Tamil Nadu Sports Minister Dr S Sundararaj has stirred up a controversy during inspection of a school in Pudhukottai. The minister, during the visit, was seen humiliating young women hockey players. A video of the minister’s late night surprise ‘inspection’ of the school shows him speaking to the players while gesturing at them. Sundararaj is heard reminding the students repeatedly of the scholarship money that the government is paying them.In the video, he asks a woman athlete whether she has enough banyans (vests) and gestures at her.Sundararaj asked a student if she had brought any medals for the state. “Why are we feeding her if she is not winning any medal,” the minister said.”You have put on weight no? We give you Rs 250 for food every day, and we give college students Rs 200 a month. You get more than them combined. I will only give money according to the food you eat,” Sundararaj told another player. The minister further asks a student if she has physically matured after joining the hostel. Moving towards another woman athlete, Sundararaj asked whether the earring that she is wearing were real gold or imitation.Sundararaj, however, rejected the charge of him humiliating the students. The sports minister said he was only motivating them to do better.