Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has won over social media with an image from the Asian Games in Jakarta.
Mr Rathore, 48, is seen in a formal suit, holding a tray as he speaks to Indian sportspersons at a dining area probably at the Games village in Jakarta. As the image was widely circulated, the minister was praised for "serving players".
The Sports Minister is himself an Olympic medalist, and many remarked that it makes all the difference when it comes to showing appreciation for sportspersons.
The photo became wildly popular on Twitter.
Ever seen Indian Sports Minister serving players like this ?— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) August 27, 2018
Rajyavardhan Rathore definitely is working on ground and motivating players to perform best
We can see what can happen when a Olympic Medal Winner Player is appointed as a Sport minister of India pic.twitter.com/z41kFXY8XN
Indian sports couldn't have asked for a better sports Minister than Rajyavardhan Rathore. India's success at Asian Games is a shining example of his sterling work behind the scenes in the past 4 years. Salute you Minister!! #AsianGames2018@Ra_THORepic.twitter.com/ElB40LgXZ7— Vasumati Rao (@vasi20) August 27, 2018
That's Amazing This is what happens when a Olympic Medal Winner Player is appointed as a Sport minister of India.
Minister of Sports Mr. Rajyavardhan Rathore serving players
Mr Rathore, one of the younger ministers in the central government, is known for his unusual gestures. Earlier this year, his Fit India challenge became viral and drew a response from a number of a number of sportspersons and celebrities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too, accepted the challenge and posted an exercise video.