Wednesday, June 23, 2021

PM says good wishes of 135 cr Indians will be with nation’s youngsters participating in Tokyo Olympics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, the good wishes of 135 crore Indians will be with nation’s youngsters who are participating in the Tokyo Olympics. He was chairing a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

The PM said the youth of the country are creating a strong and vibrant culture of sports and sports is at the heart of the country’s national character. He emphasised that from vaccination to training facilities, every need of sportspersons must be fulfilled on top priority.   The Prime Minister said, he will be connecting with Olympics contingent in virtual node in July, to motivate them and assure them that a proud nation stands with them.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister was briefed that a total of 100 athletes have qualified for Tokyo Olympics across 11 sports disciplines. Twenty five more athletes are likely to qualify details of which will emerge by end of June.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and senior officials of the sports ministry were present in the meeting. On the occasion of 50-days Countdown to Tokyo Olympics yesterday, Mr Rijiju unveiled  Team India’s official Olympic Kit.

Speaking at the event, Mr Rijiju said, the Prime Minister has appealed to people to cheer up the athletes who will be participating in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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