Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur on Saturday felicitated Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Mariyyapan Thangavelu and his coach Raja B in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Thakur said, Mariyyapan has made the country proud with his performance in Rio and now in Tokyo. He congratulated him and also congratulated all the Indian para athletes for their fantastic performance.
Speaking to the Sports Minister Mariyyapan said, he had expected to win a gold for India but due to the weather conditions on the day of the event, he could not fulfill that dream. He expressed confidence that in Paris he will win a gold for the country again.