Jitendra Singh

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 06, 2012 11:24 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IBNS) Canadian Sports Minister Bal Gosal called on Jitendra Singh Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, here on Tuesday.

Gosal is currently visiting India as a part of Canadian Prime Minister delegation.

During a half-an-hour discussion, both Ministers exchanged the ideas for identifying areas of cooperation between the two countries.

While briefing the media after the meeting, Singh said: "We exchanged the several ideas for developing cooperation in sports."

He said that Canada can help India in the field of sports medicine and establishing infrastructure for Winter Sports.

Gosal said that bilateral relations of India and Canada are extremely good and Canada is always willing to help India in extending cooperation in setting up Winter Sports facilities.

He lauded the India's athletes performance at recently held Summer Olympics in London where Indian athletes won six medals.

He also appreciate the ideas of funding of sports activities through creation of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) in Public & Private Sector Participation by the Sports Ministry.

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