2016 wishlist of Anurag Thakur, BJP MP and cricket administrator

My 2016 wishlist: Anurag Thakur, BJP MP and cricket administrator
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As a recently-elected secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and a great fan of the game, it is my wish to see that the country’s new-look, youthful cricket team continue its winning streak both at home and abroad. I want the team to emerge as number one in all formats of the game.

In politics, I have a long and ambitious wish list for my constituency Hamirpur. I hope I can achieve some of these goals in 2016. I want to improve the rail, road and air connectivity, to ramp up the education and health facilities and create jobs by setting up special skill development centres. At the same time, I also want to make a more meaningful contribution in Parliament…provided it is allowed to function.

I would like to take forward an initiative I launched – Honour Our Women – by sensitising my fellow colleagues in Parliament on gender issues. I have set a target of reaching out to 100 MPs in 2016, cutting across party lines, to carry this message to the grassroots level.

I also have a deep interest in environmental issues. I would like to use the year to create more awareness among people, especially the youth, about the need to protect the environment.