(Pics) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan: Sports stars meet over LS manifesto

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New Delhi, Feb 22:The launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan and National Youth Policy was nothing less than a randezvous for sports stars.

From Mary Kom to Vijender Singh, P Gopichand to the sports minister himself, the entire setting at New Delhi was nothing less than extraordinary.

While Rahul had up his ante against politicians entering the sports sphere, the sports persons spoke of various development opportunities in the field. Rahul also highlighted the fact that the country should also focus on other forms of sports other than cricket. Football and Hockey are some of the sports that he said need attention.

Here's how the star power looks:

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meets disabled persons who were holding a protest for their demands at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meets disabled persons who were holding a protest for their demands at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with sports personalities after the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi chairs a Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia at a Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Defence Minister AK Antony at Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Jitendra Singh and sports personalities look on at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with boxer Mary Kom at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Jitendra Singh and sports personalities look on at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with badminton coach P Gopichand at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Jitendra Singh with sports personalities at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. Sports personalities seen in the picture are Mary Kom, Vijender Singh, P. Gopichand, Ronjan Sodhi and Ashish Kumar.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Sports Minister Jitendra Singh with weightlifter K Malleshwari at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with boxer Mary Kom's kid at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with Boxer Mary Kom at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Sports Minister Jitendra Singh with sports personalities flagging off a walk at the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and National Youth Policy, 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.

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