New Delhi – Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur meets Commonwealth Games medalist Rohit Tokas at his residence on Thursday, recognizing the athlete’s achievements and contributions to the sporting world. Following the meeting, Thakur highlighted the significance of Munirka village, where Tokas resides, as a hub for talented athletes and their respective sports disciplines.
“Munirka’s identity is synonymous with sports and its sports personalities. Rohit Tokas, who has won medals for India and also works in the Railways while training future players, is a prime example. One can draw inspiration from his life story. His father was a wrestler, but Rohit started with swimming and eventually excelled in boxing, earning medals for the country,” stated Thakur during a media interaction.
Thakur further emphasized that the Narendra Modi government has been steadfast in providing comprehensive support to athletes and sports in general. The meeting served as a platform for discussions on further improving the sporting ecosystem. Thakur and his team were warmly welcomed by Tokas’ family, who are dedicated to the pursuit of sports.
Rohit Tokas, a 29-year-old boxer, clinched a bronze medal in the Men’s 67kg Welterweight category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 held in August last year. In an enthralling battle against Zambia’s Stephen Zimba, both boxers displayed their skills and had their moments in the match. However, it was Zimba who ultimately secured a narrow 3-2 victory on points, leaving Tokas with a well-deserved bronze medal.