PM Modi : PM Narendra Modi has lauded Indian sportspersons who have qualified for the Olympics, saying they have all worked “for years” for it and the country should support them during the Tokyo Games next month without putting pressure on them. The Olympics, which were postponed last year due to the Corona epidemic, will be held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to September 8 this year, for which more than 100 Indian players have confirmed their place.
Modi said that the enthusiasm of every player has to increased.
In his address to the nation through ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said, “Every player going to Tokyo has had its own struggle, years of hard work. They are going not only for themselves but for the country. Unknowingly, we do not have to put pressure on these players, but have to support them with an open mind. To increase the enthusiasm of every player.
In his address, PM Modi also remembered sprinter Milkha Singh.
India’s best performance at the Olympics was at the 2012 London Games. Indian players won six medals including two silver in these games. After this Indian players could win only two medals in the Rio Olympics. In this address, the Prime Minister also remembered legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away this month due to coronavirus.
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Modi said, “Friends, when it comes to the Tokyo Olympics, who can forget the legendary athlete like Milkha Singh ji. A few days ago, Corona took them away from us. While he was in the hospital, I had the opportunity to talk to him. “While talking to him, I had requested him. I said that you represented India in 1964 Tokyo Olympics. So this time, when our players are going to Tokyo for Olympics, you have to boost the morale of our players, inspire them with your message. ”
PM Modi mentioned the struggles of life of the players.
The Prime Minister said, “He was so dedicated and passionate about the sport that even when he was sick. He immediately agreed to it but unfortunately destiny had something else in mind.” Talking about the athletes participating in the Olympics. The Prime Minister described the struggles of life of archers Deepika Kumari and Praveen Jadhav, hockey player Neha Goyal, boxer Manish Kaushik, pedestrian Priyanka Goswami, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh, badminton player Chirag Shetty and his partner Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and swordsman CA Bhavani Devi. mentioned.
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