Friday, January 21, 2022

PM Modi asks Indian Paralympic contingent to motivate people in areas outside sports to bring change in the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Paralympians to select one area other than sports and motivate children and youth in it to mark the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Mr Modi said, Paralympians have become celebrities due to their hard work and people will listen to them and accept their views which can play a big role to bring changes in the country. The Prime Minister shared the video of his interaction with the Indian Olympics Contingent for a breakfast at his residence last week. During his interaction, Mr Modi said they have lot to give to the country and assured them of his full support.

On the occasion, the Paralympians shared their experiences and challenges and lauded the Prime Minister for his continuous support and encouragement. They added that even players from the other countries said them during the event that it is a matter of pride for Indian players that the Prime Minister is talking to them. Mr Modi advised them to always think positively.

India had sent the highest ever contingent of 54 Divyang sports persons across nine disciplines in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics. The Indian Paralympians created history by winning 19 medals.

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