Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore

Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.) served in army for 23 years [1990-2013]. As part of his stint in army, he held prestigious appointments and served in the anti-insurgency operations in J&K and other active areas

Col Rajyavardhan Rathore represented the country in the Olympics sport of shooting. He won 25 international medals at various championships for Double Trap Shooting. He was the first Indian, post independence, to win individual Silver Medal at Athens Olympics in 2004.

He was awarded Padma Shri, Ati Vishisth Seva Medal, Arjuna Award and Khel Ratna Award for his exceptional services to army and sports.

In 2013, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore took voluntary retirement from military to serve the nation as people’s representative

Col Rathore was elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Jaipur (Rural) and sworn in as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in
November 2014.

In September 2017, he was given additional charge of Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affair and Sports . In May 2018 , he became Minister of State (I/C) for Information & Broadcasting.