PM Interacts with the Indian para-athlete contingent for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Today’s new India does not put pressure for medals on its athletes but expects them to give their best: PM
Our villages and remote areas are full of talent and the contingent of para athletes is a living example of that: PM
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We have to keep on improving our ways and system to develop sports culture in India, shed fears of earlier generations: PM
The Country is helping its sportspersons with an open heart: PM
Whatever state, region you belong to, whatever language you speak, above all, today you are ‘Team India. This spirit should permeate every part of our society at every level: PM
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Posted On: 17 AUG 2021, Delhi
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the Indian para-athlete contingent for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and families, guardians and coaches of the para athletes today via video conferencing. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur; Union Minister for Law and Justice Shri Kiren Rijij;President of Archery Association of India and Union Tribal Minister Shri Arjun Munda; President of Paralympics Committee of India , Deepa Malik ; Secretary ,Department of Sports, GoI Shri Ravi Mittal were among those virtually present at the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister lauded the para-athletes for their self-confidence and will power. He credited their hard work for the biggest ever contingent to the Paralympic Games. He said he is hopeful after interacting with the para athletes that India will create a new history at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Prime Minister said that today’s new India does not put pressure for medals on the athletes but expects them to give their best. Referring to the recent Olympics, the Prime Minister said that country is firmly with the athletes in their efforts whether they win or miss.